Laser hair removal and electrolysis are two of the most commonly considered options when looking at a permanent solution for unwanted body hair.

It is important to make the most informed decision when it comes to selecting the best permanent hair removal option to meet your needs.

Laser Hair Removal: Just the Facts

-The most popular method for hair removal in the United States.

-Uses lasers to damage hair follicles which prevents regrowth.

-Requires follow up maintenance office visits to prevent future hair regrowth.

-Your hair may be trimmed before treatment.

-Laser settings are adjusted by the person applying the technology based on your hair color and thickness as well as the color of your skin.

-Skin protectant gel and/or topical anesthetic are typically applied to reduce discomfort or irritation.

-The patient will need to wear protective eyewear during the treatment

-Typically requires up to eight treatments before full result is achieved.

Electrolysis: Just the Facts

-The only hair removal method endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

-The only method of permanent hair removal.

-You must meet with an electrolysis before receiving treatment.

-Uses a very thin needle to target your hair follicles in order to apply an electric current to kill the root of the hair.

-Very little aftercare is required.

-Requires several treatments for complete hair removal results.

-Can be used on any skin or hair type or color.

-No harsh chemicals are used.

-Large areas may require many long sessions.

-Some patients report pain during and after treatment.

The Olney Skin Suite

When deciding which hair removal treatment is best for you it is always most important to seek the services of a board certified physician who is highly trained to treat your needs.

The Olney Skin Suite has the the physicians and staff trained and ready to help you choose the appropriate hair removal services based on your individual needs.

To learn more about our full list of services or to schedule an appointment visit our website or call us today at (301)298-1818.