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Laser Hair Removal in Atlanta, GA

Vein & Skin Laser Center performs laser hair removal for the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia. 

Great news for men and women who want to get rid of excess hair! Vein & Skin Laser Center offers a better solution for removing unwanted hair.

LightSheer® by Lumenis is the gold standard in laser hair removal because it provides safe and effective treatment for all skin types, including ethnic and tanned skin. The LightSheer® diode laser is a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliability than other methods.

When darker, coarser hair appears on your face, neck, breasts, abdomen, underarms, or legs and makes you feel uncomfortable; it may be time to consider laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is not just for women; men who have unwanted hair on their shoulders, chest, face, or back can choose laser hair removal with the Lumenis laser as well.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laser Hair Removal?

It is a quick and non-invasive way to permanently reduce unwanted hair for both men and women.

How does the treatment work?

You will need to clean and shave the area that you would like to have treated. A topical numbing cream may be applied if necessary. The technician scans the treatment area with the laser, which emits a specific wavelength that passes harmlessly through the skin and into the hair follicle. Laser hair removal heats and damages the hair follicle, putting an end to the ability of the follicle to produce hair growth.

How many treatments are required?

Several sessions are necessary to destroy the hair follicles. The follicles must be treated during each stage of hair growth. The hair is in different stages at different times, making several sessions necessary to assure that the laser will heat and damage the hair at the optimal part of the cycle.

Is Laser Hair Removal safe?

Yes! Laser hair removal is a quick, safe, and a very common procedure. The lasers that are used are FDA-approved for hair reduction treatments.

Are there any possible side effects?

Side effects are minor and temporary. You may experience mild swelling, stinging, and possible pigmentation changes directly after treatment, however, these are only present immediately after treatment. The more rare side effects are the appearance of blisters and lesions. Scarring and the activation of viral infections, such as herpes and shingles, may occur. It is always recommended to consult with your physician before beginning any cosmetic course of treatment.

Will there be any downtime?

There is no downtime, and you may return to your normal routine immediately. Laser hair removal can be done during your lunch break for the smaller areas.

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal over other treatments?

Laser hair removal treats large areas at a time, is quick to get done, and provides long-term results.

What can be expected post-treatment?

Immediately after treatment, the area may be swollen and red. Try to keep the treated area out of the sun, and if you must be in direct sunlight after treatment, make sure to apply sun screen. Over the days following treatment, your hair will still grow but will eventually fall out. Continue to shave the area as needed.

How soon will results appear?

Results are revealed as your hair goes through its normal cycles. By six months, you will see how much hair reduction has taken place.

How long does a Laser Hair Removal treatment last?

The procedure is very quick, but varies on the surface to be treated. Laser hair removal may take anywhere from minutes to hours.

What conditions respond best to this treatment?

Laser hair removal works best on those with darker hair because the laser is attracted to the pigmentation in the skin.

Who are candidates for Laser Hair Removal?

With the newest lasers, people with any skin or hair type are potential candidates.

Who should avoid Laser Hair Removal?

If you have poor healing, a history of keloid formation, or excessive scarring, you may not be right for this treatment. You will not be able to have laser hair removal if you have open sores, lesions, or infections.

How does the treatment feel?

Laser hair removal patients experience some mild pain, which can be followed by several hours of a sunburn-like sensation that dissipates soon after treatment.

How long do the results last?

Results will vary for each person, depending on skin tone and hair growth.

What are the alternative treatments?

Other, more traditional methods of hair removal include plucking, waxing, shaving, creams, and electrolysis.

Instructions prior to treatment:

You should avoid Accutane® for six months prior to treatment, and avoid anti-inflammatory drugs and Retin-A® for three weeks before treatment. You should make sure to not tan (sunless or otherwise) or use any method of hair removal besides shaving for six weeks prior to your session.

Instructions for after treatment:

After you receive laser hair removal treatments, you should keep the area clean and dry. For the first few days after the procedure, try not to scrub or irritate the skin with heavy creams, chemicals, lotions or sun exposure. Use sunscreen with SPF 45 or greater on areas that will be exposed to the sun. Apply moisturizers, cold compresses or over-the-counter steroid creams, if necessary. Contact your physician or technician if you develop blisters, scabbing or signs of infection. Your hair will still appear to grow for two or three weeks as it falls out.

While cosmetic improvement is often a factor in seeking laser hair removal, Vein & Skin Laser Center understands that relief from discomfort is often the primary concern for patients in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.

Our physicians use advanced diagnostic techniques to choose the best non-surgical or minimally invasive procedure for hair removal to ensure that both aesthetic concerns and painful symptoms are addressed simultaneously, effectively and safely.

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