Laser Hair Removal

How Laser Hair Removal works

During the removal treatment, an intense, pulsating beam of light, is passed through the skin to penetrate the hair follicle. This procedure effects future hair growth.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, bikini line, and other areas.

The Lasers can selectively target unwanted hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged, and the laser can quickly treat many hairs at the same time.  Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take only an hour.

The best part, is that Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after three to six sessions.

For many years the only option for hair removal was ineffective creams, shaving, painful waxing or electrolysis.
Now, technology has evolved to include safe laser hair removal treatments that leave your skin smooth and hair free.

Laser Hair Removal Treatments are pain free and results are long lasting after multiple treatments.

Laser Hair Removal Before & After Photos

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Do I Need to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

If you are planning on visiting us for laser hair removal, you should try to limit any tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. This is because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.

It typically takes several removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.

Laser Hair Removal Costs

The cost for the removal treatments vary.  Pricing factors depend on the size of the area being treated, the time required, and the number of treatments.

While many salons may advertise cheap and discounted procedures, you may be exposing your skin to untrained or amateur technicians.  All of our laser treatments are Physician Supervised, helping you achieve quality results from licensed skin care professionals.

Please feel free to contact us by clicking HERE to schedule a free consultation to determine the best treatment for you.

All About Laser Hair Removal

Tweezing, shaving and waxing to remove unwanted hair can be painful, time-consuming and inconvenient, which is why laser hair removal remains as one of the top cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. This technique is performed at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa. It uses a highly concentrated light. This highly concentrated light is absorbed by the pigment within the hair follicles; thus, destroying the hair follicles.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in Baton Rouge

Speed

One pulse of the laser only takes a fraction of a second. Each pulse treats many hairs simultaneously: Every second, an area that is roughly the size of a quarter can be treated. Therefore, at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, a small area (such as the chin or upper lip) can be treated in under a minute; whereas, larger areas (legs or back) can take up to an hour.

Precision

The lasers used at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge can selectively target course, dark hairs, leaving the skin surrounding them undamaged.

Predictable Results

The majority of patients attain permanent loss of the targeted hair after as few as three to seven sessions.

Reasons People in Baton Rouge Choose Hair Removal at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa

The laser hair removal procedures offered by The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge can successfully eliminate unwanted hair from various parts of the body, including, the:

  • Face
  • Eyebrows
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal Treatment in Baton Rouge

For six weeks before your treatment at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, limit waxing, plucking and electrolysis on the areas to be treated. This is essential as the laser targets the roots of the hair. While plucking or waxing unwanted hairs, these actions temporarily remove the hairs’ roots.

Sun exposure also needs to be avoided for approximately six weeks before and after your treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of laser hair removal and can increase the likelihood of complications following treatment.

What to Expect During Your Hair Removal Treatment in Baton Rouge

Just prior to your procedure, the hair undergoing treatment is trimmed to just a few millimeters above the surface of your skin. The laser hair removal equipment is adjusted based on the thickness, color and location of the hair being treated. Another important factor addressed when adjusting the equipment is the pigmentation of your skin.

Eye protection for you and your technician is essential and the type of protection necessary depends on the laser or light source being used to complete your treatment. In addition, the outer layers of your skin are protected with a special cooling device or a cold gel, which assists the light in penetrating the skin.

Your technician will activate the laser, giving a pulse of light to the area being treated. For several minutes, your technician will watch the area to ensure the most effective settings are being used.

Following your treatment in Baton Rouge, you may receive anti-inflammatory lotions or creams, ice packs or cold water. These items are used as a means to ease any discomfort you feel following your hair removal treatment.

Prior to leaving The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa, you should schedule your next hair removal treatment. You will return in four to six weeks and continue having hair removal treatments until the hair in the treated areas stops growing.

Recovering from Laser Hair Removal in Baton Rouge

Over the next 30 days, the treated hair will begin falling out.

What to expect during your recovery:

  • For a couple of days following your laser hair removal treatment, the areas treated will look and feel like a sunburn.
  • You can apply the moisturizers you received at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa, as well as cool compresses to relieve discomfort.
  • If your face was the treatment area, as long as the skin on your face is not blistering, you can wear makeup the day after your laser hair removal treatment.
  • Wear sunscreen for at least a month following your laser hair removal in Baton Rouge. This helps prevent temporary changes in the pigmentation of the skin in the treatment areas.

Side Effects Are Minimal

Blisters are a rarity; however, individuals who have darker complexions are more likely to experience this side effect.

Other possible side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Scarring (permanent scarring or changes in skin pigmentation are extremely rare)

If you have unwanted hair that you would like to eliminate permanently, contact The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa and schedule your appointment today.