Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal is a procedure that reduces the growth of unwanted hair using specially designed lasers. In general, the effectiveness of medical lasers depends on the characteristics of the target. In hair reduction, the target is melanin. Melanin makes the hair darker. So, for effective hair reduction, lasers that are absorbed by melanin are chosen. Gray or blonde hair is usually not treatable. Our hair grows in several different stages, therefore you will need anywhere from 3 to 10 treatments depending on the area being treated. These are done in intervals of 4 to 8 weeks.
Prospective patients should avoid tanning at least two weeks prior and after a treatment. There may be mild discomfort during treatment, but most patients tolerate laser hair removal easily. Following the treatment you can return to normal activity right away, but the area may appear to be a bit red or swollen. This reaction can stay up to 48 hours. It will take up to 2 weeks for the hair to shed. Between treatments you should not tweeze or wax hair, but it is permissible to shave.
We use Inmode’s Diolze system for Laser Hair Removal. Diolaze surpasses all laser hair removal systems on the market with its power, speed and comfort. Diolaze revolutionizes the efficiency of hair removal procedures by using a larger treatment spot dimension without compromising speed or efficacy. In addition, Diolaze’s 3PC (Pre, Parallel and Post) built in cooling technology sets a new standard, with each area getting a full 3 seconds of superior cooling simultaneous with laser penetration; many patients have remarked that Diolaze is virtually painless.
Please call our office for a free complimentary skin consult to see if you are a good candidate.
Meet Dr. Schmelzer
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Schmelzer welcomes you to Selarom Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa.
Dr. Schmelzer is a board certified plastic surgeon, fellowship trained in craniofacial plastic surgery. He is dedicated to working with you to provide the most innovative yet effective surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire.