What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. It's an effective option for the long-term reduction or removal of hair on the face and body. This procedure usually leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother while providing longer-lasting results compared to other methods. Skilled physician Dr. Daniel Skinner at BioWell Therapeutics in Huntsville, AL performs safe and fast laser hair removal services for both men and women in common areas, including the arms, back, legs, face, chest, and intimate areas.
Our Laser Hair Removal Technique
During your appointment, you will relax in one of our treatment rooms as the intended areas of your skin are washed to remove oil, dirt, and lotions. For this procedure, a team member will smooth out the skin to provide a clear pathway between the hair follicle root and the laser. The laser beam will focus on and disable the hair follicle, preventing the hair from growing back. On average, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over 3 – 4 weeks to see your best results. Your treatments are staggered to allow the affected areas a chance to heal. This also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to change to the active growth phase so they can be treated. The specialized technology we use at BioWell Therapeutics targets the hair follicle alone, which preserves the skin and other tissue in the treated area.
Laser hair removal FAQs
Does laser hair removal hurt?
People experience some discomfort during their first laser hair removal session. However, this usually subsides with each treatment as your skin becomes more accustomed to the laser. Most patients at BioWell Therapeutics find our treatments to be tolerable and more comfortable than other hair removal methods like waxing. Ultimately, the amount of pain you feel depends on your own skin sensitivity.
Will the hair grow back?
Laser hair removal is considered semi-permanent. That means that it will greatly reduce hair growth but not eliminate it completely. Of course, any hairs that pop up will be much easier to manage. Patients in Huntsville, AL, are always welcome to return to our clinic for future treatments if needed.
How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
There is no specific preparation needed for laser hair removal. However, we suggest avoiding sun exposure before your appointment. Sun exposure can increase your skin's sensitivity to the laser and lead to more discomfort. You may also want to avoid using any skincare products that contain retinol, as they also make your skin more sensitive to the laser.
A LONG-TERM SOLUTION FOR HAIR REMOVAL
If you're tired of spending energy, time, and money on plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to hear more information about laser hair reduction treatments at BioWell Therapeutics in Huntsville, AL. Laser hair reduction by Dr. Daniel Skinner will help you achieve skin that's smoother by treating unwanted follicles throughout the body and face.