Removing unwanted excess hair is a frustrating, time-consuming, and often painful task, whether you’re shaving, plucking, or especially waxing. It’s no surprise, then, that so many people now choose to go a different way, and the popularity of laser hair removal has become impossible to ignore. If you’ve had enough of waiting and wincing through the less efficient methods of hair removal, then the professionals at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine in Dothan, AL, want to help you. Gregory Thompson, DO, and his top-class aesthetics team can provide state-of-the-art laser hair removal using the most efficient methods. Contact us today to set up a consultation for more information!
Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike other methods, permanent laser hair removal doesn’t just remove the hair on the surface and let it grow back. The Diolaze XL laser used at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine targets the follicle from which the hair grows, meaning that it may not grow back. It’s a gentle, convenient form of treatment that typically delivers longer-term results than the conventional methods of hair removal.
It’s also versatile enough to be ideal for the removal of hair from a wide range of parts of the body; you may rely on Diolaze XL to remove hair from the following areas:
● Arms● Legs● Bikini area● Chin● Chest● Shoulders● Stomach● Sideburns● Neck● Back
Better yet, thanks to the greater spot size of the Diolaze XL laser, our laser hair removal permanent treatments tend to be quicker and more convenient than you’ll find elsewhere.
The specialist dealing with your laser hair removal treatment will give you specific instructions based on the treatment you are having. These instructions can and will differ depending on the area being treated but may include stopping plucking, waxing, and shaving for a period of time prior to your appointment. You may also be advised to avoid sun exposure, UV rays, tanning by spray or by lotion, and also any skin-bleaching treatments. It is essential that the hair follicles be visible for laser hair removal to be effective, so be sure that you follow any instructions you are given.
The first thing to reassure you of is that laser hair removal at our office is designed to be a comfortable treatment. Any discomfort you do have should be minor and short-lived, thanks to the built-in cooling surface of the laser.
The duration of the treatment depends on which area you are having treated; it can range from just a few minutes for smaller, more accessible areas to approximately an hour for treatments that are more complex or over a larger area.
You will have an initial consultation before you have any treatments at all, and at this consultation, it can be decided how many visits you will need. During this meeting, we can also ensure that you have realistic expectations for the treatment, as results vary from patient to patient. Most people need a series of treatments for optimal results.