Laser Hair Removal

Primary & Urgent Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Medical Spa in Massaponax, Fredericksburg, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, & Stafford, VA

Growing body hair is one of the few inevitable occurrences in life. With the laser hair removal services offered by Nather Ansari, MD, and his team at Primary & Urgent Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, you’re not doomed to a life of constant shaving and plucking. Laser hair removal significantly reduces your body hair growth over time. For hairless and smooth skin on any part of your body, call Primary & Urgent Care today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an innovative and noninvasive way to remove the hair on your body and slow its growth over time. Shaving and waxing effectively remove your hair, but it grows back quickly and the consequences include cuts, nicks, bumps, and burns.

How does laser hair removal work?

During your laser hair removal session, your provider at Primary & Urgent Care cleans your specified treatment area and applies a numbing gel if your skin is sensitive. The laser used for the procedure emits high energy and heats the follicles under your skin.

Follicles are the tiny sacs that hold each hair and help it grow. When they absorb the laser, they become disabled and the hair that they hold vaporizes.

After your first session, you should notice a 10-25% reduction in hair in the targeted area. For complete hairlessness, you’ll need to schedule multiple sessions initially and maintenance sessions once or twice per year thereafter.*

Does laser hair removal work anywhere on my body?

Yes, you can remove hair on any part of your body with laser hair removal. Commonly targeted areas include:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini area

The size of the area you’d like to target determines how long your appointment takes. Small areas, like your chin or upper lip, can be finished in just a few minutes. If you want to eliminate the hair on your entire back, your appointment takes an hour or longer.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe treatment for almost anyone. However, it works best on patients with dark hair. If you have light blond or white hair, the treatment is less effective and is more likely to irritate your skin.

At your consultation, your provider evaluates your medical history and the condition of your skin to decide whether the treatment is safe for you. If you have an active, irritating skin condition, laser hair removal can make it worse.

If you’re tired of the complications of shaving, waxing, or plucking your body hair, call Primary & Urgent Care today to find out if laser hair removal is right for you

*Individual results may vary