Reflections for laser hair removal.
Reflections for laser hair removal.

There may still be a chill in the air in many regions of the country, but fashion magazines and websites are beginning to report on the trendiest styles for this spring and summer, and let’s just say that you’re going to want to get your legs in shape.

Miniskirts, hot pants and dresses are likely to flood store racks come April, so in addition to doing your squats and investing in a quality sunless tanner, it may be a good idea to consider laser hair removal.

The high-tech cosmetic procedure – which is also known as fraxel hair removal – allows you to go all summer without dealing with razors, hair removal creams or painful waxing, while still enjoying smooth, hairless gams. Moreover, you can avoid embarrassment due to stubble or missed areas.

So, how does laser hair removal work? Well, a certified practitioner uses an intense laser pulse to damage the hair follicle, which slows the progression of hair growth for semi-permanent results. For the legs, you’ll likely need a few sessions to completely remove the hair, and follow-up procedures may also be needed to maintain smooth legs.

While it’s been reported that people with light skin and dark hair make the best candidates for laser hair removal, today’s advanced tools and techniques allow people of many skin colors and hair types to get effective results from the procedure. However, if you have dark skin or light hair, it may be a good idea to choose a provider who is experienced in working with your particular coloring.

In order to prepare for fraxel hair removal, first research different facilities and their practitioners. This will help you obtain the best results and minimize any risks involved in the procedure. After choosing a trusted and experienced professional, you will need to have a consultation with them, where you’ll get an idea of how much the treatment will cost, how many sessions will be necessary, what maintenance will be needed and what to expect following laser hair removal.

Also, before going in for your appointment, you should stay out of the sun to avoid burning or blisters, which may complicate the laser treatment. Additionally, you shouldn’t pluck, wax or get electrolysis on your legs, as this may cause changes to the follicles, which may make fraxel hair removal more difficult.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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