Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. The lasers selectively targets dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss/reduction after an average of three to five sessions.
Males and Females wanting to get rid of unwanted hair on their body.
Lip, chin, check, neck, underarm, arm, leg, bikini line, back and chest.
Over the course of treatments, you should expect to see no hair or a decrease in the areas you have been treating.
How long does the procedure take?
For optimal results, it will take several treatments before optimal results can be seen.
It is a permanent hair reduction. Occasional touch-up treatments may be necessary once treatments are complete.
Prior to treatment a topical cream will be applied to help with any discomfort. Depending on the laser or light source used, you and the technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection. It will also be necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.
Next, the technician will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort.
For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it’s sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. If your face was treated, you can wear makeup the next day unless your skin is blistering. Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin.
Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You’ll get treatments until hair stops growing.
Potential side effects are swelling, redness, and scarring. Permanent scarring or changes in skin color are rare.
The price of laser hair removal varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center of Indianapolis and Carmel accepts CareCredit® financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
Dr. Sally A. Booth and her staff will be happy to discuss the details with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in Carmel or Indianapolis. Dr. Booth and his staff at Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center provide personalized care to residents of Indianapolis and Carmel with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (317) 848-2427 to speak with our friendly staff.