Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Dr. Sarah Mess offers safe and effective permanent hair reduction in Columbia, MD. Our dual wavelength Alexandrite and NDYag laser delivers fast, safe, and effective laser hair removal for all skin types, year round, regardless of skin color or tan. If you are looking for a smooth appearance without the daily hassle of shaving, waxing, or threading then laser hair removal will have a dramatic effect on your life.
Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Lasers target the melanin inside the hair shaft. They are extremely effective on dark, course hair, but lasers will not work on blond or grey hair. Lighter skin patients typically respond better to treatment with the Alexandrite laser while NDYag offers safe and effective hair removal for darker skin tones and tan patients.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need
Laser hair removal is very effective, but don’t expect one treatment to take care of your hair. Hair grows in distinct phases, and lasers only effectively treat hair in active growth. Since only a fraction of your hair is in active growth at any one time, you will need a series of treatments spaced every six to eight weeks to achieve your hair removal goals. Most laser hair removal areas require six treatments, but some may require additional treatments.
Comfortable, Super Fast Laser Hair Removal & No Messy Gel!
We asked our patients what their ideal laser hair removal procedure would be. Obviously it has to work! But besides being effective, there were a few things we heard loud and clear.
- Comfortable Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal with older devices can be painful. Lutronic’s Clarity laser offers gentle, pain free laser hair removal on all skin types.
- Fast Hair Removal: We can treat a full back in about 10 minutes with Clarity. This makes Clarity one of the fastest laser hair removal lasers available. For patients interested in large area, multiple area, or full body laser hair removal treatments there is no better option.
- Hold The Gel Please: Clarity uses built in Cryo to enable fast, safe, and effective hair removal without messy gel. You will love Clarity laser hair removal.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
Patients should be able to return to their normal routines immediately following treatment. Patients are advised to ice the treatment area to reduce redness and mild swelling that can occur and to apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or above to protect the treated area from skin discoloration and irritation from sun exposure. Patients should not pluck, wax, or tweeze hair during laser hair removal treatments. Plucking, waxing, etc. interferes with the growth phase of the hair and will affect your outcome. Clipping or shaving are the only approved methods of hair control between treatments.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
Laser hair removal is priced based on the size of the area being treated. Small areas are $99 per treatment, medium areas are $199, medium large areas $299, and large areas range from $399 to $449 per treatment. Patients that purchase a five treatment package get the sixth treatment free. Interested in a particular area? Per treatment pricing for our most common laser hair removal areas are listed below.
$99 laser hair removal areas: Upper Lip, Chin, Sideburn, Central eyebrow, Neck (front or back)
$199 laser hair removal areas: Bikini, Under Arm, Full Face (up to 3 areas), Abdomen, Arm (lower or upper)
$299 laser hair removal areas: Brazilian bikini, lower leg, upper leg, full arm
$399 laser hair removal areas: Full back or chest
$449 laser hair removal areas: Full leg
Recover and Aftercare from Laser Hair Removal
Patients should be able to return to their normal routines immediately following treatment. Patients can ice the treatment area to reduce redness and mild swelling that can occur, and patients should apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or above to protect treated areas. Patients should not pluck, wax, or tweeze hair during laser hair removal treatments. Plucking, waxing, etc. interferes with the growth phase of the hair and will affect your outcome. Clipping or shaving are the only approved methods of hair control between treatments.
Interested in learning more about laser hair removal? Call (410) 910-2350 today for a complimentary consultation and see if laser hair removal is right for you.
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