Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Nelson Dermatology

Jennell Nelson, MD

Dermatologist & Cosmetic Specialist located in Manassas, VA

If you have unwanted body hair or find that you spend too much of your valuable time waxing, shaving, and plucking, laser hair removal could be the solution you need. To find out how laser hair reduction treatments in Manassas, Virginia, can benefit you, schedule a consultation with Jennell Nelson, MD. You can book an appointment at Nelson Dermatology through the website, or you can call to schedule by phone.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a way to target unwanted body hair and dramatically reduce the amount of hair that regrows — permanently. The treatment works by using a laser to send beams of light through your skin.

Pigments in hair follicles quickly absorb the heat generated by the laser light. This effect destroys the follicle, which makes it difficult for hair to grow. 

Laser treatments target hundreds of hairs during a single session. However, every hair on your body is at a different point in the growth cycle, and the effect of the laser is most effective on hairs that are actively growing. Because of this, you’re going to need multiple laser hair removal treatments. 

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?

Modern laser hair removal treatments are ideal for just about everyone. You may be a candidate for laser hair removal if you have:

  • Dark or tanned skin
  • Fine to coarse hair
  • Light to dark-colored hair
  • Patchy hair growth

Your dedicated dermatologist at Nelson Dermatology evaluates your skin and hair and can let you know on the spot if laser treatments are right for you. 

Can I have laser hair removal anywhere on my body?

Laser hair removal is safe and effective for most parts of your body. Nelson Dermatology offers laser hair removal packages to target hair on your:

  • Face and neck, including upper lip and jawline
  • Shoulders or underarms
  • Half or full legs or arms
  • Back, chest, or abdomen
  • Bikini area

You can even request to have more than one area treated during a single session so that you can achieve your smooth skin goals with fewer visits. 

How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?

After each laser hair removal treatment from Nelson Dermatology, you can expect a 10-25% decrease in hair growth. With ongoing treatments, you can experience an 80% reduction in hairs. Any new hairs that grow in tend to be lighter, finer, and barely noticeable.

Generally, at least 3-4 laser hair removal sessions are necessary. However, going through as many as eight laser hair removal treatments can help you achieve optimal results. You can undergo laser hair removal treatments once every 4-8 weeks. 

If you’re ready for smoother skin, contact Nelson Dermatology for a laser hair removal consultation today. Schedule your appointment online or by phone with a team member. 

Individual results may vary.

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