Laser Hair Removal

Douglas C. Walker, DO, PC

Family Medicine Physicians & Med Spa located in Garland, UT

Removing the hair on your body can prove to be painful, time-consuming, and even counterproductive. At his office in Garland, Utah, Douglas Walker, DO, PC, offers laser hair removal treatments that allow you to forgo the frustrations of shaving, waxing, and plucking. If you’d like smooth, hairless skin without bumps and burns, call Dr. Walker or book your appointment online to find out if laser hair removal is your best option.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an innovative treatment for getting rid of unwanted hair on your body. It’s an alternative to shaving, waxing, and plucking that yields long-lasting results.

During your procedure, Dr. Walker shines the high-powered laser light on the specified area of your body. The beam targets your follicles, which are small sacs that hold each of your hairs and promote their growth. When the laser comes into contact with the follicles, they’re damaged and disabled so they can no longer grow your hair.

For ideal results, you’ll likely need several initial treatments. Once the hair is gone, it may grow back after a few months or years. Because of this, you can schedule maintenance sessions to keep your hairless look.

What parts of my body can I target with laser hair removal?

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with body hair, hairlessness is often the trend and preferable to many people. With laser hair removal, you can target your:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Bikini area

The only part of your body that you can’t target with laser hair removal is your eyelid and the area surrounding it. This is because the laser can cause damage to your eyes.

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

When compared with shaving and waxing, laser hair removal has many benefits. Many patients prefer it because:

  • The results are long-lasting
  • It doesn’t cause razor bumps
  • You won’t get cuts or nicks
  • It’s cost-effective in the long term
  • The appointments are fast
  • It’s precise

Even though the results vary, you’re able to predict the way your body reacts to the treatment after your first few sessions. Then, it’s easy for you to schedule each session knowing when you’ll need it.

What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

Before you commit to treatments of any kind, Dr. Walker ensures that you’re aware of any risks and side effects. Laser hair removal procedures have several potential side effects, including:

  • Discomfort during the procedure
  • Skin irritation (e.g., redness, swelling)
  • Skin color changes

If you have side effects, they should subside within the first few hours after your treatment. Your risk of side effects depends on your skin and hair color as well as your ability to follow preparation and aftercare instructions

If you’d like smooth skin and less body hair over time, call Dr. Walker to find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal.