Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc.

Diane M Kushnar, DO

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician located in Parma, OH

The continual nuisance of having to shave or wax to get rid of unwanted hair is not only a pain, but it’s also a waste of your precious time. At Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. in Parma, Ohio, Diane Kushnar, DO, provides a solution to this problem using state-of-the-art laser hair removal technology. Find out how you can enjoy permanently hair-free skin by calling Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. today, or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a state-of-the-art solution to the problem of unwanted body hair. Not only is it virtually painless and extremely safe, but after a course of laser hair removal treatments at Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc., you can throw out your razors and depilatory creams because the results are permanent.

Laser hair removal technology uses focused beams of laser light to destroy the pigment cells in the hair follicles. Follicles are where new hairs grow, and after the laser treatment kills the pigment cells, new hair can’t grow from those follicles.

Common areas for laser hair removal include:

  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Upper lip
  • Arms
  • Back

Laser hair removal is effective nearly anywhere on the body. 

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

The most significant advantage of laser hair removal is that it provides a long-lasting solution to unwanted hair. Shaving, waxing, and other traditional methods all need repeating regularly to keep your skin smooth, but laser hair removal treatment is permanent.

There are also numerous other benefits to laser hair removal:

  • Customizable to treat large areas, smaller areas, or even individual hairs
  • Sessions don’t take long
  • No downtime afterward

Laser hair removal is also significantly less painful than methods like waxing and epilating.

What happens during my laser hair removal treatment session?

When you visit Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. for laser hair removal, the first stage is trimming the hairs in the target area to a length that optimizes laser penetration. This does mean you have to leave the hair to grow before having your laser hair removal treatment.

As Dr. Kushnar applies laser energy, you might feel warmth and sensations like tingling, but the laser shouldn’t cause any pain.

After your laser hair removal treatment session, your skin might look and feel as though you’ve got a mild sunburn, but these effects disappear within a few days.

How many laser hair removal treatment sessions would I need?

You need to attend a series of laser hair removal sessions to ensure that the laser treats every hair during the growing cycle. The laser is only effective when hair is in active growth. As there are three growth stages in a hair’s lifecycle, you need to attend multiple sessions to catch every hair.

Most patients find it requires between three and seven laser hair removal treatments to achieve optimal results. These sessions take place at intervals of four to six weeks.

To find out more about laser hair removal, call Ridgepark Family Practice, Inc. today or book an appointment online.

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