Eliminate the Need to Shave & Wax with the Experts at Arizona Dermacare Plastic Surgery
For Phoenix women, constantly shaving your legs, underarms and bikini line can be a tedious chore you just don’t have time for. And for men, growing hair in unwanted places such as your back or chest can be embarrassing and make you uncomfortable hitting up a pool party during our hot Arizona summers. We understand that when it comes to unwanted hair, there can be a lot of emotions attached to it, which is why we offer caring laser hair removal treatment options for Arizona men and women.
In our practice, we use cutting-edge technologies to stop hair growth at the formation of the follicle, ensuring a long-term solution that makes life easier. Our Laser Hair Removal methods are proven to be effective, helping Phoenix patients avoid the frustration of temporary hair removal methods like creams, waxing, tweezing, and shaving. It’s time to make these time-consuming daily routines a thing of the past! These uncomfortable methods are no longer necessary once you discover how Dermacare Plastic Surgery can stop hair growth permanently.
Dermacare Plastic Surgery is able to offer more effective Laser Hair Removal treatments because we use two different laser technologies. These two different laser technologies enable us to remove unwanted hair of varying texture on ALL skin types. Laser hair removal offers a long-term solution for those wishing to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair. Treatment can be done on most areas including, but not limited to all facial hair such as the upper lip and chin, as well as the body including the legs, arms, bikini line, back, chest, abdomen and more. This safe treatment is performed by our licensed medical aestheticians that have been trained and certified in the latest laser hair removal techniques.
How It Works
Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to emit a highly concentrated beam of light at a wavelength that is targeted at melanin (the material that gives color to our hair and skin) in the hair and/or at the hair follicle growth center, or hair bulb. The laser beam passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle to inhibit future hair growth. The treatments are safe, quick, and effective for many skin types. Because our Laser Hair Removal cosmetic procedure is noninvasive, there is no downtime needed for recovery.
Precise. Laser Hair Removal offers you incredible precision to have that unwanted hair permanently removed from the body. The laser targets pigmented areas on the skin, such as the hair follicle, which is why only the hair follicle is burned and not the skin surrounding the area.
Effective. Laser Hair Removal has proven to be an extremely effective treatment option to remove unwanted hair from your arms, legs, back, and face. For the cosmetic procedure to be most effective, it is important that the hair is caught when it is actively growing in the early part of the anagen stage. This is why it is so important to receive laser hair removal in a series of consecutive treatments, every 4 to 6 weeks. Most clients report that after a series of sessions, there’s a significant reduction in the amount of body hair that grows back. The hair that does grow back tends to be sparse, fine and lighter in color.
Quick. The experts of Dermacare Plastic Surgery can honestly say that Laser Hair Removal treatments remove unwanted hair at the speed of light, literally! The laser is designed to treat several hairs in a large surface area, all at the same time. Depending on the area being treated, Laser Hair Removal treatments can take anywhere from one minute, to 15 minutes or a half hour for larger body areas. After the treatment, there is no downtime, leaving you free to get back to your life!
Ingrown Hair Reduction. You read that right, Laser Hair Removal can reduce ingrown hairs that commonly show up in areas of the body that have been shaved or waxed. An ingrown hair occurs when the hair is broken off unevenly with a sharp tip. With Laser Hair Removal, Phoenix patients have less of a chance of getting ingrown hairs because they aren’t having to shave or wax! Not to mention, if any hair does grow back after a treatment, the hair will be much finer. This change in the hairs texture reduces the chance of having ingrown hairs even more.
Yes! Our advanced Laser Hair Removal technologies work on nearly ALL skin types and tones! The only exception to that rule is red or grey colored hair. This is because Laser Hair Removal technology can’t differentiate those colored hairs from the surrounding tissue. Since Laser Hair Removal works by preferentially targeting the melanin in hair follicles, clients with high-color contrasts, such as those with dark hair and light skin, tend to respond best to treatment.
Are you a candidate?
