For the majority of people, hair removal is part of our weekly, if not daily, routine. We invest a lot of time and money in eliminating those pesky eyebrow hairs, keeping our facial hair in check and trimming things up for swimsuit season. And many of us wish that we could eliminate this chore completely.
With laser hair removal, you can. After you complete your full round of treatment, you can enjoy complete or near hairlessness in the targeted areas. So stop dreaming of silky-smooth skin and make it a reality.
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What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a service offered as a way to reduce unwanted hair under the arms, in the bikini and buttock area, on arms, legs, abdomen and face. Our goal is to reduce the hair by 80 to 90 percent, and what hair remains is lighter and thinner.
How Long Do Results Take?
Body hair takes about six to nine treatments and facial hair takes about 9 to 12 treatments. The treatments are typically scheduled four to six weeks apart. Patients with dark, thick hair often see the best results while those with white, very blonde or light red hair often respond poorly. Treatments are done in the office with topical anesthetic and no down time. Our laser is also one of the few that is FDA approved for darker skin tones.
How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
There isn’t a lot that you need to do; we aim to handle most of the work for our patients. However, there are a few things you have to do prior to your appointment.
- Stop plucking and waxing at least 6 weeks before your appointment. Laser hair removal works by targeting the roots of the hair, so pulling them out makes this treatment ineffective.
- Get a clean shave the night before your appointment. Any hair that is above the skin will burn, which can hurt and also doesn’t smell so great.
- Skip the fake and real tanning for several weeks before your appointment. This will help prevent discoloration from interaction with the lasers.
- Inform us about any medications you’ve been taking, including supplements. Some can have negative interactions with the lasers.
- Arrive with clean skin. This means no makeup, lotions, creams or perfumes.
And that’s it! Our team will handle the rest to ensure you get excellent results.
More about Laser Hair Removal
Hear Dr. Swetnam discuss the many benefits of permanent hair reduction with our laser technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal is priced per area treated, and each area will have its own price tag. Other factors can impact the cost as well, including additional services, special precautions needed for certain skin types and whether or not you need any special prep for your treatment. To get an accurate estimate for your laser hair removal treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Swetnam or Dr. Stubbs.
Can laser hair removal last for life?
Most people who get laser hair removal will forever have less hair than they once did and find that the hair that does come back is thinner and lighter than before. However, it is common for hair growth to return to a lesser degree after several years. This is why we suggest you get yearly maintenance treatments.
How old do you need to be to get laser hair removal?
In most cases, patients need to be of legal age to get laser hair removal. However, it can be performed on people as young as 16 with parental consent. There is no upper age limit for laser hair removal as long as your skin is in good condition and you are in overall good health.
How do I select a laser hair removal provider?
Start by looking for cosmetic surgeons near you that offer laser hair removal. In many cities, there are a lot of providers but they tend to be small clinics that are staffed strictly by technicians. Stick with surgeon’s offices since they have the most training and expertise. Then, look at online reviews and eliminate those who don’t have the best ratings. From there, look at their websites and schedule consultations with 2 to 3 providers who feel like they could be a good fit for you.
Who shouldn’t get laser hair removal?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not get laser hair removal. Certain medications, such as acne treatments, can cause severe reactions to lasers; be sure to disclose all medications and supplements you are taking. If you have genital herpes (HSV-2) or are prone to cold sores, laser hair removal may not be right for you.
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