Dermatology Associates P.A. | Greenville, SC
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Laser Hair Removal Experts! (864) 210-1137

Having to shave all the time can really be time consuming, and a real hassle if you have sensitive skin, for both men and women. Everyone who has dealt with having to take care of their unwanted hair everyday can become frustrated with the current techniques of shaving all the time, or turning to expensive creams. Most of the time all the alternatives to shaving can be very uncomfortable, and in some cases with creams can be very irritable. One thing that is common with all these techniques is that they do not last very long. Laser hair removal (LHR) is a great alternative these days to the traditional methods of hair removal, because it is quick and lasts for ever. Our physicians are board certified and are on site to supervise your treatments, so rest assured that your skin care is our top priority.

Laser Derm SC
28 Medical Ridge Dr. Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 210-1137

Are there side affects?

There are a few minor side affects. However, most of the side effects are temporary and can be prevented with proper before and after care. Our highly trained professionals only use machines that have been approved by the FDA as safe to use, and they are some of the best machines on the market today. If you have sensitive skin, you might experience minor reactions like redness and follicular edema (this is like goose bumps). All these temporary reactions are just that, temporary, and they will go away before you even realize what happened.

Should this procedure be done by professionals?

Yes, this procedure should not only be performed by a professional, but also under the direction of a physician. We ensure that all of our treatments are done by professionals, with certified training. When you come to our office, you will not only be in the hands of a licensed technician but also under the supervision Underarm Laser-Hair-Removalof a Board Certified Dermatologist. We feel like this is critical, because we not only want you to be happy with your hair loss goals but also with the care of your skin.

LHR is an extremely effective treatment most patients experience 90-95% permanent reduction. Once you decide on a package plan deal we suggest that you commit to 6-8 treatment to achieve a permanent hair reduction. 

How does it work?

Before you come to our facility, you should shave the area that you want to be treated. We are going to use a cooling device or apply special gel that will help to protect the outer layer of the skin, covering the area that is going to be treated. We will then beam light on that area and calibrate the best setting based on how the beam of light interacts with you hair follicles. This process also helps our technicians to calibrate all the settings so that they can achieve the best results. Surprisingly the procedure is very quick, most patients do not even realize that the procedure is even over, or over so quickly especially on small areas.

Here are a few comparisons with current hair removal methods

Shaving: This technique simply cuts the hair on the surface of the skin. The tried and true form of hair removal that everyone should be familiar with. The hair that grows after shaving is not tapped and may feel thicker and rough. Once the hair has been shaved as it comes back in it can give the appearance of what is known as a 5 o’clock shadow – not too attractive. Shaving can also cause ingrown hairs and skin irritation if not performed properly.

Waxing: It might feel nice and warm when it is applied to the skin, but after that…. The wax is left for sometime and then pulled in the opposite direction! Ouch!! This in turn pulls out hair along with its root. Waxing can be very painful since it literally pulls out the hair. This technique can lead to ingrown hairs just like shaving and can be really painful. It does not provide a permanent solution to your unwanted hair problem, but the memory will last for awhile.

Electrolysis: A fine electrode is used to get rid of the hair follicle using electric current. This method is suitable for small areas. Since each hair follicle is removed at a time, it can be a time consuming process.

Depilatory creams: These are creams that contain chemicals that weaken the root of hair. This makes it possible for the hair to be easily removed using a cloth. You don’t need any professional help when using depilatory creams. However, these creams contain chemicals that can really damage your skin if used for a long time. This hair removal method can also promote ingrown hair, if you are starting to notice a trend, most of these alternative hair removal methods can cause ingrown hairs..ouch.

The shortcoming of all the other hair removal methods is what makes laser hair removal the ideal choice for people who want to get rid of hair from any part of the body. The laser does not cause any damage to the skin and it is suitable even to people with very sensitive skin. It can be dangerous to perform LHR with at home devices that claim to do just as good as the expensive machines in the clinic. Patients should be monitored by a physician so that all the proper precautions are taken and your skin will thank you for making the right decision.

Would you like to know the cost of our package deals? (864)-210-1137 

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We offer package treatments at an affordable cost. Although some options seem expensive up front over most of the methods mentioned above, it is something that is worth it in the long run. It is growing as one of the most popular ways of removing unwanted hair today. So give us a call and we will schedule an appointment for you to come in and discuss your hair removal needs.