If you have tried to remove unwanted body hair with shaving, tweezing, or waxing, and have not been satisfied with the results, laser hair removal may be an alternative worth considering.
Laser hair removal at Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology is a quick and virtually painless non-surgical procedure in which highly concentrated light is beamed into hair follicles where pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and destroys the hair.
Side effects and downtime from laser hair removal are minimal. Most patients experience redness and swelling in the treatment area, but both are resolved within hours of the treatment.
How to Prepare for Treatment
Prior to your laser hair removal treatment, be sure to limit plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for several weeks. Avoid overexposure to the sun, as sun exposure can lead to complications and can possibly make the procedure less effective.
When will I see results?
Some results are seen immediately after treatment, but patients continue to see an increase in their results throughout the course of their treatment plan. It is impossible to predict exactly how many treatment sessions will be needed to achieve optimal hair reduction, so purchasing treatment packages is an option, but is certainly not required. Most patients achieve optimal results after four to six treatment sessions.
For more information about laser hair removal or to book an appointment with one of our highly skilled cosmetic dermatologists, call Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology at (706) 543-5858 or use our convenient online form.