Laser Hair Removal
By Southeastern Medicine Solutions
Unwanted hair can be a nuisance whether it grows on the face, back, chest, arms, legs, or bikini area. Most methods of removing unwanted hair produce only temporary results. We are pleased to offer laser hair removal for adults who are interested in long-term hair reduction that eases the chore of shaving, waxing, or other techniques.
Hair Removal with Intense Pulsed Light and SmartPulse technology ensures optimal, precise, and consistent energy throughout your treatment. That means every hair receives the same amount of energy for more effective treatment. We personally work with you to chart when the best time for you to come in to have your next hair removal treatment. FDA approved.
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- Upper Lip
- Sides of Face
- Linear Negra
- Jaw Line
- Bikini Line
- Full Bikini
- Bikini Brazilian w/ wrap
- Buttox (Strip)
- Buttox (Full)
- 1/2 Arms
- Full Arms
- 1/2 Legs
- Full Legs
Multi Area Discount – Women
- Upper Lip & Chin
- Upper Lip & Jawline
- Upper Lip, Chin, Neck, & Jawline
- Upper Lip, Chin, Neck, Jawline, & Side Burns
- Upper Lip, Chin, Neck, Side Burns, Jawline, & Cheeks
- Bikini Line & Underarms
- Full Bikini & Underarms
- Brazilian & Underarms
- Underarms, Bikini Line, ½ Legs
- Underarms, Bikini Line, Full Legs
- Underarms, Full Bikini, ½ Legs
- Underarms, Full Bikini, Full Legs
- Underarms, Bikini Line, Inner Thigh, ½ Legs
- Underarms, Bikini Line, Inner Thigh, Full Legs
- Beard Contouring
- Nape of Neck
- Front of Neck
- Full Beard
- Upper/Lower Back
- Shoulders w/ Upper Arm Blend
- Full Back
- Chest or Abdomen
- Feet & Toes
Multi-Area Discount – Men
- Buttocks w/ Wrap
- Full Back, Shoulders, Arm Blend
- Full Back, Shoulders, Arm Blend, Nape of Neck
- Full Back, Shoulders, Arm Blend, Nape of Neck, Beard Contour
- Full Back, Shoulders, Arm Blend, Nape of Neck, Beard Contour & Front of Neck
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser energy can affect tissue in several ways. This depends on the wavelengths that are directed toward the skin. Laser hair removal sends particular wavelengths into hundreds of hair follicles in a single pulse. The light that enters each hair follicle, vaporizes strands of hair and then transfers to the follicle walls as heat. This thermal energy disables the affected length of the hair follicle. For this transfer to take place, hair must have pigment (color).
Is laser hair removal effective for all skin types?
The way that laser hair removal works is by targeting the pigment in strands of hair. Historically, when skin color and hair color have been too similar, laser hair removal wouldn’t work. Advances in laser technology have increased our ability to remove lighter hair colors and darker hair on darker skin. However, there are still limitations. People with very dark skin may not be good candidates for laser treatment due to the risk of burns.
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Most people can be good candidates for laser hair removal, keeping in mind that results may be achieved more quickly when there is a contrast between hair and skin color. Newer laser devices have worked well on adults with a wider range of complexions. If you have darker skin, schedule a consultation to see if the latest laser technology would be suitable for you. Even with improvements to laser devices, this treatment still cannot be performed on very light blonde or gray hair due to the lack of pigment.
How many treatments will I need?
Hair growth is cyclical, with small increments of hair growing at a time. Active hair growth alternates with resting phases. Laser only targets hair that is in the follicles at the time of treatment, so several sessions are necessary to address the entirety of the active hair growth cycle as it occurs over time. After the first laser hair removal treatment, patients can enjoy smoother skin with less hair growth. Some hair growth can be expected before the subsequent treatment. This decreases after each session. To fully disable hair follicles can take between 6 and 12 treatment sessions, scheduled several weeks apart.
Laser Hair Removal Vs. Waxing
Waxing has been a popular method of hair removal for several years. This treatment consists of applying warm wax to the skin, then applying a thin strip of tissue over the wax. This causes numerous hairs to stick to the tissue so, when the tissue is then removed in a swift motion, all “trapped” strands of hair are extracted from their follicles. Waxing is an amplification of plucking. It achieves results that can last weeks but do not change the pattern of hair growth. Laser hair removal disables follicles and vaporizes hair. It does not pull strands of hair from their follicles and therefore is able to achieve results that can last many years.
How long will each treatment take?
Treatment time is determined by the size of the area needing hair removal. A small area such as the lip or underarms may take no more than 10 to 15 minutes. Larger areas like the legs or the back may take more than half an hour. Some people like treating multiple areas in each session, which increases their overall appointment time. Your provider will discuss this detail of your treatment with you during your consultation so you can plan accordingly.
Laser Hair Removal Side Effects
There are a few common side effects that may occur after each laser hair removal session. Often, people notice that their side effects lessen with each subsequent treatment.
- Pink or red skin and itching. This is similar to having a sunburn and is usually gone within 24 hours. These side effects can be managed by applying cool compresses for a few minutes at a time.
- Shedding. The hairs that are in the active growth phase during a laser hair removal session may be shed sometime after treatment. This may look like stubble or blackheads. Skin exfoliation can help the shedding process go more quickly.
- Regrowth. In between each laser treatment, new hairs will enter the follicles during their active phase. These hairs can be shaved. Waxing and other methods that pull hairs from their follicles should be strictly avoided.
What Not to Do After a Laser Hair Removal Treatment
We provide you with pre- and post-treatment instructions to help your process go smoothly. Generally, clients should avoid tanning and UV exposure after their treatments, as their skin will be more sensitive and vulnerable to photodamage. Laser procedures besides laser hair removal should also be avoided in the same area that is being treated.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery Time
There is no recovery time associated with laser hair removal. If the skin feels uncomfortably hot or tingly, cool compresses can be applied. Some people like to take a cool shower to soothe the skin. Within 24 hours, the minor irritation from the laser treatment should be sufficiently resolved to resume all normal activities comfortably.
Is laser hair removal painful?
No. Laser hair removal does deposit light into hair follicles, which transfers to heat in the tissue. However, this is generally felt as a mild snap or sting at the time of treatment. These are momentary sensations that are replaced by general warming when treatment is complete.
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