Laser Hair Removal

St. George Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most common procedures performed here at Riverside Medical Arts. Because of our outstanding reputation, more and more patients across St. George, UT rely on us to get rid of unwanted body and facial hair.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that is performed to remove unwanted hair in certain areas of the body with the use of laser technology. This is a popular cosmetic procedure not just in St. George, but in all of US, because of the significant results that it provides when it comes to hair removal.

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What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

This treatment has been proven to effectively remove unwanted hair in particular areas in the body, such as the legs, arms, underarms, face, and bikini line. Our laser experts here at Riverside Medical Arts trust this method since lasers provide precise hair removal effects as they only target dark, coarse hairs in the skin and leave everything else undamaged. The treatment is also speedy, taking only a fraction of a second with each laser pulse. Furthermore, the treatment usually provides permanent hair loss after only six to eight laser hair removal sessions.

How can I prepare for laser hair removal?

Weeks before your session, it is advised that you limit waxing, plucking, or using electrolysis on the areas that need to be treated. The hair roots are temporarily removed during such activities, which are the ones being targeted by laser during laser hair removal. It is also advised to avoid sun exposure six weeks prior to and after the treatment. This is to prevent sabotaging the results and avoiding any complications from arising. Prior to coming into our office, we ask the patients to shave the treatment area.

What can I expect during my laser hair removal appointment?

The laser technician will adjust the equipment according to the color, type, and thickness of your skin. Expect to wear necessary eye protection throughout the treatment. A special cooling device or a cool gel will be applied to the treated skin to help the laser light penetrate deep into the skin.
Pulses of light will then be emitted. Throughout the process, your technician will carefully monitor the progress and your skin condition for any adverse reactions.

What happens during my recovery from laser hair removal?

You can expect the treated areas to feel and look sunburned temporarily after the procedure. You can alleviate this by applying cold compress or moisturizers to your skin.