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Laser Hair Removal

Farr Medical Group, Inc. -  - Board Certified Family Practice Physician

Farr Medical Group, Inc.

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians located in Brimhall area, Bakersfield, CA

Unsightly facial or body hair can make you self-conscious, but you may not have time for shaving, waxing, or plucking. Fortunately, a simple solution is within reach at Farr Medical Group, Inc. in Bakersfield, California. The expert team offers in-office laser hair removal to permanently get rid of unwanted hair. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to get started today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an innovative procedure in which your Farr Medical Group, Inc. provider destroys hair follicles to get rid of unwanted facial or body hair using the latest laser technology. They can eliminate hair on your:

  • Face
  • Upper lip
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back 
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

Unlike other hair removal methods, laser hair removal produces effective, long-lasting, often permanent results. It offers smoother skin without negative side effects or downtime.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal, your Farr Medical Group, Inc. specialist reviews your medical history and examines your skin in areas you’re concerned about. They discuss your desired outcome and let you know what to expect during treatment.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

To get ready for laser hair removal treatment, follow your provider’s instructions. Protect your skin from the sun, avoid tanning creams, stop taking certain medications if your provider recommends it, and don’t wax, pluck, or use electrolysis. Shave the treatment area the day before your scheduled appointment as directed by your Farr Medical Group, Inc. specialist.

What should I expect during my treatment?

Right before laser hair removal, your provider can numb the treatment area to help you avoid any discomfort. They give you goggles to protect your eyes from the laser and use a handheld device to apply laser energy to targeted areas of your skin. The heat from the laser damages hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth.

You might feel a sensation of warm pinpricks or periodic cooling, but the procedure isn’t painful. Treatment times vary, depending on the size of the areas treated. Each session may last just a few minutes or over an hour in some cases.

What happens after laser hair removal?

There’s no downtime after laser hair removal, so you can resume a normal routine immediately. However, you may notice swelling and redness for several hours. Protect your skin from the sun and avoid tanning beds. 

Treated hairs don’t fall out immediately, but shed over a period of several days and weeks. Your specialist often recommends a series of two to six laser hair removal treatments plus periodic maintenance sessions to give you the best outcome.

Don’t live with unsightly facial or body hair or spend time shaving, plucking, or waxing. Schedule a laser hair removal appointment with Farr Medical Group, Inc. by phone or online today to reduce unwanted hair permanently.