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Laser Hair Removal

Starkey Medical Esthetics

Michele Meinhart, FNP

Aesthetics & Dermatology located in Salem, VA

Imagine a future where you have smooth, hairless skin all the time, without needing to lift a finger to remove any unwanted hair. Achieving freedom from waxing, epilating, and shaving is now possible under the expert supervision of Michele Meinhart, FNP, at Starkey Medical Esthetics. Michele and her team provide safe and effective laser hair removal services that rid you of the burden of regular hair removal methods for good. Call the clinic today to find out more.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Lasers are a light-based technology that make use of the power of light to destroy specific cells in the body. In the case of hair removal, the laser light beam targets the hair follicles in your skin where your hair grows. The light beam destroys the pigment cells within the follicle, which kills the follicle and removes your skin’s ability to grow new hair.

How many treatments would I need?

Most patients require between four and six treatment sessions, spaced at four to six-week intervals to ensure permanent destruction of all the hair follicles in the target area.

You should see hairs coming out following your first session, and within three sessions, there’ll be a noticeable reduction of hair in the treated area. Providing you complete the recommended course of treatments the area benefits from permanent hair reduction.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

There’s no manual pulling of hair from the roots as there is in waxing and epilating treatments, so you don’t need to worry about the pain associated with those methods of hair removal.

When the laser is active, you’ll feel some warmth, but you won’t feel pain, just a slight tingling sensation. A layer of cooling gel protects your skin during the treatment, so even though the laser is using heat to destroy the hair follicles, you won’t feel more than a little warmth.

When your laser hair removal session is over, your skin may look a little reddened and feel like you’ve spent an afternoon in the sun, but this is normal and should disappear within a few days. You don’t need any recovery time after laser hair removal treatment; just carry on with the rest of your day as you usually would.

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal treatments?

Laser hair removal technology has undergone extensive testing to ensure its safety, and the FDA approves it for cosmetic use. In the hands of the experts at Starkey Medical Esthetics, you can rest assured your practitioner is fully trained and certified in using laser technology for hair removal.

To experience the benefits of laser hair removal and be free of the hassle and pain of shaving, waxing, epilating, or using depilatory creams forever, call Starkey Medical Esthetics today.