Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted hair is one of the most challenging problems to fix. Waxing and shaving are not only painful but do nothing to provide you with a permanent solution. Now you can get rid of your unwanted hair quickly and easily with laser hair removal. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers laser hair removal for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is the only long-term solution for unwanted hair. Best of all, you may even permanently eliminate the hair with repeat treatments. Richmond Plastic Surgeons uses lasers that target the darker pigment of the hair to heat the follicle. When the targeted follicles are in the resting stage, they stop producing hair. Because human hair has a cycle of stages, you may need to have several treatments to allow time for each follicle to be in the resting stage.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
The greatest benefit of laser hair removal is that it is a painless, simple and quick alternative to waxing and shaving. Our medical estheticians are experienced in laser hair removal on the:
- Bikini line
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is a person who has a contrast between their hair and skin colors, such as someone with light skin and dark hair. Other patients can benefit from laser hair removal, but more treatments may be required. People with very light hair and skin may not be candidates for the procedure because the laser requires a dark pigment to work.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Laser Hair Removal?
We invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our medical estheticians to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.
What Should I Expect During My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Laser hair removal is a painless procedure. The laser energy is applied in short bursts, and each burst feels like a small pinch on your skin. If you are sensitive to the sensation, we can apply a numbing cream to the treatment area. Your skin may be slightly red after each treatment, and you may also notice random hairs in the treatment area. Some new hairs may grow in but fall out soon after. This is normal.
You will need a series of treatments initially followed by maintenance treatments every one to two years.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Laser Hair Removal?
You will not have scars because of your laser hair removal treatments.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see results after the first treatment.
What Are Possible Complications of Laser Hair Removal?
Today’s cosmetic lasers are very safe, and complications are rare. Your medical esthetician will discuss any complications at the time of your consultation.
How Long Will the Results of Laser Hair Removal Last?
After the initial series of treatments, you can go one year or longer without a maintenance treatment.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Richmond?
Laser hair removal is elective and not covered by insurance. After your consultation, we provide a detailed cost so that you can review your budget and be prepared to pay for the procedure. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.
Are you tired of painful waxing and shaving? Now you can eliminate your unwanted hair quickly and comfortably with laser hair removal at Richmond Plastic Surgeons. If you live in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia, contact Richmond Plastic Surgeons to schedule your personal consultation.