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Your body is covered with millions of hair follicles that vary in thickness, type, and density. Sometimes hair in certain areas can be visually unappealing while also proving inconvenient for removal by shaving or waxing.

Fortunately, Dr. Otis Allen can often address these troublesome areas by administering a laser hair removal treatment. This could be used to remove unwanted hair from legs, the bikini area, underarms, stomach, arms, back, shoulders, neck, face or upper lip, chin, and sideburns.

At your initial consultation appointment Dr. Otis Allen will assess the areas you would like addressed. This will help to define your personal goals and determine the overall number and duration of the laser hair removal session.

The treatment uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles and inhibit future hair growth. It generates an intense heat that damages the hair follicle and retards its ability to generate a strand of hair. It’s important to note, that this treatment only affects actively growing hair follicles. You might need multiple several treatments to fully clear the air of active hair follicles.

While laser hair removal can efficiently slow hair growth it cannot guarantee permanent hair removal. In the future you might need to return to Dr. Otis Allen for touchup treatments.

If you live in the Bloomington, Illinois, area and you are struggling with unwanted hair in a specific area of your body, you should call 309.827.3881 to set up a consultation appointment at Institute for Plastic Surgery.