CIGNA members: Please note that you may receive a letter in the mail stating that The Dermatology Center of Indiana is no longer in your network. This communication from CIGNA is incorrect and we would like to reassure you that we are still in network with CIGNA. We look forward to continuing to service you and your family for all your dermatology needs.

6 to 8 Treatments to Shed that Unwanted Hair with LHR

Unwanted hair is so last season! Let the Dermatology Center of Indiana help you find softer smoother skin through laser hair removal. Laser hair removal (LHR) is used to remove and reduce unwanted hair in areas like the upper lip, chin, underarm and bikini. Most treatment areas take about 6 to 8 treatments to get the full results. Each treatment usually removes about 10% to 30% of the hair in that area. The treatment usually works best on darker hair and people with lighter skin tones. The laser actually targets the pigment in the hair and the hair follicle. The heat of the laser damages the follicle enough that hair doesn’t grow back.

Each pulse of the laser feels like a rubber band snap with some heat to it so it is a little bit uncomfortable. Although most of our patients tolerate the treatment well, we do offer numbing cream for your comfort to use pre-treatment. Each treatment usually takes about 10 to 20 minutes depending on which area is being treated. After the treatment your skin might have slight redness, or possibly some mild temporary swelling for a few hours.

At the Dermatology Center of Indiana we recommend treatments spaced about 5 to 7 weeks apart to get optimal results. For the month of November, if you purchase a package of Laser Hair Removal you will receive a second smaller area package for FREE! If you’d like to take advantage of our offer call us at (317) 624-2655. Check out our Facebook Page, or find us on Twitter. We hope to see you soon!

Disclaim: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about medical, cosmetic, mohs, and surgical dermatology. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately-licensed dermatologist or other health care worker.

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