Laser Hair Removal

Women's Health Care Specialists

OBGYNs located in Greenbelt, MD & Alexandria, VA

Unwanted body hair can be embarrassing and ruin your confidence. If you’re tired of shaving or plucking, board-certified Navita Modi, MD, FACOG, and her experienced OB/GYN team at Women's Health Care Specialists in Greenbelt, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, can help. They use innovative Elite+™ and TempSure™ Envi technology to eliminate hair so you can achieve smooth skin and youthful beauty. Call Women's Health Care Specialists to schedule a laser hair removal consultation today, or use the online booking tool.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal uses targeted laser energy to destroy hair follicles and prevent hair from regrowing. Dr. Modi and her team use innovative technology to get rid of unwanted hair on your:

  • Face
  • Bikini line
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Legs

For most people, laser hair removal is safe, effective, and produces desirable results after just a few sessions. The OB/GYN team at Women's Health Care Specialists uses advanced, state-of-the-art technology, including Elite+™ and TempSure™ Envi, to get rid of unwanted hair.

What should I expect during laser hair removal?

Prior to treatment, Dr. Modi cleans the area and may use numbing gel to enhance comfort during the procedure. She applies a laser or radiofrequency energy to your skin to destroy hair follicles, causing the hair to eventually fall out. 

Laser pulses may feel like a rubber band snapping or warm pinpricks, but air-cooling mechanisms within the laser make your experience more comfortable.

Treating your upper lip might take just a few minutes, but laser hair removal may last more than an hour for larger areas, such as your back.

What happens after laser hair removal?

Dr. Modi may recommend a series of two to six laser treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to achieve optimal results. There’s no downtime after laser hair removal, so you can resume everyday activities right away. 

You might experience some redness, mild discomfort, and swelling for one to three days. Apply a cool compress to your skin as needed to enhance comfort.

You may notice a 10-25% reduction in hair after your first treatment. Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds after laser hair removal, and follow Dr. Modi’s aftercare instructions to achieve the best possible results.

How long does hair removal last?

After the series of laser hair removal treatments is complete, you might remain hair-free for several months, years, or indefinitely. 

Everybody is different, but if hair does eventually regrow, it might be lighter in color, finer, and less dense than before. Additional laser hair removal treatments eliminate hair regrowth.

When you’re ready to get rid of unsightly body hair using the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser hair removal technology, call Women's Health Care Specialists to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking tool today.