Laser Hair Removal

For both men and women, excessive or unwanted body hair can be a sensitive issue that never seems to go away. If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking the excess hair on your face, body, legs, or back, you may find relief in the long-lasting results of laser hair removal.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is home to a team of medical specialists who have years of experience in laser hair removal and skin therapy treatments. Our team of licensed aestheticians understands that the decision to move forward with cosmetic procedures is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly, and pride themselves on providing exceptional patient care and delivering results that leave patients feeling comfortable and confident.

If you’d like to learn more about whether laser hair removal is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.

Before Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

As with all cosmetic procedures, a consultation with one of our trained aestheticians is the first step in achieving ideal results. During this appointment, our team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will review your procedure options with you and address any concerns that you might have. Your aesthetician will also analyze your skin tone and hair color to determine the optimal laser strength for your treatment.

The best results for any cosmetic procedure are seen in patients who have realistic expectations and are in good overall health. Laser hair removal can be an excellent option for patients burdened with regular hair removal maintenance or bothered by issues such as hirsutism (body hair patterns on women that are typically associated with men) or barber’s itch. However, patients should keep in mind that multiple sessions may be required to see the desired results.

Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Temporary methods of hair removal can be painful, expensive and messy. Laser hair removal can save you the time and trouble of regular hair maintenance with a permanent solution for unwanted hair. The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery team uses the FDA-approved Lumenis® LightSheer® XC laser, regarded as the gold-standard option for unwanted hair removal on all skin types and colors.

Your laser hair removal treatment will be performed in an office setting with one of our trained laser technicians. Treatment areas can include:

  • Face (chin, cheeks, upper lip)
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Chest or abdomen
  • Arms and underarms
  • Areolae
  • Feet

The desired treatment areas are cleansed and shaved before being scanned with the laser. The laser operates at a low energy that should not harm or disrupt your skin cells or the surrounding tissue. As light energy passes through the skin, the pigment of the hair follicle absorbs the energy and is disabled to prevent future regrowth.

Multiple sessions are required to treat hair in each growth phase. Areas with thin skin, such as the armpits or bikini area, are typically more responsive to treatment. Areas with thicker skin, like the back and the chin, will generally require more treatments to see ideal results. It’s important to refrain from bleaching, plucking or electrolysis at all times during your series of laser hair removal treatments.

Healing Process for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal requires no downtime, although you may experience mild skin sensitivity or a temporary change in skin pigment following your treatment. Most patients experience between a 10 and 25 percent reduction in hair growth with each treatment, though the exact percentage of hair removed during each session will vary for each individual.

Most patients return for another hair removal treatment every 4 weeks until reaching their desired outcome. You may require 4 to 6 treatments before achieving ideal results, and some patients continue to undergo annual maintenance treatments. Between treatments, you should take care to avoid sun exposure and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher.

More Information about Laser Hair Removal

To learn more about your laser hair removal options, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.

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