Laser hair reduction is making it easier than ever to get rid of unwanted hair, and because of that, it is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures being done in the U.S. Dermatologists of Birmingham recommends laser hair reduction as a safe and effective way for men and women in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama to eliminate unwanted hair from the face and body.
What is Laser Hair Reduction?
Hair removal can be an arduous process that can also take a lot of time. Shaving, waxing or plucking can also cause irritation each time you do them. Laser hair removal can make your skin smooth and hairless without the daily or weekly maintenance required with other methods. Laser treatment produces better results that last longer than other methods, especially when treating the more obvious darker hairs.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser hair reduction is superior to other methods, such as shaving and waxing, and offer the following benefits:
- Can be used on almost any area of the body
- Very little to no downtime
- Only a slight pinkness of the skin after treatment
- Destroys hair follicle so it no longer produces hair
- Only occasional follow-up treatments after the initial series of four to six treatments
How Does Laser Hair ReductionWork?
Laser hair reduction works by beaming the laser into hair follicles, causing the pigment in the follicles to absorb the light and destroy the hair. Because laser hair reduction targets the pigment of the skin to stop the hair from growing, it is most effective with darker colored hair, but it can still be quite effective even with lighter colored hair.
What to Expect from Laser Hair Reduction
Your skin will be slightly more sensitive to sunlight right after laser treatment, so you will need to be diligent with using sunscreen. We advise that you make sure to wear sunscreen for the one to two weeks before treatment (depending on the sensitivity of your skin) and for one to two weeks after treatment.
Most of our patients describe their experiences with laser hair removal as a warm and tingling feeling with minimal to moderate pain. The treatment is often compared to snapping the skin with a rubber band.
Generally, there is no downtime needed. Some people will have slight pinkness in the treated area, especially after treating an area that is denser with hair follicles. This is more common with men than women because their hair tends to be denser.
How Much Does Laser Hair Reduction Cost in Birmingham?
The cost of laser hair reduction varies based on the size of the treatment area. We provide cost information after your consultation. Our convenient payment options include cash, checks, major credit cards and financing options.
Managing unwanted hair can seem like a full-time job. With laser hair reduction at Dermatologists of Birmingham, you enjoy longer periods of hair-free skin, and the results may even be permanent. If you are looking for laser hair removal treatments in the Birmingham area, contact Dermatologists of Birmingham to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.