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Back Hair Removal

Back hair removal is best achieved by undergoing non-surgical non-invasive laser hair removal treatments. Laser treatments employ the most innovative techniques available to facilitate permanent back hair removal with very few drawbacks. Other body hair removal techniques, such as waxing, depilatory creams, and electrolysis can be time consuming and short lasting. Laser back hair removal is the best treatment available to eliminate unwanted back hair.

Laser back hair removal is a relatively painless procedure that provides lasting results. Because of the many benefits of laser back hair removal, this procedure is one of the most popular non-surgical medical procedures sought by men and women in the United States. In 2003 more than 900,000 patients underwent laser hair removal treatments. One in four laser hair removal patients are male with back hair removal as one of the most oft-sought procedures.

The best candidates for back hair removal treatment are people in good emotional and physical health who have a realistic understanding about the back hair removal procedure. People with fair skin and dark coarse hair are the best candidates for laser back hair removal because the laser targets the pigment of the hair shaft. People who seek back hair removal should speak to their cosmetic surgeon about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. A back hair removal patient should also speak to their doctor about their full medical history to determine if laser back hair removal is safe and appropriate.

The laser back hair removal procedure is performed by a qualified professional in a medical facility. Laser back hair removal treatments are administered on an outpatient basis and no general anesthesia is required. The cosmetic surgeon will begin by shaving and cleaning the back area. If the hair is dark the surgeon may choose to apply a bleaching cream which will increase the effectiveness of the subsequent back hair removal treatment. An anesthetic cream is applied to the area in order to mitigate any discomfort that may be experienced during the back hair removal treatment. The back hair removal treatment will take approximately one hour to complete. Five to eight treatments are necessary in order to achieve the desired results.

After laser back hair removal treatment sessions a patient may experience some redness and tenderness similar to that of a mild sunburn. These symptoms usually subside within the first few days of recovery. The recovery time for this procedure is minimal as most patients are able to resume normal activities almost immediately. It is important to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun in the months following back hair removal treatments.

Because laser back hair removal is an elective procedure, most insurance companies will not cover the cost. The average cost of one back hair removal treatment is about $700, which can vary based on a number of factors. If you wish to learn about laser back hair removal, please contact us to speak with an experienced cosmetic surgeon in your area.