If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking unwanted hair, Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic offers laser hair removal to remove your hair with as little maintenance as possible. Inell Rosario, MD, safely performs laser hair removal using intense pulsed light (IPL) in Roseville and Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. To schedule your consultation, call the Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic office or book an appointment online today.
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive and pain-free procedure that uses light to reduce body hair growth significantly over time. You’ll need a series of treatments initially, then you’ll continue with maintenance sessions if you see your hair start to regrow.
Dr. Rosario can’t always predict how your follicles will respond to laser hair removal with accuracy because not everyone’s cells respond to laser hair removal in the same way. However, she can target the areas of your choosing with safe, science-based treatments. Your skin tone, hair color, and hair texture all have an influence over the number of treatments you need.
Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic offers laser hair removal using intense pulsed light (IPL), a type of light that is very bright, brief, and scattered. Your follicle cells absorb the flashes of light, and convert it to heat. The heat damages the follicles a little more with each session until they can’t grow hair as effectively as before.
Removing your body hair with laser hair removal isn’t limited to just a few areas. In fact, you can target any of the areas you tend to shave or wax regularly. Laser hair removal will simplify your hair removal routine eventually, but shaving between the sessions could help your progress.
Some areas that Dr. Rosario regularly targets include:
One major benefit of laser hair removal is that it doesn’t leave you with ingrown hairs or razor bumps. Instead, your skin is consistently smooth and free from the bumps and nicks that come from shaving.
You should avoid tanning, and shave the areas you want to target before each laser hair removal session at Enhance MD Body & Skin Clinic. You should also clean your skin first so there aren’t too many oils on the surface.
Laser hair removal using IPL is not painful. If anything, you’ll feel a slight pinching sensation with each flash. Dr. Rosario gives you protective eyewear to use during the procedure so the intense pulsed light doesn’t damage your eyes.
After every session, be sure to take care of your skin by protecting it from the sun and using soothing aloe vera gel or ice to calm any redness. You should also avoid any products or substances that would irritate it, including chlorine and perfumes.
You’ll need 6-10 sessions initially, but after that, you can come back once every year or two for maintenance with Dr. Rosario.
If you’re interested in laser hair removal, call Enhance MD Body & skin Clinic for a consultation or schedule online today.