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Laser hair removal - can be used to treat and permanently remove small or large areas of unwanted body hair. The best results are seen in those with light skin and dark hair, hair removal works best on coarse hair, than fine hair.

Laser hair removal - Signs, symptoms and causes

- The area is shaved and disinfected after anesthetic cream is applied. Laser pulses produce the highly concentrated beam of light that are

absorbed by hair follicles and damage the follicle. The procedure can be uncomfortable, but it is not usually painful. The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area treated. Any redness and swelling of the affected areas usually disappears shortly. Most treatments require 4-6 sessions of hair removal in the same area. The procedure can be repeated at monthly intervals.

Laser hair removal - Treatment

Patients can return to normal activity immediately.