High Angle View Of A Therapist Giving Laser Epilation Treatment On Man's ArmpitUnwanted body or facial hair can negatively impact your self-esteem and self-image. Although shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams can help remove this unwanted hair. However, these are all temporary, inconvenient, and can sometimes be painful. Skin reactions can occur in some cases, such as depilatory creams and gels.

Now, there is a convenient, long-lasting, and generally painless way to remove unwanted body and facial hair with laser and light energy. Dr. John Lee and his team of aestheticians specialize in using the Gentlemax laser system to remove unwanted hair over several treatments.

During your initial consultation, your team will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to you and your aesthetic goals. Depending on your skin type and the type and thickness of hair you want to be removed, you may require several treatments between 3 and 8 weeks apart to see the best results.

Best of all, the treatment sessions usually take less than an hour, depending on the size of the targeted area, and are performed in the office setting. There are no restrictions after each session, and you can return to your everyday life immediately.

Significant side effects or reactions are infrequent with the Gentlemax system. Some patients do report some discomfort during the treatment. However, the sensation is very temporary and varies from patient to patient. Some areas of the body also tend to be more sensitive than others.

After the sessions, you may experience some tenderness and redness around the treated area and potentially some pain. These feel very similar to a sunburn and can be effectively treated in the same way with soothing gels and over-the-counter pain medication such as acetaminophen.

While very successful, it is essential to know that laser hair removal may not altogether remove all unwanted hair. Some skin and hair types are slightly more resistant to laser energy. However, the hair will still be significantly and visibly thinner.

Call Dr. John Lee and the Bryn Mawr Facial Aesthetics Center in Bryn Mawr, PA, to schedule a consultation. The team is available at 610-789-6701 or www.drjohnleesurgery.com to help you get started on your aesthetic goals.