Laser Hair Removal

Plastic Surgery Experts

Hair grows differently on every person. Your hair growth patterns and frequency might be much different from other people’s that you know of. In some cases, the body might produce excess or unwanted hair, leading to frustration or loss of confidence. Laser hair removal is an incredibly effective treatment that our team has perfected, giving you an option to tame unwanted hair.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

The laser hair removal procedure utilizes a laser, or a precise light beam, to get rid of unwanted hair and hair growth in various areas on the body. During this process, the light is absorbed into the hair pigment and transforms into heat. The heat targets the hair follicles, preventing future hair growth. This process is usually done over the course of several sessions, and maintenance sessions might be necessary to maintain optimal results. Commonly target areas are the armpits, the legs, the skin above the lip, and the bikini zone.

Who Is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

This procedure will be most useful for people who are experiencing frustration or distress due to unwanted or excessive hair growth. Ideal candidates are in generally good health, and they are open to discussing their medical history with our team to ensure that they don’t have any underlying conditions that could complicate the treatment process or the healing process. Candidates should also be open to talking about their hopes, questions, concerns, and goals. Ideal candidates are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and they should also be willing to quit smoking if they smoke.

What to Expect During a Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Our team will tell you what to do to make sure you’re ready on the day of the procedure. You’ll be asked to limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen leading up to the appointment and avoid medications that inhibit blood clotting.

The number of sessions needed to achieve your desired results will depend on the patient and the area that’s being treated. During the procedure, you’ll be given goggles to wear so your eyes are protected from the light, and the area might be shaved. You’ll also be given a numbing agent so you’ll be comfortable. A member of our expert team will guide the laser over the areas being treated, and a cooling gel or cooling device will be used to protect your skin while this is happening. This procedure can vary in time, but each session usually doesn’t take longer than an hour.

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare

Swelling and some redness are common for a short period of time after treatment, but they should go away on their own relatively quickly. We’ll talk to you about how to take care of yourself at home and make sure you’re healing properly. Ice packs are a great way to relieve any temporary pain or discomfort. During the recovery process, make sure you try to avoid too much sun exposure and wear sunscreen if you do need to be in the sun for extended periods of time.

Schedule a Consultation

We understand that procedures like laser hair removal are a commitment. They take time and trust. We want to assure you that, with our team, you are in safe, understanding hands. We’re excited to work with you and learn about your story. To learn more about laser hair removal, schedule a consultation with us today.

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