Laser Hair Reduction in Snellville, Loganville & Braselton, GA
Laser Hair Removal
As part of our goal to provide comprehensive cosmetic, surgical and aesthetic solutions to our patients, Gwinnett Dermatology proudly offers laser hair removal treatments. Our professional aestheticians have extensive experience working with women and men who would like to remove unwanted hair. We will develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were shaving, plucking, waxing, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are temporary. In addition, allergic reactions and ingrown hairs are common side effects of all these hair removal methods.
On the other hand, laser hair removal treatments at Gwinnett Dermatology can provide long-term relief from excessive hair growth, with far fewer side effects. Laser hair removal is a FDA-approved process of permanently reducing or eliminating unwanted hair on almost any part of the body. These treatments are pain-free and our patients experience virtually no discomfort during the procedure. In addition, the results of laser hair removal can last for as long as 12 months; saving you time and money by having to do minimal upkeep procedures to maintain results.
Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure
The laser hair removal treatment is quite fast and requires only a minimal time investment by the patient. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. Laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece operated by your practitioner. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Side effects are unusual and typically temporary.
A series of three to six treatments are typically necessary to remove most hair. The treatments are usually performed every two to three months, but this depends on individual factors that your practitioner will discuss with you during a consultation. With each session, there will be decreased hair growth and density. Any residual hair is generally thinner, softer and more invisible.
Does the Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
There is some discomfort during laser hair removal, but the pain is generally less than waxing or electrolysis.
The sensation is often described as a “hot pinch”, or “snapping” feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward.
Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” some hairs over the next three to four weeks, and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.
How Does The Laser Treatment Work?
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
Laser Hair Removal Patient Instructions
For our instructional guide to pre-treatment and post-treatment laser hair removal care, please click here.
For pricing and more details, please call us at 770.972.4845.