LHR Treatments to Shed Unwanted Hair


Unwanted hair is so last season!  Laser hair removal (LHR) is used to remove and reduce unwanted hair in areas like the upper lip, chin, underarm and bikini.Most treatment areas take about 6 to 8 treatments to get the full results. Each treatment usually removes about 10% to 30% of the hair in that area.The treatment usually works best on darker hair and people with lighter skin tones.The laser actually targets the pigment in the hair and the hair follicle. The heat of the laser damages the follicle enough that hair doesn't grow back.
Each pulse of the laser feels like a rubber band snap with some heat to it so it is a little bit uncomfortable. Although most of our patients tolerate the treatment well, we do offer numbing cream for your comfort to use pre-treatment.

Each treatment usually takes about 10 to 20 minutes depending on which area is being treated. After the treatment your skin might have slight redness, or possibly some mild temporary swelling for a few hours.
At the Dermatology Center of Indiana we recommend treatments spaced about 5 to 7 weeks apart to get optimal results.
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Plainfield Dermatologist