Will Laser Hair Removal Work for Me?

Hoping to get a summer body? From waxing to threading, shaving to hair removal creams, tweezing to plucking, there are a variety of ways—many of them painfully repetitive—to get rid of unwanted body hair. For men and women in Appleton, WI, laser hair removal with Forever Bare BBL can be a way of getting more significant and long-lasting hair reduction results. The treatment destroys the follicle itself to “zap” hairs that have already grown, while also inhibiting future growth so you won’t have to deal with a 5 o’clock shadow on your legs anytime soon, if that’s a concern.

Our Excelin Medical Spa team often fields questions from patients who are unsure about whether this type of treatment would work for them. We can evaluate your hair and skin to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate.

The effectiveness of this procedure will depend not only on the color of your hair and skin, but also on the thickness of the hairs, the type of laser used, and your Fitzpatrick skin type. Developed in the mid-1970s, the Fitzpatrick scale is a scientific skin classification system used to identify skin types based on physical traits and reaction to sun exposure.

In the past, some patients with darker complexions have been apprehensive about using lasers due to the myth that any focused light energy would cause scarring or hyperpigmentation. Laser hair removal is generally safe for most skin types, provided that the pigment in the follicles is dark enough to absorb the laser energy.

Forever Bare BBL can treat skin tones ranging from Fitzpatrick skin type I, which is very pale white, to type V, which is a dark complexion. That said, the combination of fair skin and coarse, dark hair will generally yield the best results. Gray, white, light blond, and red hair do not respond at all to lasers.

Laser treatments can be used on all body areas, including the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.

Have questions about laser hair removal in Appleton, WI? Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Victoria Negrete and our team at Excelin Medical Spa would be happy to assist you. If you’re thinking of having a cosmetic procedure, call us at 920-931-0022 or send us a message to get started.