For many of us, winter is a season that keeps us cooped up indoors. As the temperatures drop and the snow falls, we retreat to warm homes and wait out the frigid environment we find ourselves in. Winter is a season defined by bundling up in layers as well. Puffy coats, mittens, hats, and sweaters are often the apparel of choice when snow flurries find us this time of year.

Summer is an entirely different story. Warmer weather has the power to entice us out of our homes and in many cases, begin to dream of sunny and sandy destinations that await. As we shed our coats and let our skin breathe for the first time in a long time, it’s common to look for ways to feel refreshed and revitalized before hitting the beaches. When you’re ready to capture the essence of summer with smooth, glowing skin, laser hair removal is often a good choice for meeting the season in sleek style.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Unwanted hair has a way of showing up across the body. While it’s completely natural, it’s not always an aesthetic look that’s made to match swimsuits, shorts, and tank tops that are popular during the warmer months of the year. Laser hair removal is a great choice for those who are looking for a gentle and straightforward route to removing hair as well as the hassle of constant shaving.

Much as the name indicates, laser hair removal involves laser treatment of a targeted area where hair growth is wanting to be eliminated. Laser treatments are focused on the hair follicles to eventually stop growth at the source.

A Customized Michigan Laser Hair Removal Plan

It’s easy to assume that a laser hair removal is a one-stop option for every patient that walks through the door. This couldn’t be further from the truth! At the Skin & Vein Center, our professional team takes time to evaluate every patient interested in laser hair removal and come up with a well-tailored plan for achieving their desired results.

The number of Michigan laser hair removal treatments and the intensity of a session varies based on a variety of factors. When creating a customized laser hair removal plan, hair color, density, texture, and growth rate are all taken into consideration. The growth rate alone comes with defining variables including a patient’s age, metabolism, medication lineup, diet, and hormone levels.

Patients looking to enjoy laser hair removal in the name of summer fun will want to be sure to plan their sessions well in advance of the summer season. It’s important to remember that successful and permanent hair removal generally takes several sessions in between which hair will need time to grow.

Laser Hair Removal Preparation Specifics

While the areas of hair removal that patients are looking to treat vary, the preparation standards are fairly similar. It’s important not to use depilatory creams or wax for two weeks prior to your scheduled hair removal appointment. Tweezing is not recommended within this timeframe as well. There’s no need to worry about shaving prior to a laser hair removal appointment as this will be done on-site before treatment.

How the Procedure Works

Much like the comprehensive treatment plan itself, the process of laser hair removal looks different from patient to patient. Depending on the size of the area being treated and the density of hair being targeted, sessions can take anywhere from a few minutes up to a few hours.

There is no recovery time associated with laser hair removal and at most, patients who undergo the procedure report minimal redness and swelling at the treatment site. This generally goes away on its own within 24 hours and can be helped along by using over-the-counter pain medications as needed. After several sessions, patients can expect to see results in the way of smooth, healthy-looking skin that’s ultimately hair-free!

Where Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Laser hair removal is a comprehensive treatment option that’s used across the body to treat many different areas of unwanted growth. These include the arms, legs, bikini area, chest, shoulders, belly, and underarms just to name a few. Laser hair removal is also an option for the face including areas like the chin, nose, forehead, and upper lip.

Book Your Appointment Today, Just in Time for Summer!

Summer is just around the corner, so now is the time to book your  Michigan laser hair removal appointment with the experts at the Skin & Vein Center. Our team is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best so before you hit the beach, let us make sure your skin is clear, healthy, and sleek. Contact us today to learn more about our variety of services and to make an appointment or schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Dr. Eric Seiger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been offering innovative, expert medical solutions since graduating from New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Throughout his career as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, Dr. Seiger has been frequently published in medical journals for his development of new techniques for the safe removal and treatment of veins.