Guide to Laser Leg Hair Removal in Atlanta

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Published on Feb 14, 2024 By: WIFH Staff

What Patients Need to Know About Laser Leg Hair Removal

Shaving your legs can be a tedious and laborious job. On average, some people shave their legs every 2 to 3 days – especially during warmer months when your legs are more likely on display. It can be annoying and tiresome.

Laser hair removal[90] is a lasting solution for leg hair – offering 75% to 90% reduction in hair growth. Over a series of 8 sessions, the method provides a smoother appearance with minimal discomfort.

Below, we outline the essentials of getting laser removal of leg hair, the benefits, how to prepare, and what to expect during and after your treatment sessions.

How Laser Hair Removal for Legs Works

Laser hair removal for the legs uses targeted laser beams to penetrate hair follicles, preventing future growth while protecting the surrounding skin. Tailored to each individual’s skin type and hair color, the treatment is effective for a wide range of patients. The laser specifically targets the pigment within the hair follicles, making it an efficient method for reducing leg hair over time.

Who Gets Leg Hair Removal?

Anyone tired of traditional hair removal methods is an ideal candidate for laser leg hair removal. This treatment is especially beneficial for:

  • Individuals seeking smoother legs without the hassle: Enjoy long-term results without the need for daily or weekly shaving routines.
  • People with sensitive skin: Minimize skin irritation, cuts, and ingrown hairs associated with shaving or waxing.
  • Those with thick, coarse leg hair: Laser hair removal can significantly reduce and soften coarse hair, making any remaining hair less noticeable.

Benefits of Laser Leg Hair Removal vs. Traditional Methods

Opting for laser hair removal for your legs comes with several key advantages.

Smoother, Less Irritated Skin

Eliminate the risk of razor burn, cuts, and painful waxing sessions. Your skin is not under duress from constant shaving.

Spend Less Time Shaving

Beyond skin irritation, you can dramatically reduce your grooming time with long-lasting hair reduction, and you can spend that time on other activities.

Be More Confident

Hair can be a tricky thing for self-esteem. Laser leg hair removal means that you won’t need to worry about unwanted growth, knowing that your legs are smooth and hair-free.

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Preparing for Laser Leg Hair Removal

To prepare for your laser hair removal sessions, simply shave your legs the day before your appointment. This helps the laser target the pigment in the hair follicles more effectively.

Also, make sure your legs are clean and free from lotions, creams, or other products prior to treatment. These products can get into the pores, increasing the risk of side effects such as burns, blisters, or hyperpigmentation.

Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Treatment

Before undergoing laser hair removal, it’s important to follow certain guidelines to ensure both the safety and efficacy of the treatment.

Avoid any form of tanning, whether from natural sunlight, spray tans, or at-home self tanners as this can lead to hyperpigmentation and diminish the effectiveness of the laser treatment. Also, for 3 weeks before your scheduled session, refrain from tweezing, plucking, sugaring or waxing the area that will be treated.

Regarding medications, those currently taking Accutane must wait between 3 to 6 months after their last dose to reduce skin reactions such as burns, blisters, or scarring. Furthermore, if you have undergone gold injection therapy for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, you may not be eligible for laser hair removal due to the increased risk of complications.

What Leg Laser Hair Removal Feels Like

Patients often describe the sensation as a quick, light snap against the skin with minimal discomfort. This is significantly less painful than waxing – and any discomfort quickly subsides after the treatment.

Numbing creams are available for those with sensitive skin, although many patients find they don’t need the cream after experiencing their first treatment.

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Treatment Duration & Immediate Aftercare

Each laser session for the legs is quick and efficient, lasting about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the area being treated. A series of 8 sessions, spaced 6 weeks apart, is typically recommended for optimal results.

Post-treatment, patients can resume their day-to-day activities right away. To ensure the best outcome and comfort, follow these aftercare tips:

  • Soothe the Skin: WIFH provides aloe vera to reduce any redness or irritation.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Use a high-SPF sunscreen to protect the treated areas from the sun.
  • Maintain Hydration: Keep your skin hydrated by drinking water and using a gentle, scent-free moisturizer.

Risks & Side Effects

Laser leg hair removal is a safe procedure with minimal risks. Some patients may experience temporary redness or minor irritation similar to a mild sunburn, but these effects fade quickly.

Rarely, more serious side effects occur, such as temporary changes in skin pigmentation or blistering. This does not happen often, thanks to our advanced laser technology and experienced staff.

Expected Results

After completing the recommended treatment sessions, patients can expect a significant reduction in leg hair – up to 90% less hair. While it’s unlikely to achieve 100% hairlessness, the substantial decrease in hair growth leads to smoother legs and significantly reduces maintenance.

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Cost of Laser Hair Removal for the Legs

Investing in laser hair removal for your legs offers long-term savings compared to the cumulative costs of razors, waxing, or creams.

Depending on the size and area, the cost of laser leg hair removal packages range from $1,500 to $4,500. Patients can opt to have:

  • Full Legs – from hip to ankle
  • Thighs – upper leg from hip to the to knee
  • Lower Legs – knee down to the ankle
Women's PackagesPrice Includes 8-SessionsApril 40% OFF
Legs (entire)$4,816$2,408
Legs (lower)$2,984$1,790
Men's PackagesPrice Includes 8-SessionsApril 40% OFF
Legs (entire)$5,336$3,202
Legs (lower)$3,512 $2,107

Patients who choose to have laser hair treatment on other parts of their body can receive a custom discounted package. Other treatment areas include:

There are also flexible payment options available for patients. Visit our Pricing page for more information and to check out our monthly specials.

Request a Free Consultation

Ready to say goodbye to tedious leg hair grooming routines? Throw that razor in the garbage for the last time. Contact WIFH for a consultation on leg hair laser removal. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care, ensuring you achieve the results you desire. Book your complimentary consultation today and take the first step towards effortlessly smooth legs.

Regan Kudlata, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Regan Kudlata is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and a Senior Cosmetic Laser Practitioner licensed by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Regan has more than 20 years of laser experience in laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation, treatment of veins and skin lesions, IPL and SculpSure at WIFH. She also holds an advanced injector certification and has more than 18 years of experience with Botox and dermal fillers.