Laser Hair Removal
Hair reduction is one of the most popular plastic surgery treatments of today, and over 11 million laser hair reductions are performed each year in the United States, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The reasons for its popularity are almost as numerous as the people getting it – citing waste reduction, permanent cosmetic alterations, long-term savings on hygiene products, and even just ease, there are few reasons why laser hair reduction shouldn’t be considered.
Laser hair reduction with Great Skin Ohio is a quick, relatively painless procedure done by dermatologic surgeons with years of experience. Below is a little more information on what the process is like and how we do it here.
Laser Hair Reduction Treatment Overview
Laser hair reduction is done using a laser apparatus that heats your hair follicles to a therapeutic level that eventually stops hair growth. Before the procedure, consult with your doctor about your health status and any potential risks you might have.
On the day of the procedure, you will arrive at Great Skin Ohio and will be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area. If any remaining hairs need to be shaved that will be done. Then, you’ll be given goggles to protect your eyes from the lasers, and the treatment will begin. Using one of our laser apparatuses, one of our doctors will apply it to the area being treated, and laser pulses will be sent to your follicles. You can expect the procedure to last between a few minutes for smaller spots to an hour for larger spots.
After the procedure, you will need to schedule your follow-up appointment. Between appointments, be sure to avoid sun exposure for six weeks, or as recommended by your doctor. You might experience some swelling or discomfort, which usually only lasts a day or two and can be mitigated with ice packs. For skin irritation, steroids might be prescribed.
About the BBL Handpiece
Forever Bare BBL™ is one of the most advanced hair removal and reduction options available from Sciton, the leader in aesthetic laser surgery options. Traditional laser hair reduction options focused the point of reduction, which meant discomfort for the patient as the treatment was carried out. The BBL handpiece sends out multiple pulses at a higher repetition rate. As a result, you experience the same effects as traditional laser hair reduction treatments without the associated discomfort. The treatment can be adapted to treat both large and small areas precisely.
About the Clear Scan YAG
The Clear Scan YAG™ is another cosmetic laser solution provided by Sciton. This laser solution was initially created to fight skin redness, broken veins, and broken capillaries. Frequently, laser hair reduction will draw attention to other skin impurities that laid below the hair being removed. For these impurities, such as spider veins and skin discoloration, the Clear Scan YAG™ is efficient at improving their appearance. However, Great Skin Ohio frequently uses the Clear Scan YAG™ to aid in laser hair reduction in conjunction with the BBL handpiece.
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Reduction
How long does it take for me to see the results of laser hair reduction?
A common misconception is that laser hair reduction is a once and done treatment. Most laser hair reduction takes anywhere from two to six sessions to entirely remove. However, after these sessions patients can expect to see significantly less body hair than before their treatments.
What areas of the body can laser hair reduction treat?
Laser hair reduction targets almost any area of the body that has excess or unwanted hair. Most commonly, this includes the upper lip, chin, back, chest, bikini area, neck, and shoulders.
What does follow-up look like?
After a few weeks, you will notice the hair begin to shed and not return. Immediately after surgery, you can expect some swelling and pain, which can be treated with OTC painkillers, ice packs, and steroid cream if prescribed. Pain should dissipate in a day or two.
What makes laser hair reduction at Great Skin Ohio different?
Laser hair reduction at Great Skin Ohio is done with our staff of medical doctors and plastic surgeons watching on. Throughout the entire process, your health and your well-being are considered, which is why we focus on comprehensive before and after treatment. Finally, our commitment to excellence is upheld by the tools we use. Using only the best aesthetic surgery medical equipment from Sciton, you’ll see marked results more quickly and with fewer painful side-effects than traditional surgery.
*Treatment results depicted or described may vary and are not guaranteed.