Laser Hair Removal
The management of undesired or excessive body hair can be an ongoing nuisance for men and women alike. Shaving, tweezing and waxing aren’t only just temporary solutions for unwanted hair; they are also time-consuming, costly and often times painful. Most people prefer the smooth look and feel of hairless skin but are fed up with the constant upkeep required to maintain it.
Laser hair removal, also referred to as laser hair reduction, is a highly sought-after cosmetic treatment that works to permanently reduce unwelcome hair growth from virtually any part of the body. Unlike traditional hair removal techniques, laser hair removal is a gentle treatment, causes minimal discomfort and provides long-lasting silky smooth skin. At Body Symmetry MD, we have recently incorporated the latest technology and protocols in laser hair removal with a diode laser — a laser five times faster at hair removal than any other laser technologies on the market. If you’re ready to toss out your razors for good, laser hair removal may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is an ideal option for men and women who desire a long-lasting hair removal solution that requires minimal upkeep or for those who frequently suffer from razor burns, rashes, cuts or ingrown hairs caused by traditional hair reduction methods. In the past, it used to be that the best candidates for laser hair removal were those with light skin and dark hair. However, with the highly advanced and effective diode laser system, we can not only deliver faster and better results to our patients, but we can also safely treat all skin tones and hair colors with remarkable outcomes.
At Body Symmetry MD, our medical estheticians can perform laser hair removal on just about any area of the body. If you have unwanted hair in any of the following places, laser hair removal may be right for you:
- Upper lip
- Face or neck
- Bikini line or full bikini area
- Full Back
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal utilizes highly-concentrated beams of light to remove unwanted hair from the body. When set to the ideal wavelength, the laser penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the melanin located in the hair follicles. Melanin is the naturally-occurring pigment in your skin and hair that gives them their color. The more melanin present, the darker your skin or hair will be.
By targeting the melanin, the laser energy heats the hair follicle and damages the hair shaft and root while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed for a pain-free experience. Diode lasers specifically offer the deepest penetration levels into the skin and superior melanin absorption, making them among the safest and most effective lasers for laser hair removal on all skin and hair types from any region of the body.
What Can I Expect From My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
At Body Symmetry MD, laser hair removal sessions typically last 10 minutes to an hour depending on the size, location and number of areas being treated. During your appointment, your provider will calibrate the laser device based on your skin tone as well as the color, location and thickness of the hair being targeted. Your treatment area will then be cleansed, and you will be provided with protective eyewear.
Once preparations are complete, your provider will press the handpiece of the laser device against your skin as it emits pulses of light. The device will be moved across your treatment area to target all of the hair follicles in the region. Additionally, a powerful cooling system incorporated into the device works to cool the skin immediately upon contact, ensuring you experience no pain throughout the procedure.
What Results Can I Expect From Laser Hair Removal?
Most patients will observe a noticeable reduction in hair growth in as little as one treatment session; however, the treated hair will take a few weeks for your body to shed. A series of laser treatments are usually necessary because hair growth naturally occurs in cycles and does not all grow at the same rate. At Body Symmetry MD, laser hair removal treatments can be scheduled as often as twice a week to allow you to be hair-free in as little as four to six weeks, However, patients with lighter hair or darker skin may require more treatments to achieve their desired results.
After completing your course of treatments, you can expect to remain hairless for months or even years, depending on how you respond to the procedure. If hair regrowth does occur, the hair is usually finer, lighter in color and less noticeable than untreated hair. Touch-up treatments may be needed to address new hair growth that can appear over time.
Other Cosmetic Laser Services
A non-ablative treatment allows intense pulses of light penetrated deep into the skin to cause collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines, age/sun spots, and benign brown pigments.
Toe Fungus Removal
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection usually caused by a special type of fungus known as a dermatophyte. These sorts of fungi are generally confined to the dead, horny outer layers of the skin and gradually progress to involve the nail plate. The Candela YAG Nail Fungus Removal treatment option completely erases toenail fungus, usually eliminating the chance of a regrowth. Many fungus suffers don’t understand that fungus can be contagious, and can spread to other toes. This is why it is important to stop the fungus in its tracks, through a targeted laser treatment option that is excellent at killing the pathogens causing the fungus.
Our nail fungus removal treatment offers the following benefits:
- No recovery time needed afterward
- Minimal discomfort during the procedure
- No surgery
- No topical, potentially harmful medications
- Reduction and eventual elimination of nail discoloration
- Improvement in overall nail health
- Emitting a laser pulse that passes through the upper layer of skin
- The laser contacts the ink and breaks it apart
- The body reabsorbs and breaks down the ink
- After multiple treatments, the tattoo ink is completely broken down by the body
If unwanted facial or body hair is taking up too much of your time, energy or money, laser hair removal can drastically diminish the amount of hair in your desired areas for silkier, smoother skin that lasts. To discover more about laser hair removal or our other cosmetic laser treatments and what they can do for you, contact Body Symmetry MD today at 833-789-2639 to schedule your initial consultation.