Laser hair removal is one of the most effective hair removal techniques available today. Some of the most common traditional methods of body hair removal include shaving, plucking, waxing, and using chemical substances to dissolve away hair; but these methods offer only short-term solutions.
On the other hand, laser hair removal has proven effective in providing long-term and highly noticeable results. Since its inception in 1996, laser technology has undergone dramatic advances, enabling it to become a leading form of hair removal treatment.
Candidates for laser hair removal in Oklahoma City include any individual with unwanted body hair. Studies have found that up to 22 percent of women in North America have undesired facial hair, which can have negative emotional and psychological effects. Similarly, men experience emotional disturbances and anxiety due to unwanted or excessive body hair. By providing effective and long-term removal of undesired body hair, laser hair removal allows patients to feel more confident and satisfied with their bodies and themselves.
Beyond these fundamental emotional and psychological benefits, laser hair removal also provides effective treatment for the following skin and hair disorders:
Individuals with the following conditions should seek further medical advice before deciding to pursue laser hair removal:
Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair follicle and thereby inhibiting future hair growth. By using a concentrated beam of light set at a very particular wavelength and pulse duration, lasers are able to disrupt normal hair growth by damaging the hair matrix stem cell and destroying hair follicles. Satisfactory long-term hair removal is usually accomplished after a minimum of five laser treatments, with treatments occurring one to three months apart from one another.
Immediately after receiving a laser hair removal treatment in OKC, patients should use a cold compress or ice pack to decrease any pain, redness, or swelling that may occur. These side effects are common and should generally not be very serious. For more extreme skin reactions, a topical cream or oral antibiotic may be administered.
After receiving a treatment, patients should schedule any follow-up treatments with Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien. Slow re-growth of hair in treated areas is to be expected following early treatments, but will decrease as additional treatments are received.
To learn more about laser hair removal in Oklahoma City, contact Dr. Trent J. Fogleman and Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr. at 405-691-3111. Our office is located at 9617 S. Pennsylvania, just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport.
Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.