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Laser Hair Removal Atlanta


Commonly asked questions about Laser Hair Removal Atlanta

Our office uses a non-invasive intense pulse light therapy system specifically designed to eliminnate undesired hair from all parts of the body.  In general, laser hair removal Atlanta utilizes light therapy that targets the pigment in the hair. The greater the contrast between the hair and the skin color the more effective the light energy will be in destroying the follicle.. Hair has different phases of growth. Only the hair in the active phase of growth is able to be treated which is one of the reasons that multiple treatments are required. Dr. Kelley   and her Staff have special training in the treatment of skin of color. Due tot the melanin present in the skin and in the hair, special care must be taken in order to prevent pigment issues from occurring.

1.    How does the laser hair removal Atlanta work?

Laser hair removal Atlanta uses pulsed light to remove hair and impair the hair follicles ability to regrow. Not all hairs are actively growing at the same time. There are three distinct phases: Growth, regression, and resting. The Epilight system works by disabling the hair while in the active growth phase when treated. Our staff will help you develop the best program that helps meet your hair loss goals. Treatments have been proven to work best at around 4 to 8 week intervals depending on area treated.

2.    Are there any side effects?

You may experience some short-term side effects such as: Slight temporary redness, slight temporary swelling. There are no restrictions of activities after treatment. However we ask that you not tan during treatments or 1 month after, due to possible hyper pigmentation.

3.    Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal Atlanta?

The ideal candidate has dark hair and a fair to medium skin type. However, check with the nurse practitioner or trained staff to help determine if you are a good candidate for Epilight hair removal, as it can be used on most skin types. Expect to need between 3 5 treatments, depending on the area being treated.
4.    What does it feel like? Does it hurt?

Many patients state that it feels like a rubber band snapping. It is considered a very tolerable experience. We apply a cool gel before treatment to help with any discomfort.

5. How long does it take to work?

A series of 4-6 treatments is required. These treatments are spaced are different intervals in an attempt to treat the hair follicles effectively. Since all hair is not in active phase at all times, treatments need to be staggered in order to treat the dormant hairs.

6. Special considerations

Skin of color requires a spot test that needs to be checked in a week to make sure there is no hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation response. Often there is hyperpigmentation associated with hair removal process like shaving and plucking. In particular “pseudofolliculitis” asociated with ingrown hairs can cause significant discomfort, inflammation and hyperpigmentation. The laser hair removal Atlanta device used in our office helps to improve the pigment condition and even out the skin. There may be a need to use skin bleachers prior to treatment to quiet down the cells that product melanin. This will be discussed with you at your consultation.

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