Laser hair removal is ideal for those who wish to eliminate unwanted body hair without spending the time and money waxing, bleaching, shaving and tweezing. Dr. Michael Hueneke, a board-certified plastic surgeon, can use his medical expertise to remove unsightly hair so that you feel more self-confident. Laser hair removal is available to patients in Hendersonville, Nashville, Smyrna, Brentwood, Franklin, and other areas in Tennessee.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal involves focusing beams of pulsating light through layers of skin. The light destroys the hair follicles at its core, permanently stopping hair growth. After a few laser hair removal treatments, the hair follicle is no longer able to produce hair. Because the laser removal process eliminates the need to undergo painful and costly treatments, it has increased in popularity as a long-term hair removal solution.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- Consistent Results and High-Patient Satisfaction: The success rates, simple process and the technological advances that make laser hair removal available to a variety of skin and hair types makes this one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.
- Permanent Results: It only takes a few treatments, between 3 and 8, for patients to see permanent hair removal results. The number of visits needed depends on the amount and location of the hair.
- Long-Term Investment That Pays Off: The cost and time involved in laser hair removal are well worth it. You will save money in the long run by eliminating the costs associated with the purchase of hair removal products. You will also save time by crossing hair removal off the list of grooming activities
- Quick and Precise Treatments: The advanced hair removal lasers let physicians precisely target areas where hair growth is problematic. The new technology also reduces the time the treatments require.
Dr. Hueneke offers the latest technology in laser hair removal, eVo-Velocity. This advanced hair removal system utilizes a constant application of light for quick and successful removal. Past hair removal systems emitted laser light using a pulse method, which was often painful. Approved by the FDA, eVo-Velocity is comfortable and requires no numbing cream – many patients report feeling a warm sensation.
What is the Procedure for Laser Hair Removal?
Before the treatment begins, the hair in the treatment area is trimmed to a few millimeters in length. To protect your eyes, you are given protective eyewear. A cold gel or cooling device is applied to the treatment area to prevent damage to the skin. An area of your skin is tested to ensure that you will not have an adverse reaction to the process. The Lumenis Hair Removal Diode, one the quickest and most advanced hair removal systems, is used to remove the hair. Dr. Hueneke will remove the hair one small section at a time. After your initial treatment, you will need to repeat the treatments every 4 to 8 weeks. The total sessions needed to permanently remove the hair is around 3 to 8.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
At your consultation, you will receive instructions that outline how to prepare for your laser hair removal procedure. You will be advised not to wax, shave, pluck or agitate the skin of the treatment area for at least six weeks prior to the procedure. When you go outside, you will need to wear sunscreen, it is important that you try to avoid exposure to the sun for six weeks before the procedure. Dr. Hueneke may also tell you to stop taking anti-inflammatory supplements or medications such as Aspirin before and after the treatment.
Laser Hair Removal Aftercare
After your laser hair treatment, you should stay out of the sun for six weeks. When you do go outside, use sunscreen to prevent skin damage. For the first few treatments, it is normal to see hair grow and fall out. This pattern is the result of the hair follicles losing the ability to produce hair. Some patients experience a little redness and discomfort. The discomfort will feel similar to a minor sunburn and last for a couple of days. You might receive an ointment to apply to the treated area to increase your comfort. The post-care instructions are customized to fit your needs. You will be given these instructions before the hair removal procedure.
Once you notice new hairs growing back, it is important you do not pluck or wax them. In order for laser hair removal to become effective, you must allow the hair follicle to fall out naturally on its own. As such, tweezing and waxing will only hinder the process. Shaving is fine in most cases; however, if your next appointment is only a few days out, Dr. Hueneke may ask you to skip doing so.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?
The Lumenis Diode is the world’s most advanced laser hair removal technology. The newer innovations make laser hair removal available to more people than ever before. The Lumenis Diode is fast and can remove hair from people with a variety of skin types, hair textures, and skin tones. If you no longer want to spend money on waxing or bleaching, nor wish to see razor bumps and ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is the right solution for you. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Hueneke to discuss your hair removal goals. The advanced hair removal technology means no longer letting unwanted hair limit how you dress and affect your self-esteem.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
There is no set cost for laser hair removal treatments. The cost of laser hair removal depends on a variety of factors that includes the size of the treatment area, your hair type and how many treatment sessions you need. Your in-office consultation will help give you a more accurate estimation of the procedure’s costs. We offer financing through American Healthcare Lending®, CareCredit® and Medical Financing to help you pay for the treatment.
What to Expect During Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation
Many patients worry that doctors who perform cosmetic procedures do not consider the needs of the patient. This is not the case with Dr. Hueneke. Dr. Hueneke takes the time to listen to your expectations of the hair removal treatment. At your initial consultation, your medical history will be discussed. The doctor will also examine the treatment area. Dr. Hueneke cares about your needs and will design the treatment specifically for you. At your appointment, you should mention if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking any type of medications or suffer from allergies. Also, arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment to fill out any forms.
Dr. Michael Hueneke offers laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation to patients across Tennessee including: Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Lebanon. If you are frustrated with constantly needing to shave and wax, schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Affiliates to find out more about laser hair removal. Contact Dr. Michael Hueneke today to schedule your free consultation!