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Unwanted hair can be quite an annoying issue, no matter where it might be showing up on the body. Waxing and shaving might temporarily take care of the problem, but this can eventually start to be painful, and won’t necessarily provide you with anything in the way of a more permanent solution. Now you can finally rid yourself of that unwanted body hair, and you can do so quickly and easily with our advanced laser hair removal treatment. 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 truly permanent solution when it comes to the removal of that pesky, unwanted body hair. With repeat treatments, you can take care of body hair for good, resting assured that it absolutely won’t grow back.

At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, we’ll use advanced laser technology, which targets the darker pigment of the hair, heating the follicle in the process. When these targeted follicles are in what’s known as the resting stage, they’ll stop producing hair altogether. Some of the finest laser hair removal Richmond has to offer is available through our practice.

Because human hair growth cycles through different stages, you may need to come in for multiple treatments, allowing time for each follicle to fully reach its resting stage.

Is Laser Hair Removal Really Effective?

With a true laser (not IPL), laser hair removal is the most effective permanent hair reduction available. At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, we are proud to use the Candela GentleMax Pro with Alexandrite and Nd: YAG settings. This technology makes hair removal possible for every skin tone and on every part of the body. You will notice a 30% reduction in hair from the first treatment and existing hairs become finer. A series of six treatments is generally needed for optimal results. Appointments are between 4 and 12 weeks apart, with each treatment taking 15 to 45 minutes depending on the area being treated.

What Are Some of the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Our patients love laser hair removal primarily because it’s completely painless, while offering a simple and quick alternative to things like waxing and shaving.

We have a staff of expert medical estheticians who are experienced in laser hair removal and ready to help you remove hair from your bikini line, back, legs, face, chest, and underarms. The benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Eliminates the need for waxing and shaving
  • Reduces folliculitis, irritation, and razor bumps
  • Reduces acne
  • Reduces the dark shadow of hair follicles under the skin

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Am I an Ideal Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

No longer is this treatment only available for those with fair skin and dark hair! The best candidates are those who:

  • Have no recent sun exposure
  • Have not used self-tanner recently
  • Do not have open lesions

What Should I Do Before My Laser Hair Removal Procedure?

We’ll invite you in for an in-person consultation with one of our medical estheticians, and walk you through every step of the process so you can be sure laser hair removal is the perfect solution for you. You will need to stop the use of retinols, vitamin C, any exfoliating scrubs or glycolic acids in the areas that will be treated. Avoid tweezing or waxing for six weeks prior to your first treatment, and do not tweeze or wax once treatment has begun. Shave the area 24 to 48 hours prior to your appointment. Hair growth that has just broken the surface is perfect for treatment. You will also need to avoid sun exposure for two weeks prior to a treatment.

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What Can I Expect During My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Although no form of hair removal is completely pain-free, the GentleMax Pro is the most comfortable method with DCD, dynamic cooling device. The sensation is a warm snapping feeling. We apply laser energy to your skin in short bursts, each burst feeling like a small pinch. If you’re sensitive to the sensation, we will provide a numbing cream to the treatment area.

Immediately following treatment, the area may be red or slightly raised. This generally fades within a few hours. The area may feel slightly sensitive for 24 hours. Do not shave or cause friction on the area for 24 hours after a treatment. You might also notice random hairs in the treatment area, and some new hairs might even grow in, but those will fall out soon after.

Avoid direct sun exposure for a week after treatment.

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments, initially followed by maintenance treatments, every one to two years.

FAQ

Will My Laser Hair Removal Leave Any Scars?

No, your laser hair removal treatments won’t leave any scars at all.

When Will I See My Results?

You’ll start to see results after your first treatment!

Are There Any Possible Complications with Laser Hair Removal?

We used highly advanced and incredibly safe cosmetic lasers, making complications exceedingly rare. Your medical esthetician will talk you through any complications at the time of your consultation.

How Long Will the Results of Laser Hair Removal Last?

After your initial series of treatments, you can go a year or longer without any maintenance treatments.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Richmond?

Laser hair removal is elective and won’t be covered by your insurance. Laser hair removal is $75 to $350 per treatment, and $375 to $1,750 for series of six treatments. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.

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