Compared to traditional hair removal techniques that are often uncomfortable, inconvenient and never-ending, laser hair reduction is a simple, effective and long-lasting solution to ridding yourself of unwanted face and body hair. Most laser hair reduction patients enjoy an 80 to 90 percent reduction in hair growth after the laser hair reduction procedure.
The laser hair reduction specialists at Quinn Plastic Surgery Center provide versatile and effective treatment options, based on your specific needs. Undesired hair can be removed from most parts of the body including the legs, arms, underarms, back and bikini line.
- 1 How Laser Hair Reduction Works
- 2 Areas Treatable
- 3 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Consultation
- 6 Laser Hair Reduction at Quinn Plastic Surgery
- 7 What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
- 8 Results
- 9 FAQS
- 10 How Quinn Medical Day Spa Can Benefit You
How Laser Hair Reduction Works
At Quinn Medical Day Spa, laser hair reduction technicians make use of BroadBand Light (BBL) technology to penetrate the skin’s surface and target the hair bulbs that lie just below the skin. During this hair reduction procedure, patients may experience mild discomfort similar to the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin. For the most part, however, this is an extremely gentle hair reduction treatment. Your laser hair reduction specialist will make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you.
Laser hair reduction patients experience no downtime after treatment. In most cases, more than one laser hair reduction treatment will be necessary to remove the unwanted hair. Each patient is given a complimentary consultation at our office near Kansas City, where they will learn more about how many treatments will be necessary based on factors such as hair type and the area being treated. Although occasional touch-up sessions may be necessary when the laser hair reduction series is complete, you will enjoy smooth and hairless skin for many years to come.
The hair reduction specialists at Quinn Plastic Surgery use BBL to safely eliminate hair from the:
- Bikini Line
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Quinn Plastic surgery is proud to offer laser hair removal for both men and women. BBL hair removal is a popular choice with our patients because:
- BBL is more comfortable than other laser hair removal options
- The treatment addresses future hair growth for long-lasting smooth skin
- You can treat large areas
- The treatment is safe and FDA-approved
- BBL is effective on all skin colors
- BBL technology minimizes the risk of scarring
- The treatment creates minimal pigmentation change
- The treatment is customizable
- BBL does not damage the skin
If you have body or facial hair that you are tired of shaving and waxing, you are a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal. Men and women who are interested in arm, underarm, or leg hair removal are good candidates for laser hair removal. Men who grow hair on their chest or backs can get rid of this hair with laser hair removal. We also offer both bikini line and Brazilian laser hair removal, as well as long-term facial hair reduction. If you would like to achieve smooth skin that lasts for the long-term, laser hair removal with BBL will safely and effectively halt your hair growth.
Candidates with darker hair, such as brown, black, or red hair are good candidates for laser hair removal, as are patients with blonde or lighter-colored hair. BBL is also a safe laser hair removal method for patients who have dark skin pigmentation.
Candidates will see their best results if they avoid tanning beds or sun exposure for two to four weeks before and after their laser hair removal session. This will reduce the odds of the treatment resulting in noticeable changes in skin pigmentation in the treated area.
Candidates who have been considering fighting their hair growth with methods like electrolysis or at-home laser hair removal should call Quinn Plastic Surgery to find out about more about the safest, most effective hair removal solution for them.
Hair growth comprises three phases: the active growth phase, a transitional phase, and a period of non-growth where the follicle is not present. We achieve the best results with BBL when the treatment is applied when the hair is in an active growth phase. Growth phases vary depending on where the hair is on the body. Hair thickness will also vary on a patient-to-patient basis. Considering this, patients may need three to six BBL sessions, spaced six to eight weeks apart, to fully halt their hair growth and achieve smooth, hairless skin for the long-term.
