Laser Hair Removal

Young woman receiving laser hair removal treatment in Radiant Esthetics in Newport, RI

Are you ready to go bare? Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses pulsed laser energy to diminish hair from a targeted area while keeping surrounding skin safe. The areas on which laser hair removal is performed are the chin, upper lip, chest, underarms, back, bikini line, and legs. Through what is a safe procedure, hair can be removed from nearly any area of the body. You’ll get softer hairless skin with only a few treatments.

The advantages of this treatment include:

• Hair is precisely targeted
• Procedure is quick
• Results are permanent or long-lasting
• Combats ingrown hairs
• Softens the skin
• Produces no scarring

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Possible side effects of Sculptra injections include localized bleeding, tenderness, discomfort, redness, bruising and swelling. Side effects usually fade within a few days, although can last longer.

According to Valeant Aesthetics, “Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.”

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

In addition, spots that are itchy, red or sensitive, or that bleed, should be checked for malignancy.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots or make them less prominent include the following:

Treatment of age spots is considered strictly cosmetic, so insurance companies typically do not cover procedures to remove them.

The Treatment

We’ll put a handheld laser on the targeted area during the procedure. The heat will penetrate the deepest layers and destroy the hair follicles when the laser is activated. A cooling gel may be applied for minimal discomfort. You’ll also wear goggles to protect your eyes during the procedure. After the treatment, there is no downtime. Your skin will be sensitive to sunlight. Ensure to wear an SPF 30 moisturizer and refrain from going out during the day for at least a few weeks. We recommend six sessions for optimal results. The procedure takes 15-20 minutes to perform.

FAQ

Laser Hair Removal is a solution to remove hair on the chest, back, legs, armpits, upper lip, bikini area, and chin.

Typically, you'll get up to six treatments, but it varies for each patient. We'll discuss the number of treatments at your consultation.

You’ll see the results within four to six treatments. After the maximum number of treatments is complete, you’ll see optimal results.

No. You may get mild discomfort throughout the procedure.

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