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Laser Hair Removal to Eliminate Unwanted Hair

The pain and discomfort of waxing, shaving, and electrolysis to get rid of unwanted hair is becoming a thing of the past. Our Atlanta, Georgia plastic surgeon offers laser hair removal through his partnership with the respected Laser Lights Cosmetic Center. Laser hair removal provides an effective solution for eliminating hair and smoothing the skin on virtually any area of the body. Laser treatments are not only some of the fastest-growing cosmetic enhancement procedures available, many of them can also be performed quickly over your lunch hour with little to no recovery time.

Laser Hair Removal

Trying to get rid of stubborn, unwanted hair can cause a considerable amount of hassle and inconvenience, not to mention discomfort. However, state-of-the-art laser treatments are designed to target hair at the root, vaporizing the follicle so that it never reappears. Laser hair removal can be performed on areas of the body including:

  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Face
    • Chin
    • Upper lip
    • Eyebrows
    • Other facial areas
  • Back
  • Breasts

Laser hair removal is virtually pain-free and is designed to permanently reduce hair growth. Through the most advanced laser technology, patients can say goodbye to unwanted hair for good. Laser hair removal can also complement other aesthetic enhancement procedures, such as faceliftBOTOX® Cosmetic , and tummy tuck , for a more complete makeover.
Contact Southern Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia for a laser hair removal consultation.


Laser Hair Removal Candidates

Good candidates for laser hair removal are individuals who are in reasonably good physical and emotional health. A combination of darker hair and lighter skin often yields good results from laser hair removal. Individuals with thick, coarse hair in the target areas are typically ideal candidates for the procedure. Women who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant should consult their physician before laser hair removal, and those taking acne medications should speak with a dermatologist prior to the procedure. Individuals interested in laser hair removal will be evaluated to determine candidacy at the initial consultation.

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

At the start of the laser hair removal procedure, the targeted areas will be shaved and tested in preparation for treatment. A hand-held laser will be used to perform the procedure. Pulse frequency, size, and the power of the laser will be adjusted to meet your specific skin care needs, thereby treating only the targeted areas as precisely and accurately as possible. The laser is then carefully guided along the target area, destroying the roots of unwanted hair with beams of light.


Laser Hair Removal Recovery

Depending on the size of the area being treated, laser hair removal is a relatively quick procedure with little to no recovery time. Patients can expect some swelling and redness in the targeted area that will feel like a mild sunburn, but this should fade within a day. Skin creams or ice packs can be applied to alleviate any discomfort. Most patients can resume daily activities immediately after the procedure.


Laser Hair Removal Results

Laser hair removal is most effective when performed as a series of treatments. Patients can typically expect at least an 80 to 90 percent reduction in hair growth after a complete series. Sometimes, individual hairs will spring up in the targeted area.    


Contact Southern Plastic Surgery

Unwanted hair can be removed effectively without the pain and discomfort associated with traditional methods of hair removal. Please contact Southern Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia for more laser hair removal information, or to schedule a consultation.