Laser Hair Removal

Tired of unwanted hair? Try laser hair removal at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery.

Tired of shaving, trimming and tweezing? Laser hair removal permanently reduces unwanted body hair by beaming highly concentrated light into the hair follicles of the target area. The most common areas treated are the underarms, bikini line, legs, arms, face, back and chest.

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IDEAL CANDIDATES

You may be an ideal candidate for laser hair removal if you have unwanted hair on the face or body and are tired of shaving. The procedure is most effective on dark, coarse hair. As with all medical procedures, excellent candidates are those in good overall health and who have informed, realistic expectations.

PREPARATION

An initial consultation with Dr. Minton is the first step to any procedure. There he will discuss your health history.

THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE

The procedure for laser hair removal is fairly simple and comes with mild discomfort. An intense light beam is directed at the hair follicles of the unwanted hair. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and destroys the hair, without causing harm to the surrounding area. Several sessions (generally 3 to 7) are required to achieve permanent results.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

There is no down time after a laser hair removal treatment, though the treated area will feel like it’s sunburned for a couple of days. Cold compresses and moisturizers should help alleviate any discomfort.

FAQs

Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is an entirely safe procedure, though it should always be administered by a skilled and certified physician.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?
After the initial consultation, a laser hair removal treatment only takes anywhere from 10 minutes for a small area, such as the upper lip, to 1 hour and 30 minutes for a larger area like the back or chest. Additional treatments are needed for permanent results.

Will it hurt?
Laser hair removal can be uncomfortable, but depends widely on the area being treated and the texture of the hair. Following a treatment, you may be given ice packs or anti-inflammatory creams to ease any discomfort.

How long do the effects of laser hair removal last?
Laser hair removal permanently removes unwanted hair. However, multiple treatments are required. You should space treatments four to six weeks apart. You will continue with treatments until hair stops growing.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Our skilled, double-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Minton is available to discuss laser hair removal in greater detail during a consultation at our Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery offices in Savannah and Pooler. Arrange your consultation by contacting us today.

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