This fast, effective laser hair reduction treatment will help considerably reduce unwanted body and facial hair and virtually eliminate the need for waxing, shaving, and electrolysis. While the procedure is sometimes called laser hair removal, we believe that laser hair reduction is a more accurate term because all hair cannot be removed permanently.
With this particular treatment, a high-energy laser light targets the pigment of the hair follicle and destroys the hair follicle, inhibiting the hair’s growth. The laser is so specific that it leaves the surrounding skin unharmed with little irritation.
Skill and experience are important aspects of a laser hair reduction procedure. The medically trained professionals at MediSpa 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. If you are wondering if the treatment is painful, most people describe the sensation of the treatment as similar to the snap of a rubber band against the skin.
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. You will be provided with instructions on how to care for your skin after your laser hair reduction treatment.
Some hair 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. You can expect to see a gradual decrease in hair thickness and the amount of hair in the area with each treatment. With that said, results may vary from patient to patient.
Laser hair reduction is very safe because it is a non-invasive treatment that targets only the areas to be treated, leaving surrounding areas unscathed. The laser hair reduction treatment is administered only by the skilled, fully-trained, and experienced providers at MediSpa at Knoxville Dermatology Group.