The following are some common reasons why Phoenix patients may want to consider laser hair removal:
- You have unwanted facial or body hair that makes you feel self-conscious
- You are looking for an alternative to waxing, electrolysis, shaving, and bleaching
- You have dark hair and light skin
At any given time, a certain percentage of hairs are in the “resting” phase, rather than a growth phase. Lasers will not be effective on those resting hairs. This is the reason that 5 Laser Hair Removal treatments are required in each area to achieve maximum results. More treatments can be done as soon as further hair growth appears. Due to the variation in the number of hairs in the resting phase, certain parts of the body will respond more rapidly whereas others might take much longer to show effects.
The level of discomfort depends on the treated area, the texture of the hair, and skin. Phoenix patients with darker skin tend to be more sensitive to the treatments because they have more pigment, not just in the hair, but in their skin as well. Patients with dark and coarse hair experience more discomfort as well. Laser Hair Removal, to most patients, feels like a rubber band snap against the skin. Particular areas of the body can be more sensitive, such as the underarms, bikini area, and upper lip.
Each person’s pain tolerance varies. Cold compresses or anesthetic creams can reduce discomfort. Laser Hair Removal has come a long way in the past few years, and the treatments are usually quick enough, so the pain is not much of a problem. Your procedure will not be excruciating. Always let our licensed medical aesthetician know how you are doing during your treatment, specifically if the pain is tolerable for you.
Ready For Treatment
During your Laser Hair Removal consultation, it is important to come prepared to discuss the following:
- Your Goals
- Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
- Previous surgeries
- Your general health status and any pre-existing health risks or conditions
- Your options
- A recommended course of treatment
- The likely outcomes of Laser Hair Removal and any potential risks or complications
Frequently Asked Questions
- How Do I Know if Laser Hair Resurfacing Is Right for Me?
If you have unwanted hair, or you’re tired of using temporary hair removal processes such as shaving, waxing or bleaching, and your hair isn’t red or grey, then Laser Hair Resurfacing at Dermacare Plastic Surgery is a viable treatment option for you. To get a more detailed report and prediction on how many treatments will be necessary for your unique case, you’ll need to come in for a free consultation with our trained medical aestheticians who will evaluate your problem area, listen to your goals, and come up with a personalized treatment plan for you.
- What’s the Downtime with this Treatment?
One of the best aspects of our hair removal treatment is that there isn’t any downtime associated with it. You can literally come in over your lunch break, have a session performed, and return to work that afternoon with your coworkers none the wiser.
- How Many Treatments Will I Need to Be Hair-Free?
The number of treatment sessions you’ll need to be completely hair-free in your treatment area is going to differ greatly from patient to patient. It all depends on your skin color, your hair color, how fast your hair grows, how thick your hair is, how dense the hair is in the treatment area, and so on. Generally speaking, though, most of our Phoenix patients require 5 treatments to be rid of hair in their treatment area. Keep in mind, even though you’re predominantly rid of hair, you may notice a few small strands grow back over time. Those hairs will be lighter, however, and fewer and farther in between.
- Why Can’t You Treat Red Hair or Gray Hair?
The lasers that we use work because they distinguish the differences in pigmentation between your hair and your skin. Unfortunately, current technology doesn’t allow these lasers to safely distinguish red or gray hairs. This means if we treat areas containing these colors of hairs, we run the risk of burning your skin, which is something we never, ever want to do. For your safety, we are unable to treat you if your proposed treatment area contains red or gray hair.
- Why Might I Experience More Discomfort if I Have a Darker Skin Tone?
Laser Hair Removal works by distinguishing between the pigmentation in your hair and your skin. Because Phoenix patients with darker skin tones also tend to have darker hair colors, this means the laser has to work harder at distinguishing what is hair and what is skin. The result may be more discomfort. Rest assured, though – our medically trained aestheticians always carefully screen our patients to make sure that treatment is safe for them. If we think the contrast between your hair color and skin color is too low to allow for safe treatments without burning, we won’t proceed.
- Who Are the Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal?
Phoenix patients who see the best results from laser hair removal have high contrasts between their skin tone and natural hair color. This means that people with lighter skin tones and darker hair typically receive the best (and fastest) results.
Today, Laser Hair Removal is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in the United States.
If you are in search of a safe and effective hair removal solution, please contact Dermacare Plastic Surgery in Phoenix. This safe treatment is performed by our licensed medical aestheticians that have been trained and certified in the latest laser hair removal techniques. Isn’t it time you got rid of that annoying and unwanted hair forever? Call us at (623) 535-7050.