Joel Schlessinger MD shares laser hair removal tips with Women’s Health

Joel Schlessinger MD shares laser hair removal tips with Women’s Health

Laser hair removal is becoming more and more popular because it saves time and effort when it comes to keeping skin smooth and hair-free. Before you decide to undergo this treatment, however, you should know what the process will involve. In a recent article on WomensHealthMag.com, Joel Schlessinger MD shares insider information about this procedure. These tips will help you determine whether this treatment is the best choice for you.

Joel Schlessinger MD outlines which patients are likely to see the best success.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in hair. For this reason, the procedure works best for individuals with dark hair. It is difficult for the laser to pick up blonde, grey and red hair so individuals with these colors may not experience optimal results. There are also certain machines that do not work with tan or dark skin tones because there is not enough contrast between the hair and skin colors.

Joel Schlessinger MD also wants patients to know that they will have to make multiple appointments for hair removal. The best results occur when patients make consistent follow-up appointments every four to six weeks. Certain areas such as the body can require eight to ten sessions while the face may only take six to eight sessions.

Prepare for your treatment with these tips from Joel Schlessinger MD.

Laser hair removal devices target the hair follicles so do not wax or pluck the area for a few weeks before your treatment. This ensures that follicles are in the proper stage of growth for the best results. You will, however, want to shave the area so the laser can precisely focus on the root of the hair.

Do you have more questions about laser hair removal for Joel Schlessinger MD? Ask in the comments section.

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About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on August 15, 2014, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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