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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

MASC: Medical Aesthetic Skin Care

Aesthetic Physicians located in Gadsden, AL

Get smooth, hair-free skin safely and effectively with laser hair-removal. Instead of having to shave every few days or wax every few weeks, laser hair removal offers permanent hair reduction. At MASC: Medical Aesthetic Skin Care in Gadsden, Alabama, Murray J. Riggins, Jr., MD, and his team offer this service so you look and feel your best. Call or make a consultation online to find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal and schedule your appointment to get hair-free skin today.

Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal work?

When the energy from the laser is directed to your skin, it passes through your outer dermis and is directed to the pigment in the hair follicles that lie beneath. The follicles heat up and are destroyed, so they can no longer grow hair in the future.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Anywhere you have unwanted hair can be treated with laser hair removal. Areas commonly treated include:

  • Chest and back
  • Bikini line
  • Underarms
  • Arms and legs
  • Upper lip and chin

Discuss your problem areas with Dr. Riggins and he can help you develop a treatment plan.

How many treatments sessions will I need to see success with laser hair removal?

Most people experience permanent hair removal in 6-10 sessions. Your hair takes 4-13 weeks to reach the surface of your skin. Hair grows in cycles, so the follicles aren’t in sync. You need multiple treatments to get all hair in the growth cycle with the laser treatment.

Each person’s laser hair removal treatment plan differs according to the area treated, hair density, and skin type. Hormones, genetics, and age can also play a role in your laser hair removal outcomes.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Dr. Riggins is committed to your safety and comfort during laser hair removal treatment. Most people find laser hair removal sessions tolerable and report feeling some heat and tingling. You will receive ice packs and/or a cooling gel following the session to ease your discomfort.

Does laser hair removal require downtime?

You don’t need to schedule any downtime following laser hair removal. You can go right back to your regular activities following a session. You may have mild swelling and light redness, like a sunburn, in the treated areas. These side effects last a few hours, but resolve quickly.

You will need to avoid sun exposure in the immediate weeks following laser hair removal as the treatment makes your skin temporarily more sensitive to ultraviolet light.

To learn how you can achieve permanent hair removal safely and effectively, call the office or book an appointment online.