Laser Hair Removal
The latest in laser technology has now been applied to hair removal. There is now an effective alternative to plucking, waxing, and electrolysis. You will experience long-term hair reduction when you choose laser hair removal in Marietta. In Woodstock, Acworth, and Canton, GA and throughout metro Atlanta, women and men are exploring new state-of-the art technology that far exceeds anything else available in the market today. Some frequently asked questions have been answered below by the team at Plastic Surgery Center of the South. If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed, simply ask your technician.
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What is a laser?
Laser means Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
How does this laser work?
The tip of this laser chills your skin and this allows the laser beam to penetrate the outer layer of skin and destroy the hair follicle or area where hair growth begins. The chilling process in most cases eliminates any burning or blistering during laser hair removal.
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How long will it take?
This new technology works in a fraction of the time other methods require. There is no need to apply wax, gel or any other substances and this laser works on many hair follicles at one time. An average procedure time usually lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. This will depend on the area that is being treated. Smaller areas can take as little as 15 minutes while others may need 45 to 60 minutes. Be sure to ask the technician how long your specific treatment may take. Many people combine their laser hair removal treatment with other medical spa options such as a PhotoFacial or BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How many treatments will it take to work?
The average number of treatments necessary to have long-term hair reduction is 5. This will depend on your hair color and the area you are having treated. You may need more than 5 treatments for good results.
How long will it last?
An average of 5 treatments typically provide long-lasting hair reduction. This is an average; many patients have to return for touchups about every 6 months. The longer we treat, the more hair is affected.
Does it hurt?
The laser's chilled hand piece greatly reduces most pain during treatment. Most patients report a slight pinprick feeling depending on the location treated.
Are there any side effects?
Studies conducted on this laser have shown very little scarring. The most common side effect is transient hyper- or hypopigmentation; this usually fades in 1 to 6 months. Blisters rarely may occur at high energy levels, more with dark-skinned patients. Dark skinned patients also need to be careful if you have a tendency to keloid, although rarely occurs.
You will experience a slight burning or stinging sensation; this should subside within 3 to 4 hours after treatment. Tenderness could last up to 3 days depending on the patients skin type (fair skinned are more sensitive), the area being treated, and size/coarseness of the hair. Mild swelling could occur, but will only last about 24 to 48 hours. Cortisone creams and/or ice packs will help with the burning, swelling or tenderness that you experience. Advil and Tylenol should help relieve any discomfort felt. Any concerns or symptoms not addressed above please ask or call your technician.
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