For men and women who are tired of dealing with unwanted hair, laser hair removal can provide long-lasting results that eliminate or significantly reduce body hair. Most people have laser hair removal done on their underarms, upper lip, chin, legs and bikini line, but the technique can be used all over your body – except for your eyelids and the area around your eyes – to treat unwanted hair.
Contact us online or call one of our cosmetic centers, conveniently located in Noblesville, Indianapolis and Marion, to learn more about your options for laser hair removal, including costs. Our team of surgeons has helped thousands of men and women throughout the state of Indiana feel confident in their appearance through laser hair removal.
About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a cost-effective and non-invasive treatment that can help you finally achieve the sleek, soft skin you’ve been chasing with hair removal creams, razors, wax or electrolysis. Laser hair removal can work well for both large and small areas on the body and may also improve the evenness of your skin tone. While you may need periodic maintenance treatments, laser treatments are considered permanent in the sense that your results should be long-lasting once you complete the advised course of treatment. If you’ve got areas of unwanted hair that cause frustration or embarrassment or you simply would like a smoother, hair-free look, laser hair removal may be an optimal solution for you.
At your initial consultation, our certified laser technician will ask about your areas of concern and goals, then discuss your likely outcomes, go over the costs of laser hair removal and if treatments may be a good fit for you. Your cosmetic surgeon may also recommend a plan that includes several laser hair removal treatments to ensure the best results. It may take 3 to 8 treatments to achieve permanent hair removal and 3 to 4 treatments to significantly reduce the amount of hair. Multiple treatments may be necessary because hair grows in cycles and the laser won’t affect dormant follicles. Hair growth after laser hair removal is typically slower and thinner than before.
Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Prior to your treatment, our certified laser technician may advise you to stay out of the sun for several weeks and stop plucking, waxing or having electrolysis. Having a tan may cause your skin to lighten during laser hair removal and your hair follicle needs to be intact for the procedure. You can, however, shave before your laser hair removal because it won’t damage the hair shaft or follicle.
When you arrive for your treatment, our staff will gently cleanse and shave the treatment area. Next, your laser technician will use a hand-held device to send a laser beam through your skin into the hair follicles. The heat from the laser damages the follicles where hair grows and prevents them from producing hair. A cooling gel or a laser with a cooling function may be utilized to protect your skin, which may cause a cold sensation. You may also experience some slight discomfort. Treatments can last a few minutes for an upper lip up to several hours for a much larger area, such as your back or legs.
Your Recovery & Results
After laser hair removal, you can immediately resume your normal activities. Your skin may be red and swollen for the first few hours. An ice pack or cool water should soothe the area. You may also notice hair shedding in the next few days or weeks, however, you likely won’t begin seeing results until after a couple treatments.
To help protect your skin after treatment, our certified laser technician may recommend a skin care routine or products designed for your skin type and ask you to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds until your skin heals. You should always apply sunscreen whenever the treatment area will be in sunlight.
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