Many men and women are bothered by unwanted hair on areas such as the face, arms, back, chest, bikini line, or legs. Some of the options for removing this hair are almost as unpleasant as the hair itself. Shaving, waxing, tweezing, and depilatory creams can be painful, costly, and messy while only providing a temporary solution to the problem.
What if you could permanently reduce the amount of unwanted hair? Now you can, through a series of laser hair removal treatments at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery.
To eliminate hair, the laser emits gentle pulses of energy that pass through the skin to the hair follicle. This energy is then absorbed into the hair follicle to destroy it so that hair can never grow there again.
Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all types of skin (even tanned or dark skin). The laser works by targeting the pigment of the hair, so white, grey, and blonde hair will not be eliminated by the laser. Patients who struggle with razor burn and ingrown hairs are great candidates for laser hair removal treatments.
The treatments cause minimal to no discomfort. Patients often say it feels similar to the light snap of a rubber band. We offer complimentary medical-grade numbing cream that you can apply before your treatment. A little redness at the treatment site or slight localized swelling can occasionally occur, but this usually subsides within the first 24 hours after treatment.
Typically, patients will see results in four to six treatments, though this number will vary based upon skin tone, hair color, and several other factors. Your laser hair specialist will talk to you about variables that may affect your individual results.
Often, hair removal is combined with other laser treatments at our medical spa. Using the most advanced laser treatment system available, we can correct age spots, sun damage wrinkles, vascular lesions, acne, scars, and other skin concerns.