Summer is fast approaching, and that means shorter pants and dresses, bare arms, and more skin in the sun. If you want to enjoy the warmer weather without worrying about shaving or waxing every time you expose your skin, laser hair removal may be the solution for you.
At New Canaan Podiatry in New Canaan, Connecticut, board-certified podiatrist Jennifer Tauber, DPM, wants to help you enjoy the summer months without the hassle of regular hair removal. That’s why our practice offers laser hair removal using the FRAC3® technology of the Fotona laser.
Over the years, we’ve fielded many questions from patients about where you can get laser hair removal on the body. To help you better understand the versatility of the Fotona laser system, we’ve created this short guide.
What should I know about laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal safely and effectively reduces unwanted face or body hair. It works by using heat energy to stop hair growth. At New Canaan Podiatry, we use the cutting-edge Fotona laser system. The handheld device lets your provider direct energy to the root of the hair follicles you want to treat.
Your hair grows in cycles. The FRAC3 technology of the Fotona laser works during the growth stage. When the protein cells that support hair growth absorb laser energy, it interrupts hair growth. This stops new hair from growing, and the treated hair falls out over time.
Individual hairs are usually in different parts of the cycle. This means you need more than one treatment session to target all hair marked for removal. The number of sessions you need depends on several factors:
- The size of the treatment area
- The location of the treatment area
- Your skin color
- Your hair color
Everyone is different, but thicker, darker hair usually needs fewer treatments than thin, light hair. On average, most hair removal goals require 6-8 treatment sessions.
Laser hair removal stops new hair from growing. This means you can expect results to last. New hair can grow for different reasons. For example, hormone shifts can trigger hair growth.
The good news is that this new hair is usually lighter and thinner. This makes it easy to get rid of with a quick touch-up session. In no time, you’ll have hair-free skin for good.
Can I get laser hair removal anywhere?
Almost! Laser hair removal only targets your hair follicles. The surrounding skin stays safe during treatment. This makes laser hair removal safe for most areas of the body.
Dr. Tauber creates a personalized treatment plan based on your skin, hair, and goals for treatment. You can pick and choose the areas you want to treat. Some of the most popular areas for hair removal include:
- Bikini area
Talk to your New Canaan Podiatry provider if you have other areas you’d like to treat with laser hair removal. Keep in mind that while you can use laser hair removal on most body areas, the effectiveness and number of treatments may vary.
To learn more about laser hair removal, schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Tauber at New Canaan Podiatry.