Laser hair removal treatments are performed in our Nashville, Tennessee, office using the latest in laser technology. The laser emits pulses of infrared diode laser energy, which gradually heats the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin until they can no longer produce new hair. And there’s no need to worry about discomfort, as the laser technology allows for the surface of your skin to stay cool and comfortable while the heating action is taking place below.
The best candidates for laser hair removal are men or women who have dark, coarse hair and light skin. Unfortunately, those with blonde, grey or red hair may be more difficult to treat. If you have a skin disorder such as psoriasis or dermatitis, or if you are pregnant, you are also not a good candidate for laser hair removal. Before making any decisions on treatment, you should discuss your goals and medical history with your doctor.
What Kind of Post-Operative Laser Hair Removal Care Can I Expect?
After your laser hair removal treatment, you can expect some swelling, redness and soreness, which should go away after a few days. Your doctor will give you a specific skin care routine to follow, which includes gentle cleansing of the treatment area with a mild soap and the application of prescribed lotions or ointments.
For best results, stay out of direct sunlight. If you are going to be outside, apply a strong SPF. Aside from that, laser hair removal requires little to no downtime so that you can return to your normal daily routine immediately.
What are the Typical Results of Laser Hair Removal?
We have performed countless laser hair removal procedures here in our Nashville, Tennessee clinic. They no longer have to worry about shaving, waxing or plucking, and they’re left with smooth, hair-free skin.
The duration of the results does vary depending on the body part that was treated. For example, upper body treatments may last anywhere from seven to 11 weeks; mid-body results can last from 10 to 16 weeks, and laser hair removal of the legs can last from 11 to 17 weeks.
Costs will vary depending on the area of the body to be treated. If you’d like to set up a consultation with Dr. Marvel, our friendly and helpful staff would be happy to assist you.