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Laser Hair Removal2020-08-17T12:51:18-04:00

Laser Hair Removal

Patients who are tired of using temporary and painful methods for removing unwanted hair can benefit tremendously from a laser hair removal procedure. The licensed laser technicians at LUX Med Spa in Atlanta perform laser hair removal procedures using a new generation laser system called CynoSure Elite. Procedures are customized to help patients meet their aesthetic goals as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible. Patients who undergo the procedure do not have to worry about their hair growing back up to two years. It is important to note that laser hair removal is not permanent and will need a touchup treatment once or twice a year. It is better to refer to this treatment as “laser hair reduction.”

Laser hair removal is performed as an in-office procedure. The procedure is needle-free and does not require any anesthesia. A licensed laser technician places the CynoSure Elite handpiece over areas where the patient wishes to remove unwanted hairs. Light is absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface and converted to heat. This destroys hair follicles.

Minimal discomfort is felt during the procedure. The sensation is nothing more than that of a very slight snap of a rubber band. Procedure time depends on the size of the area being treated. Most procedures are swift. Multiple procedures are needed for complete hair removal. Maintenance and touch up procedures may be used as needed.

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Recovery

The skin usually appears a bit red after the procedure but will quickly return to its standard color. Ice and elevation may be used to help speed up the process. Laser technicians give patients detailed recovery instructions after their procedure.

Results

It usually takes 6-8 treatments for hair in the treated areas to be removed entirely. Once the results are seen, patients feel more confident.

Candidates

Men and women who would like to remove unwanted hairs on their face, legs, underarms, bikini line, chest, back, and other areas may be candidates for a laser hair removal procedure. The procedure is usually reserved for patients who have healthy skin and no severe medical conditions. Patients interested in the procedure are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation with a licensed laser technician at LUX Med Spa to determine if they are candidates.

An Initial Laser Hair Removal Procedure Consultation

An initial consultation is an essential part of laser hair removal. Each consultation consists of the following:

  • A medical history review
  • A physical examination
  • A discussion of goals and expectations

Laser technicians are very patient, attentive, and detail-oriented. Countless patients have reached their aesthetic goals following a laser hair removal procedure at LUX Med Spa.

Laser hair removal at Buckhead Plastic Surgery’s LUX Med Spa is a highly effective method for significantly reducing 75 to 85% of unwanted hair in the area treated. Request a consultation online to discuss your aesthetic concerns, or call our med spa at 404.367.9005 to schedule an appointment.

Common FAQs of Laser Hair Removal

Are there risks associated with laser hair removal?2020-08-17T12:32:24-04:00

There are risks associated with all medical treatments. Because laser hair removal is non-invasive, the risks associated with the procedure are very minimal. Risks and the measures taken to minimize them are explained in detail to patients during the initial consultation.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?2020-08-17T12:33:32-04:00

Patients respond differently to a treatment. In general, it takes about 6-8 treatments for complete hair removal. Patients usually see a 75%-90% reduction in unwanted hairs about half-way through treatment. Factors that influence the amount of treatments patients need to include the hairs’ color and texture and the body site being treated. Coarse hairs usually respond better to treatment.

How long do I have to wait between laser hair removal treatments?2020-08-17T12:34:10-04:00

Treatments are usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Are laser hair removal procedures only performed on patients who have specific skin and hair colors?2020-08-17T12:35:03-04:00

Patients who have skin and hair colors can have their hair permanently removed by having a laser hair removal procedure.

Can I tan after my laser hair removal?2020-08-17T12:36:03-04:00

Sun exposure can negatively affect results and should be avoided for six weeks after the procedure.

Do men commonly have laser hair removal?2020-08-17T12:36:43-04:00

Men commonly undergo laser hair removal procedures. The procedure is especially famous for removing unwanted hairs on the back.

Are there alternatives to laser hair removal?2020-08-17T12:37:56-04:00

Shaving, tweezing, and waxing are alternatives to laser hair removal. However, none of these alternatives provides patients with long-lasting results. Most laser hair removals are performed on patients who do not get results using these alternative options.

Is there anything I must do to maintain my laser hair removal results?2020-08-17T12:38:56-04:00

Hair follicles are destroyed, and hair growth is reduced for up to two years following the procedure. Most patients will need a touch-up treatment twice a year.

How do I know if laser hair removal is right for me?2020-08-17T12:39:38-04:00

Patients who want to get rid of unwanted hair should consider laser hair removal procedures for up to two years. Patients who have skin conditions that could affect the results may not be candidates for the procedure. The definitive way for patients to determine if the procedure is right for them is to consult with a LUX Med Spa technician.

Can laser hair removal be performed on the bikini line?2020-08-17T12:40:32-04:00

The bikini line is one of the most popular areas for patients to have laser hair removal. The results following the procedure are fantastic. Women feel confident in swimwear and short clothing.

Is it essential to have my laser hair removal performed by a licensed technician?2020-08-17T12:41:18-04:00

Patients must have their procedures performed by licensed technicians. Licensed technicians that work closely with board-certified plastic surgeons provide patients with the best results. The licensed technicians at LUX Med Spa have been extensively trained under the supervision of Dr. Alan Larsen. Their understanding of laser technology and equipment and the ability to perform laser procedures are unprecedented.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for my laser hair removal procedure?2020-08-17T12:42:33-04:00

Because hair follicles must be active at the treatment time, patients should not wax or tweeze before their procedure. However, patients will need to shave the day of their procedure.

How do I schedule my initial consultation?2020-08-17T12:43:13-04:00

Patients can schedule a consultation by contacting LUX Med Spa at 404-465-1234.

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