Permanently reduces unwanted hair
Safe, quick treatment
Appropriate for most areas of the body, including the face, legs, back, chest, bikini area, underarms, and other areas
Few side effects
Some patients may not be good candidates for laser hair removal, for instance individuals with dark or tanned skin and/or light hair.
Darker skinned individuals may be at an increased risk for pigmentation changes.
Though rare and more often associated with an incorrectly performed procedure, blisters and burns are a potential complication.
Must avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen after treatment.
Treatment may involve some discomfort, requiring a numbing cream or other anesthetic.
Contributed by Dr. David Goldberg of New Jersey.