The majority of women, as well as some men, have unwanted or excess hair on some area of their body. For those who are frustrated with the often painful and cumbersome tasks of shaving, tweezing, and waxing, laser hair removal using intense pulsed light (IPL) and Diode Laser Technology is a permanent and easy solution. Patients who experience the best results with laser hair removal often have lighter skin with dark hair, but this treatment can also be effective on many different skin and hair tones. Dr. Hiatt can help determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment during your consultation at his Mesa, Arizona plastic surgery practice.
Advantages of Cosmetic Laser Hair Removal
Minimal Pain – A topical anesthetic is applied to minimize pain. Most patients experience a slight stinging sensation that feels much like a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Permanent – If the patient’s hair is receptive to the laser treatment, results will be permanent; the responding hair follicles often never grow hair again.
Efficient – Unlike electrolysis, which targets one hair follicle at a time, IPL can treat a larger area at one time. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, one session can take as few as 15 minutes.
Why would I need more than one treatment?
There are three growth stages of hair:
Anagen – the active growth stage
Catagen – the falling out stage
Telogen – the resting stage
In order for laser hair removal to be effective, the hair must be in the anagen stage of active hair growth. Since about 85 percent of all the hair on the body will be in this stage at one time, there is no way for the laser to remove 100 percent of the hair in one treatment. Although some patients are happy with the reduced amount of hair they achieved with only one treatment, most usually see the best results following three treatments.
Why choose Dr. Hiatt?
Dr. Hiatt’s Mesa, Arizona office was the first in the area to use Diode Laser Technology for laser hair removal. Dr. Hiatt’s laser technician, Lindalee Clement, has special advanced training with this technology, and she has taught other laser technicians how to provide the best and safest treatment experience. Many satisfied patients leave our office with the assurance that they will never have to shave, wax, or tweeze their unwanted hair again.
If you are interested in laser hair removal in the areas of Chandler and Mesa, AZ, please schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Karl Hiatt by calling (480) 844-1410. You may also fill out our online contact form for more information.