Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - Laser Hair Removal

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Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - Laser Hair Removal

  1. 1. Joel Schlessinger, MD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER HAIR REMOVAL Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  2. 2. Laser hair removal is one of the most widely-performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. It involves using a highly concentrated beam of light, or a laser, to destroy the hair within the follicle. What is laser hair removal? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  3. 3. Laser hair removal is a longer-term hair removal method. The laser creates an intense beam of heat that is attracted by the dark melanin of each hair. This highly concentrated light is powerful enough to destroy the hair via the melanin within the follicle, leaving surrounding skin and tissue intact. How does laser hair removal work? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  4. 4. Laser hair removal is a fast and easy way to treat areas with unwanted hair. Many patients experience permanently thinner, sparser hair over time. Laser hair removal allows you to save time and money on other methods of hair removal in the long run just as long as you have dark hair, as it doesn’t work on blonde, red or gray hair. It also lessens some of the unpleasant side effects of other methods of hair removal such as ingrown hairs and razor burn. What are the benefits of laser hair removal? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  5. 5. Just about any area of the body where hair grows may be treated with laser hair removal, though Dr. Schlessinger recommends other methods for hair around the eyes. Areas from which patients routinely have hair removed by laser include the upper lip, chin, bikini area, legs, underarms and back. Which areas of the body can be improved with laser hair removal? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  6. 6. You’ll first recline comfortably in an examination chair. You may need to wear a gown depending on the area being treated. You will also wear goggles or glasses during the treatment to protect your eyes. Dr. Schlessinger or his Physician Assistant will apply the laser head to your skin and begin to move it over the area being treated. You may smell a slight burning odor, which is the hair being destroyed, or “zapped,” in the follicle. What can I expect during my laser hair removal treatment? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  7. 7. Laser hair removal is a permanent solution for hair reduction. It takes multiple treatments to remove the hair, and it could grow back over time. Each patient is different when it comes to hair growth rates. How long do the results from laser hair removal last? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  8. 8. A light stinging, similar to having a rubber band flicked against the skin, is what the sensation of laser hair removal is often compared to. Most patients experience minimal pain and are surprised at how quickly they feel no discomfort afterwards. Everyone is comfortable with different levels of pain, so if pain is a concern, patients are welcome to take an over-the- counter pain reliever before treatment. Pain levels can vary depending on the laser being used. Does laser hair removal hurt? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  9. 9. Side effects and recovery time are minimal with laser hair removal. You can even do it on your lunch break and head right back to work! Minor skin irritation and redness may occur. This lasts a short time, feels like a mild sunburn and is easily soothed with aloe vera gel or a cold compress. Occasionally, patients experience a slight burn or blister, but this is quite rare at Skin Specialists of Omaha due to our significant experience and emphasis on safety. Patients will need to wear sunscreen and protect the area for at least a month after treatment. They’re also encouraged to shave or to clip rather than pluck between treatments so that the hair is in the follicle and ready for removal. What are the risks of laser hair removal? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  10. 10. Laser hair removal generally works best for men and women who have coarse, dark hair and lighter skin. Those with blonde, red or gray hair are less likely to see desired results since lighter, finer hair colors don’t have enough pigment to respond to the laser. However, anyone with pigmentation to their hair is encouraged to schedule a consultation. Tanned individuals are not good candidates because there is often not enough contrast between the melanin in the skin and hair to allow for the laser to target each follicle. Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  11. 11. The me smooth device is the only at-home hair removal device to use patented elos technology. It’s clinically proven, FDA- cleared and safe and effective for all skin types and tones. This gentle device won’t cause nicks, stinging or snapping, and you’ll see results after just seven uses. Use it on the face and body to achieve the smooth, silky skin you’ve always wanted. The me smooth hair removal device is suitable for all skin types and tones Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  12. 12. The cost of laser hair removal depends on a variety of factors. The size of the area being treated and the number of treatment sessions necessary to remove the hair play a large role in pricing. Different areas may be treated during one session, which may save on costs. How much does laser hair removal cost? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  13. 13. Most patients require a series of 5-7 laser hair removal treatments before they achieve desired results. These usually occur over a period of 8-12 weeks, and are followed with periodic touch-ups. The number of touch-ups needed to maintain results will lessen over time for most patients, but you can expect to need a touch-up every 2-6 months at first. How many laser hair removal treatments will I need before I see results? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  14. 14. When it comes to any procedure, it’s important to seek a clinic and dermatologist whose main goal is safety. Dr. Joel Schlessinger of Skin Specialists in Omaha was one of the first dermatologists in the country to use lasers for hair removal. Since then, he has continued to build on his vast experience and keep current with the latest techniques and equipment. Dr. Schlessinger and his staff are proud to have been performing laser hair removal since 1996. He and his Physician Assistant personally oversee each treatment to ensure that patients are getting the best possible care for their individual needs. The unmatched safety record at Skin Specialists has yielded thousands of satisfied patients. How do I choose the right laser hair removal specialist? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.
  15. 15. Here’s how you can find out more about Dr. Joel Schlessinger: - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger - Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger - Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/ Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/LaserHairRemoval to browse our full selection of products.

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