About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the United States. It is a convenient option for the long-term reduction of hair follicles on the body and face. This procedure frequently leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other hair removal options. At Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we perform safe and fast laser hair removal treatments for women and men on frequently needed areas, including the legs, arms, back, face, chest, armpits, and intimate areas.
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Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a gentle process that is suitable for most patients. In your consultation, you will talk about your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Are tired of other hair removal methods (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Are in overall good health
At your laser hair removal appointment, you can relax in one of our treatment rooms as your skin is cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and moisturizers. During laser hair removal, your aesthetician will stretch out the skin to provide a direct path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser's energy will target and disable the hair follicle, which stops it from growing back. Usually, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your ideal results. Your appointments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to reach the active growth phase so they can be treated. The state-of-the-art Candela technology we use at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery is able to target the hair follicle alone to preserve the skin in the area being treated.
What to Expect
While the treatment is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a light sunburn afterward. After your session, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from heavy activity or lengthy exposure to the sun for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your appointment, we recommend anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to treat any discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Getting laser hair removal will vary in cost, depending on the size and number of areas being treated in addition to how many treatment sessions you will need to attain a smooth result. To understand the benefits of laser hair removal, it helps to consider the time and energy you are putting into waxing, shaving, or other temporary hair removal methods. This is why laser hair removal is generally cheaper and will save you time and energy in the long run. Your aesthetician will create a treatment plan for you that includes the total number of sessions we suggest and prices.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
An effective treatment, laser hair removal produces long-lasting results. While patients can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for a long time, laser hair removal is considered semi-permanent because some follicles may be unaffected. Most patients find the majority of the hair will not grow anymore after their treatment plan is finished, and even if a few hairs pop up, they are very easy to manage. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Your hair growth occurs in cycles. While some hair follicles are in a live growing phase, others are dormant. Since each hair follicle grows in various stages, multiple sessions are suggested to target each follicle when it is active. Getting your sessions spread over several weeks usually produces more effective results and smoother skin.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The process of laser hair removal may cause mild discomfort, but it isn't considered too painful. Most patients may feel a slight sting when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. We can apply a numbing ointment to the surface of the skin prior to the start of the treatment session. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less discomfort than a session of waxing.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery uses the cutting-edge Candela hair removal technology for women and men. The laser we have invested in delivers great results, and we continue to upgrade our practice as newer lasers enter the marketplace. We encourage you to ask us about our laser system during your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $40 - $160
- Recovery Time
- Same Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes – 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting time, money, and energy on shaving, waxing, and plucking, schedule a consultation to find out more about laser hair removal treatments. At Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, laser hair removal can help you get smoother skin by treating unwanted follicles on the face and body.