Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal services offered in Alamogordo, NM

If you’re tired of time-consuming shaving and painful and expensive waxing, consider laser hair removal. The aesthetic specialists at Seeberger Dermatology in Alamogordo, New Mexico, led by Alisa Seeberger, FNP-C, provide laser hair removal services for permanent hair reduction on nearly every part of your body. If you’re already investing in your appearance with treatments, why not try laser hair removal and avoid issues like razor burn and ingrown hair? Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is an innovative permanent hair reduction treatment. It damages your hair follicles with precisely calibrated laser light energy that converts to heat when it reaches the melanin in your hair. The heat damages your hair follicles and prevents future growth.

Your hair grows in cycles, and the laser must injure the follicles during their growth phase. This is why you’ll notice an immediate reduction in your body hair after just one treatment, but will need a series of treatments for optimal results.

On average, patients have a series of six laser hair removal sessions. However, everyone has different needs, so you may need fewer or more visits to achieve your desired results.

Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Traditionally, laser hair removal is most effective if you have dark hair and fair skin. However, advances in cosmetic laser technology have increased the effectiveness of laser hair removal for nearly every hair and skin color.

If you have unwanted hair on your body, you can schedule a consultation at Seeberger Dermatology for laser hair removal treatments for your:

  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Face

The aesthetic specialists at Seeberger Dermatology provide laser hair removal consultations and measure the melanin in your skin and hair before suggesting the treatment. You shouldn’t have a tan, even one that comes from a bottle, when you have laser hair removal, as the extra melanin can interrupt the effectiveness of the treatment and even lead to unwanted side effects.

What should I expect during laser hair removal treatments?

Your laser hair removal session can take as little as 15 minutes or as long as two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated. You disrobe enough to reveal the treated skin and wear goggles to protect your eyes.

Your aesthetic specialist uses a handheld device to direct the laser toward your skin. The handheld device also delivers a cooling blast of air to regulate the temperature of your skin. Nonetheless, you may notice a warming sensation during your treatment, and some patients describe a mild stinging feeling as the laser zaps their hair follicles.

To learn more about laser hair removal and if it’s right for you, call Seeberger Dermatology or schedule a consultation online today.