Laser Hair Removal

Getting that smooth skin you’ve always wanted without having to spend an excessive amount of time waxing or shaving, can become a reality. The dermatology team at Naaman Clinic utilizes multiple hair removal lasers, allowing us to treat patients of nearly all skin and hair types.  Whether you want to know more about laser hair removal, or if you were previously told that you weren’t a candidate, schedule a consultation at the Birmingham office. Book your appointment by calling our office.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting and destroying hair follicles. As the hair follicle deep below the surface of your skin absorbs the laser energy, its regenerating structures are instantly eliminated.

Laser hair removal only affects hair that is in an active growth cycle. That’s why it’s important to go through multiple treatments, each several weeks apart (you need to catch each hair while it’s growing).

Some hair may fall out immediately during your treatment, although most hair needs time to shed away from your skin. While you can certainly shave between treatments, it’s essential to avoid plucking or waxing treated hair, since you can disrupt the shedding process that occurs after laser treatments.

What should I expect during laser hair removal treatments?

Laser hair removal sessions are quick, even if you’re having a large area treated. The only thing you need to do to prepare for your laser hair removal appointment is to shave the treatment area about 24-48 hours ahead of time.

Before you get started, you need to wipe away any lotion, deodorant, or makeup on your skin. If you have oily skin, it’s important to wipe it clean. Don’t worry about doing this before you head to your appointment: You can take care of this at the clinic.

After you put on your eye protection, your dedicated practitioner quickly moves the handheld laser device over your targeted area.

Each pulse of light delivers energy into your hair follicles. Most clients describe this sensation as tiny rubber bands striking your skin all at once. Laser hair removal can be slightly uncomfortable in sensitive areas, such as your bikini line or upper lip, but you can apply a topical numbing cream or numb the area with ice beforehand.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes, but it takes time. With each treatment, hair grows back finer and lighter until it stops growing back altogether. What’s particularly beneficial about the Lumenis LightSheer Infinity system is that it’s beneficial for removing hair for nearly all skin types and hair colors. So even if you have darker skin or lighter hair, this advanced laser system can help you.

Find out more about laser hair removal and if you’re an ideal candidate by booking a consultation at Naaman Clinic. Schedule by calling the office.

* Individual results may vary.