When patients are struggling with unwanted hair on the body, they may find that it is becoming tiring and expensive to remove it every day. From shaving to waxing, several methods can be used to achieve hair free skin, but they can be time consuming to maintain. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville and Great Falls areas with their skin care concerns.
Laser hair removal is a way of reducing and eliminating the hair on specific areas of the body using laser treatments. These treatments target and damage the hair follicles. Dr. Neeraja Mattay and her team of professionals offer this treatment and understand its popularity!
Laser hair removal can be done anywhere on the body, and thanks to continued advances in the technology, it can be done on any skin and hair type. It used to be only beneficial for patients who had darker hair, but now the laser light has been improved so that it can be used on all ethnicities and hair colors. Patients love the ability to eliminate hair from the body for good! It can be used on the legs, arms, underarms, back, chest, and even the face for smooth, hair-free skin!
The primary benefit of laser hair removal is the ability to provide permanent results. However, to do so, patients must make a series of appointments. Just one treatment will reduce the amount of hair in the area, but not eliminate it, so several visits are necessary to ensure all the hair follicles in the active growth phase have been treated.
Another benefit of treatment is that it can be affordable for many patients. Our practice can suggest financing options to ensure it is within reach for even the tightest of budgets.
Laser hair removal is relatively comfortable. Many patients can undergo treatment without topical anesthetics on the skin. The laser pulses may feel like small snaps on the skin, but this is well tolerated by most patients.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.