Why Laser Hair Removal?
On average, Americans spend 38 minutes a day grooming. Annualize this time and you spend over 230 hours a year, waxing, shaving, plucking and otherwise primping. Imagine what you could do with that saved time: exercise, spend more time with family, write a memoir or just relax.
Patients having their faces treated should expect to need 2-3 touch-up treatments each year to maintain their results after completing their 8-session package. The reason for this is because facial hair is hormonally driven. For more information visit our page on laser hair removal for the face.
Laser Hair Removal can give you that time back. Stop spending countless hours removing your unwanted hair. Laser Hair Removal offers a permanent way to get rid of your unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body. It’s safe (for all skin types), fast and effective for both men and women. Dr. Kulkin and his team of licensed laser practitioners have performed over 650,000 laser hair removal procedures in our office.
Laser Hair Removal Results
The results we achieve for laser hair removal have become an industry standard. The research done by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery agree; that patients need in excess of 6 to 9 laser hair removal treatments to achieve the best results. After completing 8 sessions our patients typically see anywhere from a 75% to a 90% permanent hair reduction in the area that is treated. Permanent meaning that hair will not grow back.
The 10% to 25% of hair that could possibly remain is much different from the hair that you begin with. Those hair follicles that are not completely destroyed are at least damaged, and by damaged we mean the follicle has shrunk in size, so the hair that it can produce is much finer, it appears lighter in color and it grows back very slowly, making maintenance very easy.
Although you will need to come in for 8 laser hair removal sessions, you will see a reduction after each and every treatment; you will start enjoying having less hair immediately.
About the Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Getting Laser Hair Removal in Atlanta
We start by bringing you in for a complimentary, no obligation consultation. This is an opportunity for you to meet with one of our laser practitioners to discuss the procedure, expectations and realistic outcomes.
Because most people have been considering laser hair removal for a long time many patients start treatment the day of their consultation. If you would like to begin treatment following your consultation, simply let us know so that we can schedule the appropriate amount of time. We will also advise you on how to prepare. Treatment times can vary anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the area of the body being treated. An upper lip will take approximately 5 minutes to treat, where as a larger area, like full legs; will take approximately 60 minutes.
Body Parts We Can Perform Laser Hair Removal On
We can safely and effectively perform procedures on most of the areas of the body, including:
We can also customize a package specifically for your needs.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
We ask that you prep by shaving the area prior to treatment; this can be done the day of or the day before. Unlike waxing, surface hair is not needed for laser hair removal. Laser energy is heat energy and is attracted to the color found in the hair. An example of how this works can be felt when you wear a dark shirt and stand in the sun. Your dark shirt absorbs the heat of the sun and in turn makes you very warm, very fast. Atlanta Laser hair removal at WIFH works by the same principle.
The color found in your hair absorbs the heat. Through this absorption the laser energy enters the hair follicle destroying its ability to produce hair. So, while it is called laser hair removal, you see we aren’t actually removing hair, we are permanently reducing your number of hair follicles and their ability to produce hair. As a result, the process should really be called laser hair reduction.
Number of Laser Treatments You’ll Need
Since 2002, all of our laser hair removal Atlanta packages have included 8-sessions. The treatments are done at 6 week intervals. Some believe lasers can only effect those follicles in the active growth phase. That is the reason that we perform laser hair removal over 8 sessions, so that each follicle is treated multiple times. A single laser pulse treats hundreds of hair follicles in a fraction of a second, which means that a visit to our office for a laser hair removal takes just a few minutes out of your busy day.