Laser Hair Removal Specialists
Laser treatment offers a more comfortable way to remove unwanted hair than the old electrolysis method, and it’s much faster. The healthcare experts at Eagle’s Landing Longevity Center in Stockbridge, Georgia, recommend laser hair removal as an effective solution to permanently eliminate hair from the upper lip, back, and essentially any area that has unwanted hair growth. Contact our office by phone or schedule an appointment online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser emits a beam of highly concentrated light that’s absorbed by the pigment of the hair follicle. This causes the hair follicle to die, which stops hair growth. The laser works very quickly, sending a pulse of light in a fraction of a second that can treat many follicles at once. Smaller areas, like the upper lip, can be treated in about a minute. It may take an hour to treat the legs. Because hair grows in cycles and the laser only targets hair that’s in an active growth cycle, you’ll need to return for repeat treatments. Most patients experience desired results after 6-8 sessions spaced 4 weeks to 3 months apart.
Is it safe?
The providers at Eagle’s Landing Longevity Center are highly trained and quite skilled in laser hair removal. They use a special diode laser that cools the skin before, during, and after each laser pulse to ensure comfort as well as protecting the skin from burns sometimes associated with laser treatments. Even sensitive skin reacts well to laser therapy when done correctly.
The laser system works on all skin types, including darker skin tones that normally don’t respond well to laser hair removal. Darker pigment does not absorb the laser light as easily, making hair removal less effective with many lasers. However, the Eagle’s Landing Longevity Center system allows for a longer duration of the light pulse. This makes it quite effective on dark skin while the special cooling system prevents unwanted side effects from longer exposure to the laser energy.
Does it hurt?
Most patients report a mild stinging sensation that’s generally well-tolerated. For more sensitive areas such as the bikini line, topical anesthetic is used to ensure a painless experience. Most patients return to normal activities immediately after a session with few after effects other than slight redness similar to mild sunburn that resolves quickly.
What should I do before my first session?
The providers at Eagle’s Landing Longevity Center recommend you avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for 6 weeks before your laser session. These methods of hair removal can limit the effectiveness of laser hair removal since they take hair out by the root and the laser targets hair at the root. Otherwise, it’s recommended that patients come in for a consult before scheduling their first laser hair removal session to discuss the treatments and make a plan that best suits your needs.