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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Chantilly Medical Center

Samir Nazam, MD

Family Medicine & Pain Management located in Chantilly, VA

Are you ready to be done with the hassle of hair removal and the resulting red bumps? Are you sick of paying for razors or waxing appointments? Dr. Samir Nazam of Chantilly Medical Center offers a solution: laser hair removal. With this safe, effective treatment, they dramatically reduce your body’s hair production — for good. To learn more, call Chantilly Medical Center in Chantilly, Virginia, or book your laser hair removal appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe, convenient, and popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. The team at Chantilly Medical Center uses a pulsating beam of light to get rid of your unwanted hair. The laser passes through to your hair follicles, and the intense heat damages the follicle. This deterioration hinders future hair growth.

What occurs during laser hair removal?

Before your laser hair removal procedure, you should shave, but do not pluck, wax, or have electrolysis. You should also avoid tanning.

Your provider at Chantilly Medical Center uses a handheld laser instrument with a cooling device. This tool targets the pigment in the hair follicles deep within your skin. Depending on the size of the area, the process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.

Laser hair removal gets rid of hair in nearly any area of your body, including:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini line

Laser hair removal cannot be performed on your eyelids or the area surrounding your eyes.

Since the process targets the hair pigment, laser hair removal works best for those with light skin and dark hair. The laser can’t “see” lighter hair, so laser hair removal is less effective for those with white, gray, red, or blond hair.

Will I need multiple laser hair removal treatments?

The results of a laser hair removal procedure vary and depend on the area treated. You may need 4-6 treatments to remove all the hair in a treatment area effectively because the laser can only treat hair follicles that are in the active growth phase.

Initial sessions are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart, and periodic maintenance treatments every 6-12 months help retain the effects of laser hair removal. Most patients who have undergone laser hair removal report a success rate between 70% and 90%.

If you’re tired of wasting time removing the unwanted hair from your body, call or make an appointment online today for laser hair removal at Chantilly Medical Center.