Laser Hair Removal
Allure Magazine recently reported in their May 2015 issue that women spend an astonishing 58.4 days removing hair in their lifetime. That’s over 1,400 hours! Maybe that’s the reason why Laser Hair Removal has become one of the most popular non-invasive procedures among both men and women alike. Who wants to keep going through the hassle and pain when you can just zap it and be done?
In the past, the energies used in laser hair removal procedures prevented people with certain hair and skin colors from receiving treatments as they could only treat extremely light skin with extremely dark hair. Our integrated aesthetic platform, GentleMax Pro laser system, offers more power and versatility than any other multi-wavelength device. GentleMax Pro is a single consolidated system that delivers an incredibly diverse range of treatments such as removal of unwanted hair, pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and wrinkles.
Our GentleMax Pro laser system treats all skin types quickly, comfortably, and effectively. It delivers evaporative cryogen to the surface of the skin, makes the laser strike painless and provides additional protection, to the surface of the skin, from unwanted thermal injury.
Time is money in today’s world. How much is 58.4 days worth to you? Call Herron Dermatology & Laser today @ 334-277-3332 to schedule a personalized consultation, and win back some of that wasted time and energy.
6 or more treatments may be necessary per area.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- FDA approved for permanent hair reduction
- You experience no downtime
- Less pain and discomfort compared to waxing, tweezing and electrolysis
- Large areas can be treated quickly and effectively
- Safely treats all skin types
Pre & Post Treatment Instructions – Laser Hair Removal
Before Laser Hair Removal Treatment
- Avoid use of Accutane for 6-9 months prior to laser hair removal treatment.
- Avoid waxing, plucking, or depilatories for a minimum of 4 weeks.
- Wait at least 2 weeks for laser hair removal treatment if you have had a chemical peel or injections (Restylane, Botox, collagen) in the area to be treated.
- Stop use of exfoliates, such as Renova and Glycolic Acid, on area to be treated 1 week prior to laser hair removal treatment.
- Shave area 24 hours before each laser hair removal treatment.
- Skin should be clean, with no lotion, make-up, deodorant, perfume, or sunscreen before laser hair removal treatment.
After Laser Hair Removal Treatment
- You may have slight redness and/or localized swelling for a few minutes up to 48 hours. Apply aloe vera or hydrocortisone cream if needed.
- Do not apply makeup to treated area for at least 3 hours.
- Avoid soaking in tubs, pools, and Jacuzzis for 48 hours.
- Do not irritate treated area chemically or mechanically for 48 hours.
- Do not pluck or wax treated areas in between laser hair removal treatments.Some shedding or extrusion of treated hairs will occur around 1-3 weeks following laser hair removal treatment. Avoid sun, direct and indirect heat, and apply sunscreen to treated area for 3 days following laser hair removal.
Female small area
- Lip & Chin $100
- Lip $60
- Chin $60
Male small area
- Chin $100
- Ears start at $75
Female medium area
- Hands & Fingers $125
- Bikini line $150
- Underarms $150
Female Large Area
- Legs start at $250
Male Large Area
- Chest or Back $400 to $800
*Prices for all laser treatments are based on single treatment, 6 treatments are recommended for satisfactory results
Laser Hair Removal Risks
The purpose of this procedure is for gradual and cumulative hair reduction over several sessions and may not produce total permanent hair removal. Alternative methods are electrolysis, other laser-assisted hair removal technologies, various topical therapies and shaving. The goal of Laser Hair Removal, as in any cosmetic procedure, is improvement, not perfection. There is no guarantee that the expected or anticipated results from the treatments will be achieved. For best results, multiple treatments are needed. More treatments may be needed depending on skin type, previous methods of hair removal and hair color.
Tweezing, waxing, threading, and bleaching treatment areas must be avoided. Hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, menopause, and other endocrine conditions can affect the treatment outcomes. This treatment may not be performed for anyone who the following contraindications pertain to:
- Pregnancy and nursing
- Accutane (must discontinue use of product 6 months before beginning treatment)
- Waxing and plucking must discontinue 6 weeks before beginning treatment
- Epilepsy or those who have a history of seizures
- Diabetes (no treatment below the ankles and no shaving)
- Poorly controlled Diabetes
- Current (active) skin cancer within one year or pre-malignant moles in the treatment area. A medical clearance letter is required.
- Active sores or rash (psoriasis, eczema) in the area to be treated
- Skin disorder such as keloids or abnormal wound healing
- History of melanoma, active or inactive anywhere on the body
- Recent (within 3 months) surgery, laser resurfacing or deep chemical peels in treatment area
- Severe medical disorders such as poorly controlled heart conditions
- Chemo or radiation therapy (letter of clearance from your physician is required)
- Pacemaker, internal defibrillator and any internal electrical devices
- Any internal metal device, i.e. surgical screws, pins, plates, or implants, in the area to be treated (no treatment if any device is superficially in the body area to be treated)
- Aids, HIV positive or use of immunosuppressive drugs (a letter of clearance from your physician is required)
- Multiple sclerosis ( a letter of clearance from your physician is required with conformation that the area to be treat is not numb)
- Immune disorders such as: Scleroderma, Lupus, Porphyria, Sarcoidosis, and others
- Under the age of 13
- Treatment over numbness of any body part
- Treatment over moles or lesion of any kind
- Treatment over tattoos, port wine stains, under the eyebrows, or any orifice
- Use of photosensitive medications may cause increased sensitivity to the devices
- Bleeding problems or use of blood thinners
- History of disease stimulated by heat, such as recurrent Herpes Simplex in the treatment area. You may treat this area only following a prophylactic regime.
Tanning over the course of treatments in not recommended and can cause a number of complications. Scheduled treatment may be postponed if patient is tanned. Tanning and sun exposure should be avoided 4 weeks before and 1 week after each treatment. Sunblock with SPF 30 or higher should be used on treated area during the course of laser treatments. It is the patient’s responsibility to inform the treatment provider if skin is darker that when treatment was first started as well as any medical or prescription changes during the course of treatments. Improper post treatment care may increase the chances of any complications.
Laser Hair Removal can permanently reduce the numbers of hairs growing in the treated areas. Any remaining hair in general will be thinner and more easily treated by alternative methods. The risks of this procedure include scarring, drug reaction or interactions or unforeseen complications. There is also a risk of mismatch in the color or the texture of the skin, temporary redness, hive-like reaction or bruising, brownish skin discoloration, activation of fever blisters (herpes), temporary increased susceptibility to sunburn and persistent pinkness for months.
There is a possibility that this procedure will be unsuccessful, need to be treated, or may require additional treatment of complications. Tattooed “Permanent” make up in the area to be treated with laser hair removal may darken and there may be lightening of decorative tattoos. Photographs may be taken for the purpose of recording treatments and may be used for documentation of progress in medical records.