Laser Hair Removal in McLean and Northern Virginia

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About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. It is a convenient method for removing unwanted hair from the body and face. This treatment usually leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother while providing long-lasting results compared to other common hair removal options. Skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery offers safe, effective laser hair removal with Forever Bare BBL™ for men and women. This system can be used on the face, chest, arms, back, legs, and bikini line. If you are tired of using over-the-counter methods, such as hot wax, razors, and creams that provide short-term results, call our office in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about laser hair removal.

Candidates for laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a gentle treatment that is effective for many people. In your initial consultation, we will go over your needs, concerns, and goals so we can determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:

  • Have unwanted hair on their face or body
  • Want to stop using other techniques for hair removal (waxing, shaving, bleaching, creams)
  • Have dark hair and light skin
  • Are in overall good health

Laser Hair removal treatment

At the start of your appointment, we will cleanse the target areas to remove any dirt, oil, and lotion. Once the skin is prepped, the Forever Bare BBL system will be gently applied to the skin to target unwanted hair follicles. This is repeated until the target area has been fully treated. The advanced laser technology disables the hair follicles to disrupt hair growth. However, since hair grows in stages, multiple sessions are generally needed to target dormant follicles once they reach the skin's surface. 

On average, patients need 3 – 5 treatments over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to attain optimal results. Your sessions will be staggered to give the treated areas a chance to heal. This also allows time for follicles that were in the dormant phase to cycle into the active growth phase so they can be treated. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery targets the hair follicle alone, preserving the skin in the area being treated.

after your procedure

Although this procedure is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may look like it has a sunburn, but this is normal and will dissipate in a few days. We also recommend anti-inflammatory creams or ice packs to help reduce redness and any mild discomfort. Once your session is complete, you are free to go back to your daily activities, but you will need to refrain from strenuous exercise and direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours to allow the treated areas time to recover. Any direct sun exposure can negatively impact your results. 

Rid Yourself of Razors

If you're tired of spending time and money on shaving, plucking, or waxing, make a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal treatments at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery. Laser hair reduction can eliminate unwanted hair on the face and body in addition to creating a soft, smooth skin texture. We offer locations in both McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to best serve our clients. Reach out to our practice today to schedule your laser hair removal appointment.

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