You should feel comfortable and confident before making any cosmetic decisions. We will be happy to answer any questions that you have about laser hair reduction with BBL during your private consultation at Quinn Plastic Surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. John Michael Quinn will examine the area or areas where you would like to no longer have hair growth. Based on the area(s) you would like to treat and the thickness of your hair, Dr. Quinn will discuss how many BBL sessions he anticipates you will need to undergo to address your hair growth. Once he has a good idea of your desired outcome, he will work with you to customize your hair removal treatment plan.
Laser Hair Reduction at Quinn Plastic Surgery
When you come to Quinn Plastic Surgery for your laser hair reduction session, your treatment area will be cleansed. The hair in the treatment area will be shaved and a cooling gel will be applied to the skin. A numbing topical is available to maintain patient comfort. It will take roughly 45 minutes for the anesthetic cream to take effect.
Depending on the size of the area being treated, you can receive laser hair removal with BBL in under thirty minutes! During your treatment, the BroadBand Light applicator will emit concentrated light energy to the hair follicles. The light is absorbed into the pigment of the hair, destroying the hair and the follicle. The result is smooth, hairless skin.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
All patients will receive personalized instructions for how to care for their treated area following their BBL laser hair removal procedure.
Broadband Laser Hair Removal is a popular laser reduction method because it requires almost no time off from your busy schedule. Most patients are able to return to work the day following their laser hair removal session.
Most of the hair can be wiped away from the targeted area following BBL laser hair reduction. Any remaining hair follicles will shed their hair within two weeks. The skin in the treated area may be swollen and red for up to 6 hours following the BBL session. Any post-procedure hives will go away within a few hours.
Blistering may occur over the first three days but can be improved with proper care. Pimples may also occur and should be treated will topical solutions. They will also go away within a few days. Ice, aloe vera, or vitamin E can be applied to alleviate any discomfort. Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications before or during recovery from BBL.
Do not shave the treated area for at least three days following your BBL hair removal treatment. It is important to only pat the skin dry. Do not rub or wipe the skin with a cloth, as this can irritate the treated area.
Keep alcohol consumption to a minimum before and during recovery to reduce bruising and inflammation.
You will notice smoother skin and a major reduction in hair growth within two weeks of your laser hair removal. Dr. Quinn will discuss outcomes achievable with subsequent treatments with you. To see a long-term reduction in hair growth, three to six treatment sessions are usually required. We recommend waiting six to eight weeks between BBL sessions.
Once you complete your BBL hair removal sessions, you will enjoy smooth, hairless skin for years! Results can be maintained with future treatments with BBL.
These are some of the most frequent questions our patients ask us with laser hair removal with BBL.
What does laser hair reduction feel like?
We make sure BBL hair reduction at Quinn Plastic Surgery is a comfortable experience. The sensation of the BroadBand Light energy on the skin feels similar to a mild snap with a rubber band. Patients say the sensation is tolerable, but have the option of receiving a topical anesthetic to keep them completely comfortable during their session.
Is laser hair removal bad for you?
BBL Hair removal is a safe, FDA-approved way of reducing hair on the body. There are no health risks when the procedure is performed by a medical professional like Dr. Quinn and his highly trained staff. We make sure all steps of your treatment are safe and hygienic to avoid infection or harm to your tissue. All patients will wear protective eyewear if receiving BBL hair reduction on their face to avoid any damage to the eyes.
How long do Laser Hair Removal results last?
Laser Hair Removal can achieve a long-term reduction in hair growth in the treated areas. Due to the difference in hair growth cycles and hair follicle thickness, most patients require at least three to five sessions to see long-term hair reduction. After three to five sessions, the treated area will be smooth for years! The hair follicle cells may regenerate within a few years time but can be eradicated with a touch-up session down the line.
How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?
The price of Laser Hair Removal will vary on a case-by-case basis. Pricing at Quinn Plastic Surgery will reflect the size of the treatment area, as well as the number of sessions the patient anticipates receiving. Once you complete your private consultation, you will receive an appropriate cost breakdown.
To learn more about laser hair removal near you, reach out to the helpful staff at Quinn Plastic Surgery today.