Everything You Want to Know About Laser Hair Removal

  • posted: Jan. 25, 2022

Do you struggle with unwanted hair on your face, arms, or other areas of your body? Are you tired of shaving and waxing to have smooth, hairless skin?

Laser hair removal could be a permanent solution to your hair removal struggles. The innovative technology used in laser hair removal treatment targets hair at the follicle and stops unwanted hair growth.

Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, offers laser hair removal to help our patients achieve smooth, flawless skin. Read on to learn more about the laser hair removal procedure and find out whether it’s the right treatment for you.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatment that permanently removes unwanted hair from the body. Using advanced laser technology and IPL (intense pulsed light), laser hair removal treatment targets the hair follicle and disables it from entering the growth phase.

This treatment curbs hair growth in any area you don’t want it to occur, including the following:

  • Upper lip
  • Sideburns
  • Back of neck
  • Face
  • Bikini line
  • Brazilian bikini
  • Underarms
  • Half legs
  • Full legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Half arms
  • Full arms

Many patients choose laser hair removal as an alternative to other hair removal methods like waxing and shaving. This is because laser hair removal offers long-lasting results and targets unwanted hair growth at its source.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal treatment presents a variety of benefits that set it apart from other hair removal methods. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • FDA-approved technology
  • No recovery or downtime involved
  • Eliminates pain from waxing
  • Quick treatment for large areas of the body
  • Minimized chance of scarring or depigmentation

One of the biggest benefits of laser hair removal is that it is a simple, safe procedure that gives patients significant results.

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?

Before having any new cosmetic procedure performed, it’s important to understand all that it entails. Below is a breakdown of the complete laser hair removal process.

Before Your Treatment

Prior to scheduling your laser hair removal procedure, you will have a consultation with one of our cosmetic medicine providers to see if you are a good candidate for the treatment. We will assess your unwanted body or facial hair, carefully examining your skin and hair to make sure that laser hair removal is the right option.

If our professional finds that laser hair removal is the best option for your unwanted hair, you will be able to move forward with an appointment. If we don’t think you are a good candidate for laser hair removal, we will advise you on alternative treatments.

Before your laser hair removal session, our providers will advise you on how to prepare. You should expect to refrain from applying skincare products, cosmetics, or topical treatments of any kind. Your skin should be completely bare for the IPL technology to work most efficiently.

During Your Treatment

During your laser hair removal treatment, you will be able to sit or lie back comfortably while a cosmetic medicine provider performs the procedure. There are three different laser hair removal devices that can be used, depending on the areas being treated.

The Apogee Elite is a two-laser system that targets hair on the upper lip, sideburns, back of the neck, face, and bikini line.

The Lumenis LightSheer Duet targets the same areas as the Apogee Elite. This vacuum-assisted laser hair removal device can also be used on the underarms, knees, legs, back, and chest.

Diolaze treatment by InMode is a speedy method that targets the same areas as the LightSheer Duet, from the upper lip to the legs. This treatment is also recommended for hair-removal maintenance.

Our provider will maneuver the appropriate device to deliver radiofrequency laser energy deep into the skin, directly targeting the hair follicles. This energy will disable the follicle, preventing it from moving forward into the growth phase.

This process is not painful, and most patients do not find it uncomfortable. You will be able to relax while your laser hair removal is administered, which can take anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour, depending on the size of the treatment areas.

After Your Treatment

Once your laser hair removal session is complete, you will be able to return home and resume normal activity. There is no downtime or recovery involved. To see optimal results, you will need to return for multiple sessions.

On average, our patients typically need four to six laser hair removal sessions in total. These sessions are spaced out over the course of six months. These multiple sessions are needed to completely disable the hair follicle and permanently stop hair growth.

It is important to note that every patient is different and has unique needs. Some patients require more sessions due to thicker hair or a larger number of treatment areas. Other patients may need fewer sessions because their hair is thinner and more sparse.

We will discuss the best treatment plan to meet your needs during your initial consultation.

Laser Hair Removal Procedures at Gold Skin Care Center

If you want to get rid of unwanted hair on your face or body, laser hair removal could be the solution. Laser hair removal treatment uses innovative technology to permanently remove stubborn hair from the face, legs, armpits, and more. The best part is that it is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure!

Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, provides laser hair removal to help patients get smooth, hairless skin. To learn more or schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please call us today!