Permanent Hair Reduction
in Scottsboro, AL
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Permanent Hair Reduction Introduction
Laser hair removal replaced previous painful, and less permanent, treatments for the removal of unwanted hair. With the ongoing care received in conjunction with state of the art laser treatments you receive, you can expect to have highly successful hair reduction results.
Ablative Skin Resurfacing treatment safely fights the early signs of aging non-surgically and non-invasively. This gentle procedure helps with skin rejuvenation by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin’s tone and texture.
Nonablative Laser Resurfacing treatment safely fights the early signs of aging non-surgically and non-invasively. This gentle procedure helps with skin rejuvenation by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin’s tone and texture.
What to Expect
Prepping for Laser Hair Removal
Your hair should be shaved as close as possible prior to treatment. This helps make the procedure as effective and safe as possible. Waxing and plucking, however, should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.
During the Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Dr. Tuesday will apply a numbing anesthetic cream to the area to help minimize any pain. Also know all treatments are short in duration. Lips and chins take just 1 minute, while underarms take 5 minutes, and the bikini area takes only 10.
After the Laser Hair Removal Procedure
After the procedure is complete, you will most likely experience redness and maybe even a little stinging. This generally subsides in about 2-4 hours. For a few days after the procedure, you might experience some mottled skin or discoloration. These problems, however, will resolve themselves. If you have particularly coarse or thick hair, you might also experience some blistering or crusting. As with the skin discoloration, this will go away on its own within a few days.
You will also notice that hair remains on your skin after the procedure. This is because the procedure does not actually extract the hairs. Rather, it kills them at the root and it can take some time for them to fall out. As time goes on, you will notice a gradual lessening of hair. You should not, however, attempt to pull the hairs out or try to help them along in any way. You will notice right away that you no longer need to shave as often.
Permanent Hair Reduction Before and After
Permanent Hair Reduction FAQs
Why Use Laser Hair Reduction?
Convenience is a big factor: With just 3-7 laser hair removal sessions, you could have permanent results. You might have to have touch-up sessions in the future as hormones cause new hair growth, but grooming is a lot easier with significantly less body hair.
Speed of treatment is another reason to choose laser hair removal. Larger areas such as the legs or back may take up to an hour, but smaller areas such as the upper lip or underarms take much less time.
Are There Side Effects to Laser Hair Reduction?
After the procedure, you may experience some redness and sensitivity similar to a sunburn on the treated area. Ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams can help soothe the area while it heals. You should avoid sun exposure before and for six weeks after your laser hair removal treatment.
When Will I See Results?
The hairs that were treated will gradually fall out over the course of the next month. Because hair tends to grow in cycles and not all follicles are active at the same time, it usually takes between three and seven sessions (4-6 weeks apart) to achieve permanent hair loss.
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