Laser Hair Removal - Who is an Ideal Candidate?

No one likes the presence of unsightly hair that grows in a manner less than aesthetically pleasing. The presence of hair on such “acceptable” areas such as the arms, legs, and chest can be problematic. But matted, thick, or coarse hair on the back and shoulders can prove even more annoying. Dealing with the problem can be tough because shaving and waxing can only deliver temporary results. That is why it is so beneficial that the process of laser hair removal has been developed.

There are a number of factors that contribute to being an ideal candidate for laser hair removal. A person whose skin displays the presence of the aforementioned coarse and thick hair would be the most obvious candidate. Or, more accurately, a person looking for the complete and permanent removal of hair would be the best candidate since any hair removed by a laser procedure will not grow back.

Hair color also plays a role in the effectiveness of laser hair removal. Those with dark hair will notice the most obvious results. Those with blonde or reddish hair will see decent results but not to the degree of someone with dark hair. The thickness of the hair and its coarseness will also play a factor in the eventual results. The coarser and thicker one’s hair is, the better the results will be. The follicles of thin and fine hair do not break as easily as coarse and thick ones. However, those with thin and fine hair will notice results from laser hair removal.

The results of laser hair removal will increase if the patient has avoided previous methods of hair removal in the past. Specifically, those that have undergone procedures such as electrolysis or waxing might have less with laser removal procedures than those who have not undergone such treatments.

For more information on laser hair removal, Restylane® and BOTOX® injections, LipoDissolve, Thermage®, and other treatment options, it is important to speak with a skilled cosmetic dermatologist at our skin rejuvenation centers in Los Angeles.