Is Laser Hair Removal for You?

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Laser hair removal is one of the most common and popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, and for good reason. Many people have unwanted hair growth or wish to avoid the regular hassle of shaving or waxing. Laser hair removal is a unique method of removing unwanted hair that involves focusing beams of highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. That light converts to heat, which is then absorbed by the hair’s pigment, also known as melanin, in the follicle. The heat damages the follicle and prevents more hair from growing. However, this procedure is much more than just magically poofing hair away. It requires a trained medical professional in order to perform the procedure correctly and prevent any damage to the skin.

Find Out if Laser Hair Removal is Right for You

Laser hair removal, while a safe and effective unwanted hair removal option for many, is not the same for everyone. Some people have better results than others. Laser hair removal tends to work most effectively on darker hair, although advanced technology in recent years has improved laser hair removal so that it can be effective on most hair and skin types. It is important to note that laser hair removal is not a one-time treatment. Typically it takes a full course of 3-5 treatments to get full, lasting results. By five treatments, the majority of the unwanted hair should be gone for a long time, if not permanently. Laser hair removal can be done on most parts of the body, including the legs, face, underarms, and bikini area.

Laser hair removal can feel uncomfortable to slightly painful. Many people compare the feeling of the laser to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The sensation can vary depending on the sensitivity of the area of skin getting the treatment.

Learn More About Laser Hair Removal

Do you think laser hair removal might be the right option for you? Call Summit Skin & Vein Care today at (816) 286-4064 to discuss our laser hair removal services.


  1. That is interesting that it only takes 3-5 treatments to lasting results. I was under the impression that I would be seeing a laser specialist the rest of my life to get rid of hair. This actually sounds really good compared to plucking or waxing hair off. Thanks for the awesome information!

  2. That’s good to know that it takes a few laser hair removal treatments in order to get rid of the unwanted hair. I have a grandmother that has thought about laser hair removal treatment for her facial hair, but I don’t think that she knows that it requires multiple treatments to be effective. I’ll have to share this info with her so that she can better understand how laser hair removal treatments work. Thanks for the info!

  3. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that laser hair removal usually works better on darker hair. My arm and leg hair is really dark, which can make keeping them looking good difficult, but it sounds like it could now be an advantage for me! I’d really like to not have to worry about shaving or waxing, so I’ll definitely look into using laser removal. Thanks for the great post!

  4. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that laser removal works better for darker hair. The hair on my arms and legs is really dark, and I’ve been thinking about getting it permanently removed so I don’t have to worry about shaving it all the time. Knowing that laser removal would be effective for my type, I’ll definitely look into having that done. Thanks for the great post!

  5. I like that you mentioned that laser hair removal is a process and not just a one time treatment. If you go into it with different expectations then you may be disappointed. Be sure and be dedicated to making your appointments for best results.

  6. I appreciate the article on laser hair removal and whether or not it is something that will suit me. I had no idea that it could take up to 5 treatments to actually have lasting effect of laser hair removal, I was always under the impression it was a one-time thing. My sister is looking into getting laser hair removal in the future when she can afford it. I will be sure to share this information with her.

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