Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective way to get rid of unwanted hair on your face and body, especially if you’re tired of shaving, waxing, plucking, and using messy creams.

Have you wondered whether you are a good candidate for laser hair removal? If so, the aesthetics team here at Associates in Women’s Health in Cincinnati would like to share important information about who can benefit from this exciting service.

About laser hair removal

Laser hair removal works by targeting pigment called melanin in hair follicles with gentle pulses of energy. When the laser energy is absorbed by hair follicles, it diminishes the follicles’ ability to produce hair.

You may be interested in laser hair removal if you have unwanted hair on your upper lip, chin, underarms, arms, bikini line, chest, legs, back, or belly. We don’t usually recommend it for the eyebrows, because of their proximity to your eyes.

Harmony XL

The aestheticians at Associates in Women’s Health use the advanced Harmony XL laser hair removal system. We have chosen this laser hair removal system because of its safety and effectiveness. Harmony XL uses rapid pulses of low-level broad-spectrum laser light energy to painlessly remove hair.

Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed aesthetics treatments in the United States.

Your Harmony XL laser hair removal treatments take just a few minutes. Depending on your skin tone, the size of the area receiving treatment, and the type of hair you have, you’ll probably require anywhere from 6-10 laser hair removal sessions. In addition, you may need maintenance sessions to sustain your results.

Best candidates for laser hair removal

Because laser hair removal targets the melanin pigment in hair follicles, it works best on darker hair and may not work well on white or blonde hair.

Laser hair removal is also a popular service for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone disorder that can cause excess hair growth on the face and body. Because women with PCOS may have elevated levels of male hormones known as androgens, they may grow extra hair in places that men typically have significant hair growth, such as the chin, upper lip, and arms.

Although laser hair removal can be performed on almost any part of your body except the area around your eyes, it is not recommended for tattooed skin. We also recommend that you protect your skin from the sun before and after receiving laser hair removal treatment.

Get rid of your unwanted hair

Don’t put up with unwanted hair any longer. To make an appointment for laser hair removal, call our office at 513-794-1500, or request an appointment today.

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