If you have unwanted hair, you can reduce it significantly with Laser Hair Reduction at Medi-Spa at Knoxville Dermatology Group. While the procedure is sometimes called Laser Hair Removal, we believe that “reduction” is a more accurate name because all hair cannot be removed permanently. Even though there is currently no permanent hair removal method, Laser Hair Reduction can reduce body and facial hair considerably and virtually eliminate the need for waxing, shaving, and electrolysis.
The high-energy laser light targets the pigment of the hair follicle, inhibiting the hair’s growth. The laser is so specific that it leaves the surrounding skin unharmed and with little irritation.
Skill and experience are important aspects of a Laser Hair Reduction procedure. The medically trained professionals at Medi-Spa at Knoxville Dermatology Group make adjustments to the laser based on your skin type, skin tone, skin texture, and the condition of your hair and skin to ensure a successful outcome.
Note that light blonde, white, gray, and red hair do not respond to the laser. Light brown and medium-colored hair, as well as some brownish-red hair, can be removed to some degree. Darker hair is easiest to reduce because the dark pigment absorbs the laser light most effectively.
The amount of time needed for your appointment will vary depending upon the amount of hair you wish to treat. Most people describe the sensation of the treatment as similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin.
Some hairs may not grow back, but the hair that does return will be lighter in color and finer in texture. This will make the hair less visible. Most people require 5-7 treatments in order to reduce hair.After that, you will need to come back for maintenance treatments. The length of time between maintenance treatments varies per individual.
Laser Hair Reduction is less irritating to the skin than waxing and shaving, but you may experience some minor redness and inflammation. These conditions usually resolve within a few hours. We will provide you with instructions as to how to care for your skin after Laser Hair Reduction.
Lasers are very safe because they are non-invasive and target only the areas to be treated, leaving surrounding areas unscathed.
Call us today to schedule your consultation for Laser Hair Reduction in Tennessee.