Do you spend time and money shaving weekly or daily? Are you sick and tired of spending hours every week getting rid of hair in various places? If so, you are not alone, and if you are looking for smooth skin without any harsh treatments, laser hair removal with our advanced laser system may be right for you.
Laser hair removal is generally safe for most of the face and body and can be used on various skin and hair types. For more information on this convenient hair removal solution, contact our team of professionals at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine, located in Dothan, AL. During a consultation, we would be more than happy to evaluate your case and determine if these treatments can work for you.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal technology is truly incredible and can be used for the safe removal of body hair and facial hair. It can treat most of the body and can provide a reduction in hair growth of quite a bit. Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic laser treatments and can eliminate the need for plucking, shaving, and waxing treatments for life. However, it’s important to note that results vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors, such as the amount of unwanted hair in the treatment area, the number of treatment sessions you undergo, and other factors which we can ultimately discuss during your consultation.
How It Targets Unwanted Hair
Laser hair removal uses a special device that works by targeting the hair follicles. Hair follicles have darker pigmentation than the rest of the skin, which allows the follicle to absorb the light energy and not harm the skin. The light energy destroys the hair follicles’ ability to grow hair. The device can target hair without the need for much preparation and can even be used on larger areas.
Cooling agents can be used as well to ensure the skin does not become too hot. It’s important to keep in mind that treatment typically requires more than one session to reach the desired hair removal results due to the phases of hair growth. During the dormant phase of the hair follicle’s growth, the pigment in the follicle is not sufficient to absorb the laser energy. Multiple treatments ensure that each hair is evenly treated. During a consultation at our office, you can get a realistic idea of how many treatments you may need in order to reach your hair removal/reduction goals.
Various Parts of the Body Can Be Treated
Treatment is generally safe for hair removal on almost every part of the body and face. Here at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine in Dothan, AL, we can safely and quickly treat the following areas and can treat other areas at your request:
- Bikini line
What Are the Advantages of Treatment?
Advanced technology allows treatment to be faster and safer than ever before. Gone are the days when invasive and harsh treatments were needed for effective hair reduction. Electrolysis is another treatment that is similar to laser hair removal.
The procedure involves inserting tiny needles into the hair follicle and inducing electrical pulses to stop hair growth. Electrolysis can result in scarring and requires a long and sometimes painful process. Laser hair removal treatment is generally quick, simple, and requires no needles to achieve results.
The common solution to body and facial hair is plucking, shaving, or waxing. Unlike laser hair removal, the results are never permanent, and you must retreat the area daily or weekly to remain smooth. Over a lifetime the cost of shaving products or waxing can add up to be much less appealing than the cost of a course of laser hair removal sessions.
Some other benefits of treatment include:
- Never need to worry if you are ready to go to the beach
- No need to go for expensive waxing or plucking sessions
- No more nicks and cuts from razors
- Improved self-confidence
Again, it’s important to note that individual results will vary.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Laser hair removal can take a series of sessions to reach your desired goal. Each session is designed to be relatively fast, but it can be more or less time depending on the size of the area being treated. A consultation from our team can provide you with a more accurate timeframe for each session and the number of sessions you might need. The treatment sessions themselves need to be spread a set amount of time apart in order to allow time for the skin to heal. It will take some time for the results to become apparent, and it will take even more time for the final results to be seen.
Who Is an Ideal Treatment Candidate?
Generally speaking, good candidates are overall healthy and have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and results. They understand that multiple treatment sessions will most likely be necessary for optimal results. Good candidates are also willing and able to follow the pre- and post-treatment instructions.
Unlike other laser treatments, our laser system can work on various types of skin. The laser is adjustable to treat a variety of hair and skin types. Patients should avoid tanning before and between sessions, as this can make it more difficult to treat the area. Men and women of all ages enjoy hair removal, and even thick dark hairs may be removed depending on the situation. However, this may require additional treatments. Treatment sessions are usually quick, and you may even wish to read a book or use a device to entertain yourself while we administer the treatment.
Is the Treatment Safe?
The treatment is generally safe for use on qualifying patients. Patients should not suffer from scars or damage to the skin that is sometimes present with electrolysis. The treatment requires very little preparation or post-treatment considerations on behalf of the client. Before sessions, patients should discontinue any waxing for a set amount of time and avoid tanning and sun exposure. After the treatment, patients should avoid damaging sun exposure. Of course, we will make sure to provide you with more details instructions and recommendations during your consultation.
Get the Smooth Legs You’ve Always Wanted
Most women desire to have smooth, hair-free legs. They love the feeling of having smooth skin, but they don’t love the process that it takes to get there. From shaving to waxing, manual hair removal methods come with a host of downsides. But what if you could have smooth, touchable legs at all times without worrying about having to shave every day? With laser hair removal, this could be possible for you.
Great for Men, Too!
Aesthetic services like laser hair removal used to only be sought after by women. These days, it’s becoming more and more common for men to undergo cosmetic treatments ranging from injectables to body contouring and everything in between. There is no longer a stigma associated with men’s desire to want to look and feel their best. In fact, many men are even encouraging their friends to take advantage of aesthetic services as not to be left out of the excitement!
Control the Back Hair
If you’re like so many other men, you may have unruly back hair that you can’t keep under control with waxing and other methods. Maybe you’ve tried thinning it with a shaver or using different creams and products; however, nothing has worked. Fortunately, laser hair removal can be used either as a full back treatment or to target specific areas, leading to a more groomed look overall.
Target Your Chest Hair
A lot of men also opt for laser hair removal on the chest, as this is a common place where men deal with excess hair. Whether you want to reduce the hair by thinning it out or you’d rather get rid of it altogether, laser hair removal could help you to achieve your goals.
Tame Your Facial Hair
Yet another popular use when it comes to laser hair removal for men is in facial hair grooming. More and more men are taking advantage of the precise results this treatment can offer, allowing them to trim their facial hair to their liking.
Treat Yourself to Smooth Skin
If you are ready for effective hair removal, you are warmly invited to set up a time to visit Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine for a consultation. We would be happy to treat your facial hair and body hair to ensure that you no longer spend time plucking, shaving, or waxing to achieve smooth skin. We also offer a variety of high-quality cosmetic treatments that can complement your results. Popular options include thread lifts, BOTOX/XEOMIN, and skin tightening. However, that just scratches the surface when it comes to the incredible services that we offer.
Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine is located in Dothan, AL and proudly serves clients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!