Time to debunk some myths about Laser Hair removal. Dr. Gagliardi of Ageless Body Sculpting, our local expert on cosmetic procedures shares with us some of his expertise on laser hair removal.

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So here are some FAQ's:

1) When is the best time to start laser hair removal?
During the colder months, it's easier to protect skin from the sun, which is important for laser hair removal.  Also, the process targets dark hair, and during the winter our hair is naturally its darkest.

2) Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
The perfect scenario for lasers to target the hair is fair skin and dark hair root.  The laser will be naturally drawn to darker hair. The better the contrast, the better the results.

3) How many sessions does it take?
The average person requires approximately 6 sessions of laser hair removal on the area to see results.  With each procedure, you'll notice less and less hair.  Also, depending on the color of hair and skin, you could require slightly more or slightly less.  The best way to find out is schedule a consultation with a laser hair removal specialist.

4) Does it hurt to have done?
Each procedure lasts a few minutes and feels more like tingling than pain. Everyone's threshold for pain is different and sensitive areas may feel a bit more uncomfortable than others. But it would not be classified as "painful".

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Local Expert, Dr. Gagliardi. Find his Local Expert page here.