Integrated Dermatology Group of Reston

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Reston

If you’re tired of shaving and waxing every day, you might be pleasantly surprised there’s a way to stay “shaved and waxed” permanently.

Laser Hair Removal treatment, an innovative laser technology, can “deactivate” hair growth. Not only that, it’s more efficient, and more importantly it’s less painful, than traditional methods like electrolysis.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The best way to understand Laser Hair Removal is to compare it to other hair removal options, like shaving and waxing.

The reason shaving is an impermanent solution is simply because it doesn’t get to the literal root of the problem: the root of the hair follicle. When you shave, it grows back in just a few days.

Waxing is similar, although it hits deeper. Though it removes the root of the follicle, it doesn’t actually stop new hair from growing in. Not only that, but waxing can be extremely painful.

Electrolysis, meanwhile, is a more permanent solution. Electrolysis uses chemicals, heat, or electric shocks to burn a follicle and restrict hair growth. This is not only quite painful, but very slow! It must be done one hair at a time.

Laser hair removal essentially performs electrolysis on a larger scale. It hits thousands of hairs at a time, and does it more gently and painlessly.

Laser hair removal targets melanin in hair follicles and “deactivates them.” This stops the growth of more hair.

The Laser Hair Removal Difference

Sending out various wavelengths of light within the visible spectrum that can bypass the epidermis and penetrate directly to the deeper layers of the dermis, laser hair removal is more effective than other technologies.

Unlike older laser technologies, our laser does not cause as much trauma to the surrounding skin.

If you’re interested in stopping the need for daily shaving, call Integrated Dermatology of Reston to schedule your appointment today.