Laser Hair Removal
Dr. Sarah Mess offers safe and effective permanent Laser Hair Removal in Columbia, MD. Our dual wavelength Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers deliver fast, safe, and effective laser hair removal for all skin types, year-round, regardless of skin color or tan.1 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.Schedule Your Consultation
- How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
- Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- Save with Laser Hair Removal Packages
- Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
- How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?
- How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
- Comfortable, Super Fast Laser Hair Removal & No Messy Gel!
- Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
- Recovery & Aftercare for Laser Hair Removal
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser Hair Removal works by using heat via a laser to target and destroy hair follicles. Because the laser responds to pigment, Laser Hair Removal is most effective on dark hair surrounded by a lighter skin tone, however, it can treat many types of hair colors and skin tones. Laser Hair Removal typically requires six to eight treatment sessions for optimal results. With each treatment session, you can expect your hair to grow back less dense and less coarse until the treated area is hair-free
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Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures due to its ability to Trusted Source Efficacy and Safety of Hair Removal with a Long-Pulsed Diode Laser Depending on the Spot Size: A Randomized, Evaluators-Blinded, Left-Right Study Annals of Dermatology Go to Source safely and permanently eliminate unwanted hair . Laser Hair Removal is a non-invasive treatment that uses highly concentrated beams of laser light to target and destroy hair follicles on almost any part of the body. If you want to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair permanently, there are many benefits to Laser Hair Removal, including:
Precise Targeting: Laser Hair Removal uses concentrated light to easily and efficiently target and destroy dark, coarse hairs without damaging surrounding skin.
Speed: Laser Hair Removal treatments utilize specialized lasers that treat multiple hairs at once in just a fraction of a second. On average, the lasers used can treat an area roughly the size of a quarter every second. Small areas, such as removing unwanted hair from your sideburns, chin, or upper lip may take a few minutes while larger areas, such as the back, stomach or legs can take 10 to 30 minutes to treat.
Effectiveness: Areas that have been treated with Laser Hair Removal hair-free for most patients within six to eight treatment sessions. The effects of Laser Hair Removal are permanent; once your hair follicles are destroyed, the hair will not grow back.
Save with Laser Hair Removal Packages
The cost of Laser Hair Removal is based on the size of the area being treated. We’ve designed Laser Hair Removal Packages for some of the most popular treatment areas to help you achieve smooth, hair-free results.
Get discounted treatment pricing with our Laser Hair Removal Packages:
Small Area Treatment Package
$600 | Upper Lip, Chin, Sideburn, Central Eyebrow, Areola, Belly Trail, Neck (front or back).
Medium Area Treatment Package
$1,200 | Lower Face, Bikini Area, Under Arm, Shoulder, 1/2 Arm
Large Area Treatment Package
$1,800 | Brazilian Bikini, Full Arm, Face
Extra Large Area Treatment Package
$2,400 | 1/2 Leg, Upper Back, Chest, Abdomen
XXL Area Treatment Package
$3,000 | Full Back, Full Leg, Chest & Abdomen
Want to combine multiple treatment areas into a full-body package? Contact us to create your customized Laser Hair Removal package today
Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Lasers target the melanin inside the hair shaft. They are extremely effective on dark, coarse hair, but lasers will not work on blonde or grey hair. Patients with lighter skin typically respond better to treatment with the Alexandrite laser while the NDYag laser 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 safe and effective, but it’s important to remember that you Trusted Source What are the steps of a laser hair removal procedure? American Society of Plastic Surgeons Go to Source need more than one treatment to permanently remove your unwanted hair. Human hair grows in three distinct cycles—active, transitional, and resting—and Laser Hair Removal can only target and destroy hair that is in the active growth stage. At any given time, only a fraction of your hair is in the active growth stage. That’s why you need multiple treatments spaced apart by a minimum of four weeks to remove all the hair from that area. On average, Laser Hair Removal treatment areas require six to eight treatments, while some require additional treatments to achieve optimal results. With that in mind, we offer custom packages along with individual pricing for maintenance treatments.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
This treatment guide outlines Laser Hair Removal Package pricing for each part of the body.
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 comfortable laser hair removal on all skin types.
Fast Hair Removal
We can treat a full back in as little as 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 treatment 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
Certain activities and products should be avoided in advance of your Laser Hair Removal treatment in order to get the best results:
DO NOT pluck, wax, or tweeze hair during Laser Hair Removal treatments as this will interfere with the growth phase of the hair and will negatively affect your outcome. Clipping or shaving are the only approved methods of hair control between treatments.
DO NOT use bronzer, tanning sprays, tinted creams and/or moisturizers for at least two weeks before your appointment.
DO NOT sit in the sun or visit tanning beds for at least two weeks before your appointment
DO NOT use any cosmetics or makeup on the day of your Laser Hair Removal appointment.
DO NOT use Retin-A or similar medications for at least one week leading up to your appointment.
DO NOT use Accutane for at least three months prior to your appointment.
Recovery & Aftercare for Laser Hair Removal
When your Laser Hair Removal treatment is complete, we’ll provide you ice packs and an anti-inflammatory cream to ease any discomfort. For several days following your Laser Hair Removal session, you may find that the treated area looks and feels like a sunburn. We recommend applying cool compresses and a moisturizer to help with any unpleasant sensations. If hair on your face was targeted, refrain from wearing makeup directly following your treatment session, for at least 12 hours. After that, makeup is permitted unless you find that your skin is blistering. It’s important to apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or above daily in the month following your Laser Hair Removal treatment to protect the treated area from skin discoloration and irritation from sun exposure. You can plan to return to your normal routine immediately following treatment. You can optimize your Laser Hair Removal treatment results by doing the following:
DO apply cool compresses to the treatment site reduce unpleasant sensations
DO apply moisturizer to the treatment site to relieve stinging or itching
DO keep skin makeup free for 12 hours following your treatment if your face was targeted
DO apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or above daily
DO cover the treated skin with protective clothing to avoid sun damage
DO return to your normal routine after your treatment
1 Annals of Dermatology. Efficacy and Safety of Hair Removal with a Long-Pulsed Diode Laser Depending on the Spot Size: A Randomized, Evaluators-Blinded, Left-Right Study. 2015 Oct; 27(5): 517–522. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4622885/. Accessed September 24, 2020.
2 Annals of Dermatology. Efficacy and Safety of Hair Removal with a Long-Pulsed Diode Laser Depending on the Spot Size: A Randomized, Evaluators-Blinded, Left-Right Study. 2015 Oct; 27(5): 517–522. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4622885/. Accessed September 24, 2020.
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the steps of a laser hair removal procedure? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/laser-hair-removal/procedure. Accessed September 24, 2020.
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