If you’re tired of shaving, waxing or plucking unwanted body hair, laser hair removal may be the best solution for long-lasting results. At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we offer this and other advanced laser treatments to men and women around Knoxville, TN.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is the only hair removal technique that can produce permanent results. This treatment uses laser energy to heat and destroy hair follicles, which prevents them from producing hair in the future. Although some laser hair removal treatments have previously only worked for lighter skin and hair types, we use the Cutera excel® HR laser system. This allows us to provide effective laser hair removal treatments for all skin types and hair types. Laser hair removal can be performed on the following areas:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
- And more
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we take a personalized approach to every laser hair removal procedure. This means that the cost of your treatment will depend on variables like your desired treatment area and the number of treatment sessions needed. As a result, we cannot provide you with the exact cost of treatment until you visit us in-office for a consultation. If you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, we are proud to offer financing to help make our treatments more affordable.
What is the Laser Hair Removal Treatment Like?
The laser hair removal treatment is generally comfortable, but we can apply a topical anesthetic if you are concerned about discomfort. It is important that you avoid waxing, shaving, or plucking the hair for several days prior to your treatment. During treatment, the laser device will be passed over the skin, delivering precise laser energy to individual hair follicles in the treatment area. This can be performed rather quickly for small treatment areas, but can take up to an hour for large areas like the back or legs.
What is Recovery Like Following Laser Hair Removal?
There is no downtime necessary after the laser hair removal treatment, although your skin may be sensitive or reddened. We recommend that patients limit sun exposure for a few weeks after their treatment in order to prevent damage to this sensitive skin. Over the days following treatment, the hairs in the treated areas will shed.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Laser Hair Removal?
The results from laser hair removal will be visible within a few days of treatment. However, since body hair grows at varying rates, it is nearly impossible to treat all hair follicles in a single treatment. This means that most patients will need to receive multiple treatment sessions in order to ensure that every hair is treated and maximum hair removal is achieved. Once a hair follicle is treated, it will no longer produce hair, so the results from treatment can be permanent.
If you are ready to achieve smooth, hairless skin, contact us today to schedule your consultation for laser hair removal. Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD welcomes patients from Powell, Knoxville, Maryville, and the nearby areas of East Tennessee.