As one of the most common cosmetic procedures, laser hair removal is a method of reducing or removing unwanted hair from the face and/or body. It is typically a long-term treatment and leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother. At Surgical Specialists of Carolina in Asheville, NC, Dr. Jerimiah Mason provides laser hair removal using Forte laser technology for both men and women who are looking to remove hair in common areas, such as the legs, arms, back, face, and intimate areas. To learn more about this treatment and its lasting results, contact Surgical Specialists of Carolina to schedule a consultation today.
Laser hair removal is a gentle procedure that is safe and effective for most individuals. During your consultation, your full medical history will be assessed to ensure that you are healthy enough for the procedure. Patients who benefit the most from laser hair removal:
- Are in overall good health
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Have dark hair and light skin
- Have coarse facial hair
- Are tired of other hair removal techniques
During laser hair removal, Dr. Mason will slightly stretch the skin being treated to provide a direct path between the laser and the hair follicle root. The laser beams will target and kill the hair follicle, preventing it from growing back. On average, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to achieve your best results. Your treatments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated area to recover before the next session. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to become active so they can be treated. The specialized laser hair removing technology is able to target the hair follicle alone, preserving the skin in the treatment area.
What to Expect
Laser hair removal is relatively gentle in nature, but due to the use of lasers, you may feel slightly sunburned following your treatment sessions. Throughout the procedure, cool air will be expelled from the handpiece onto the skin to help prevent minor discomfort. Following the procedure, you will be free to resume your daily activities but should refrain from exercise or sun exposure for a period of 24 hours to allow the treated area to heal. In some situations, our staff may recommend anti-inflammatory creams or the use of ice packs to alleviate any pain.
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Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting time, money, and energy on shaving, waxing, and plucking, schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal at Surgical Specialists of Carolina in Asheville, NC. Laser hair removal by Dr. Mason can help you get smoother skin by effectively treating unwanted hair follicles on the face and body.