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Laser Hair Removal FAQS

If you’re interested in laser hair removal in Virginia, Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics has offices in Staunton, Afton, Raphine, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, to help you meet your hair removal goals.

FAQs About Laser Hair Removal in Staunton, Afton, Raphine, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA

The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about laser hair removal treatment.

How should I prepare for treatment?

It’s important to avoid sun exposure and do not lie in a tanning bed. Do not pluck, bleach, or wax the target area for at least six weeks to achieve the greatest results. You can, however, shave the area the night before, which will minimize the amount of hair that could potentially absorb the energy during treatment.

Is there anything I should avoid after treatment?

For the first two to three days, you should avoid very hot baths and showers, as well as stay out of pools and other sources of chlorinated water. Do not exfoliate for at least a week. You’ll be given additional instructions for care by your dermatologist.

Are there side effects to worry about?

Some people do experience a few side effects but they are typically minor. You might experience some swelling, redness, or general discomfort in the treated area for a few days. These are typically temporary, but don’t hesitate to discuss them with the team at Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics.

How long can I expect the results to last?

This can vary, according to the patient. It is usually not considered a permanent treatment, but many people report seeing no hair for years to come. Others might have hair return sooner, but there is usually much less of it.

These results do require a series of sessions, however – the number of which will depend specifically on your hair. Most patients need anywhere from two to six treatments. Some people also need touch-ups once a year for maximum results.

Learn more about laser hair removal in Staunton, Afton, Raphine, Fishersville, and Waynesboro, VA, by scheduling an appointment with the experts at Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics at (540) 885-4500.

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1600 N Coalter St #19
Staunton, VA 24401

10950 Rockfish Valley Highway, Suite C
Afton, VA 22920

45 Commerce Park Drive
Raphine, VA 24472

16 Ivy Ridge Lane, Suite 138
Fishersville, VA 22939

400 S Magnolia Ave
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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