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 and removal 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 methods, such as shaving and waxing. Licensed and experienced aesthetician Robin Brock at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA performs safe and fast laser hair removal treatments for women and men using the state-of-the-art InMode Diolaze laser system.
The Diolaze system is one of the fastest and most effective laser hair removal techniques that safely and gently removes unwanted hair. It can cover a large treatment area or smaller ones, including the face, back, legs, chest, armpits, and intimate areas.
Laser Hair Removal Reviews
"25 & Starting Early - I had botox and lip injections with Dr. Mizgala and I could not be happier with the results. I was nervous about the lip injections but they look so natural! She has great bed side manner and really spends a lot of time to meet your individual needs! Also, I had laser hair removal treatments with Robin, who makes you feel like an old friend that you have been knowing your whole life! Everyone..."- M. / RealSelf / May 09, 2018
"I've been coming to this office for about 3 years. I suffered from excess growth on my face. - I've been coming to this office for about 3 years. I suffered from excess growth on my face. I get hair laser done with Robin and she is amazing. She does full body and facials and any other esthetic procedure you may need. She makes me feel comforting and is fast and gets the job done!"- K. / RealSelf / Oct 09, 2017
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 bothered by folliculitis or little bumps caused by shaving or waxing
At your laser hair removal appointment, you can relax in our Red Spa as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and moisturizers. During laser hair removal, our aesthetician, Robin Brock, 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 5 – 6 sessions over a period of 5 – 6 months 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 technology we use at A Woman Plastic Surgeon 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 since lasers are used. After your session, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from 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?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that varies in cost, depending on the areas being treated on the body, as well as how many sessions are needed to attain a smooth, hairless result. When we discuss pricing with our patients, we often bring up the costs associated with waxing and how this can add up over time, especially if you get waxed on a regular basis year after year. Laser hair removal is more costly than waxing or other hair removal methods, but it is generally the most effective and long-lasting. We will create a custom plan for you that includes the total number of sessions recommended and package pricing options to consider.
How effective is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is known to be a great solution for hair removal. While some men and women can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it is considered semi-permanent in some cases. There could potentially be some hair growth that occurs in areas where the laser technology did not hit. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be gone after their treatment plan has concluded and even if some hairs pop up, it is very easy to manage. Most patients find they receive a smooth result. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as needed.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair growth occurs in varying cycles. While some hair may be in a live growing phase, others may be dormant. Since each follicle grows in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are typically needed to target each hair and follicle at its growing phase. Between treatment sessions, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected. Laser hair treatment removes the hair from the follicle, but the laser must be able to see the hair to remove it. If a follicle is dormant, it is harder for the laser to read. Spreading out your sessions over various weeks helps remove each follicle for the smoothest, most effective result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal may cause some minor discomfort, but it is not considered a painful procedure. Most patients will 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 normal waxing session.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many great lasers on the market today. A Woman Plastic Surgeon is proud to offer the latest hair removal technology for patients of all skin color and varying hair types. The lasers we utilize offer excellent results, and we continue to upgrade our technologies as newer lasers enter the marketplace and become available. We encourage you to ask us about our technology during your laser hair removal consultation.
- Average Cost
- $50 - $500
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting energy, time, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to find out more about laser hair removal treatments at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA. Laser hair removal by experienced aesthetician Robin Brock can help you get smoother skin by treating unwanted follicles on most areas of the face and body.