When shaving, plucking, and tweezing becomes tedious, laser hair removal may be the ideal solution. At Alta Vista Dermatology, we offer effective laser hair removal treatments to the men and women living in Denver and Highlands Ranch, CO.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is an advanced cosmetic technique that uses carefully controlled light energy to destroy the hair follicles and prevent future hair growth. Women often seek treatment to have hair removed from their legs, underarms, and bikini line. Men often have hair removed from their chest and back. Although beauty salons and spas may offer laser hair removal, it is important to seek safe and effective treatment from board-certified medical professionals. At Alta Vista Dermatology, we have a team of board-certified professionals who perform or supervise all of our treatments. Before meeting with one of our doctors for a consultation, we recommend considering the areas of the body that may bother you the most. During your consultation, we will examine these areas and determine if laser hair removal is right for you.
How is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
At Alta Vista Dermatology, we use the Sciton BBL laser for laser hair removal. This treatment can be customized for each patient to treat varying lengths and colors of hair. This gentle treatment, in combination with the BBL cooling component, contributes to a comfortable treatment experience. If you are concerned about discomfort, we can apply a topical anesthetic before your treatment. The BBL handpiece is then placed on the skin, where it will emit controlled pulses of light. This process destroys the entire follicle and germinative cells while the surrounding healthy tissue is preserved.
What Can I Expect After Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a fairly straightforward treatment that doesn’t require any significant downtime. Most of the hairs treated wipe off immediately, and the remaining hair should fall out over the weeks following treatment. You may experience redness, swelling, or blistering following your treatment, but this should fade on its own within a day or two. Your skin will also be sensitive during this time, so it is important to take the necessary safety precautions if the treated areas are going to be exposed to sunlight.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Are Necessary?
Laser hair removal usually requires at least four to six treatment sessions spaced four to eight weeks apart. These treatments can vary in length from a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Touch-ups may be required after your initial treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction. For maximum efficacy, treated hair should be dark versus gray.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
To determine the exact cost of your laser hair removal, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our office. During your consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique needs and produce the best results possible. At that point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. To help make our services affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing through CareCredit®. We also accept cash, checks and major credit cards.
If you are considering laser hair removal at Alta Vista Dermatology, contact us today to schedule your consultation. We offer laser hair removal and other advanced cosmetic treatments to the residents of Highlands Ranch, Denver, and the neighboring Colorado communities.
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