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The best candidates for laser hair removal MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Many people suffer from unwanted hair on different parts of the body. Instead of using regular methods of waxing, shaving and creams to get rid of this hair, there are many people who prefer using a more permanent hair removal option, laser hair removal.

If you are interested in laser hair removal, it is better to first get yourself educated about the procedure, post procedural guidelines and if you actually are a probable candidate for laser hair removal as it does not suit everyone.

It is important that a laser hair removal candidate be in good physical and have good control over their mental and emotional health. In addition to this, the candidate should know the benefits and risks associated with the procedure, along with its specifics. The best way to find out if you can have your hair removed using laser is through a consultation with a doctor.

Hair and skin color is an important factor

Besides being in good health, the natural color of your hair and skin determines if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Basically the contrast between the natural color of your hair and skin determines the effectiveness of laser hair removal treatment.

You can expect the best results from a combination of dark hair and light skin. Of course, people with dark skin and light hair get satisfactory results after the treatment; but not the best. The same rule applies to those with red, graying or blond hair.

Thin hair removal is more expensive

The thickness of your hair is another factor to consider to help decide if you are the right candidate for the procedure. It is easier to remove thicker and coarser hair than fine and thin hair. This is because thin hair requires various laser hair removal treatments which is expensive, and at times, may be ineffective.

Pregnant women and those who may be pregnant should first consult their doctor before undergoing the procedure. Even those taking specific acne control medications should consult their dermatologist before considering laser hair removal.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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