Tweezing, waxing, and shaving — these are just some of the painful ways that men and women deal with unwanted hair. Complicating the issue is the fact that the hair always returns, sometimes darker and coarser. Now you have a better choice with laser hair removal. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers laser hair removal for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and surrounding communities in Georgia.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Now men and women of all skin types and tones are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the Cutera® CoolGlide laser. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The CoolGlide laser delivers 21st-century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the CoolGlide laser can treat men and women of all skin types safely and effectively, year-round. Even patients with a suntan!
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle and destroying it. Best of all, the treatments eliminate sections of hair each time the laser energy is administered. No more stubble and missed hairs! The hair not only grows back thinner and lighter but also, with repeat treatments, the hair is permanently destroyed. Laser hair removal can be used on any area of the face and body except for the delicate eye area. No downtime is needed, and you will never have to endure the pain and short-lived results of waxing, tweezing and shaving.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is ideal for people who:
- Have light-colored skin and dark and/or coarse hair
- Do not have red or blonde hair because the laser energy targets the pigment in the hair
- Understand that permanent hair removal requires multiple treatments
- Do not have a recent tan
Laser hair removal can be used for unwanted hair on the:
- Bikini area
- Upper lip
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Laser Hair Removal?
If you are considering laser hair removal, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with one of our medical aestheticians. You will find out if laser hair removal is right for you as well as the number of treatments that are needed. Laser hair removal is not recommended for people with darker skin or tanned skin because the laser energy may be absorbed by the skin rather than the hair follicle.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Laser Hair Removal?
Preparation for laser hair removal involves shaving the area and applying a topical numbing agent. The laser energy is applied in short bursts that are concentrated on small sections of the treatment area. Only those hairs that are in the growing stage are removed with the treatment, so you may notice some random hairs that remain after the laser is administered. This is normal, and those hairs can be removed with follow-up treatments.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Laser Hair Removal?
Depending on the size of the treatment area, each session takes as little as five minutes but no more than one hour.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
Your skin may feel like it has a mild sunburn, but you can resume your normal activities. You should avoid sunlight or, at a minimum, use a high-quality sunscreen when outdoors. Some products can irritate the skin, so we recommend using only soap and water for the first few days. After seven to 10 days, you will see what appears to be new hair, but it is the damaged hair falling out of the follicle. You should not tweeze or wax the hairs.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure, so you will not have scars. People with darker or tanned skin may notice a slight lightening of the skin. This is temporary.
When Will I See Results?
You see results after just one treatment. Follow-up treatments help eliminate hairs that were in the resting stage.
How Long Will the Results of Laser Hair Removal Last?
With repeat treatments, laser hair removal permanently eliminates unwanted hair.
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How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of laser hair removal is based on the size of the treatment area and the nature of the hair that is being removed. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
No more tweezing, waxing and shaving! Now you can get rid of unwanted hair with our quick and comfortable laser hair removal treatments. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer laser hair removal, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!