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Laser Hair Removal at Drexel Dermatology

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Drexel dermatologists perform laser hair removal for a more permanent solution for unwanted hair. In general, several treatments are needed to achieve hair growth reduction that lasts.

About the Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Drexel dermatologists use a special laser to specifically target and destroy hair follicles. Energy in the form of light penetrates into the skin and is converted into heat that warms and damages the hair follicle. Treated hair falls out within one to two weeks after the laser session.

After six weeks to six months, there is a gradual regrowth of some of the hair that was treated. But, there is usually less hair than before and it is thinner and somewhat lighter in color. For best results, multiple sessions are needed.

Patients with blond, red, and white hair don't respond well to traditional laser removal. Patients are asked to avoid sun exposure and to use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 (or higher) sunscreen following the sessions.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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