Hair Removal

Hair removal is performed in order to improve the appearance of dense hair and to improve skin conditions aggravated by dense hair. Below is helpful information on Weymouth MA hair removal services provided by GK Dermatology.

Methods of Permanent Hair Removal

Permanent hair removal can be achieved via laser or light (IPL) treatment and electrolysis. This type of hair removal requires several sessions spaced out at intervals determined by the speed of hair growth in the specific body area to be treated.

Preparation For Hair Removal

You should not use any medications that cause photosensitivity for at least 5 days prior to laser or IPL treatment. Avoid sun tanning or sunless tanning products for at least 4 to 6 weeks before laser or IPL treatments and during treatment sessions. Avoid depilatory (hair removal) creams, plucking, waxing or electrolysis for at least 4 weeks before laser or IPL treatments and during treatment sessions. Do not use isotretinoin for at least 6 months and topical retinoids such as Retin-A for at least 1 week prior to treatments. The treatment area must be free of any open sores, lesions, or skin infections.

What To expect During and After Treatment

The physical sensation generated by the laser or IPL is most commonly described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. Most individuals are able to tolerate this for the short duration of the  treatment. You may have a sunburn-type sensation in the treatment area for several hours afterwards. Topical anesthetics are available to decrease any discomfort from the laser treatment. If a topical anesthetic is desired, please discuss this with your dermatologist.

Weymouth MA Hair Removal

To schedule an appointment regarding Weymouth MA hair removal services, please request a consultation or contact us at 781-812-1078. Our hair removal specialists will evaluate the area to be treated, discuss your desired results, and explain the treatment process to you.