Laser hair removal is a fast, effective procedure that targets and removes the darker pigment in hair follicles, causing these follicles to fall out, leaving behind smoother skin. With consistent treatments, hair follicles eventually stop growing back, leading to results that last forever.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
At Levy Dermatology, we use the BBL™ Sciton laser for superior results. The BBL™ Sciton laser emits several waves of intense pulsed light to the treatment area. As darker hair follicles absorb the light energy from the laser they eventually become overheated and fall out. BBL™ Sciton laser treatments interrupt the normal hair growth cycle, which helps lengthen the amount of time between treatments.
Laser hair removal delivers excellent results in less time. During the procedure, your aesthetician will use the BBL™ Sciton laser to target your desired treatment area. Smaller treatment areas (like the upper lip) take less than 10 minutes to treat, while larger body parts may require 30-45 minutes.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?
Patients who have undergone laser hair removal with the BBL™ Laser have often compared the feeling to a rubber band snapping against the skin or a heating sensation. However, topical numbing agents can be applied to help maintain comfort throughout the procedure.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the treatment area. For optimal results, 6 treatments performed every 6 weeks are recommended.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Final results can be visible after a series of treatments; however, patients will notice that there’s little need to shave between treatments. There’s no downtime after laser hair removal. Patients can expect slight redness after the procedure, which resolves itself about a week later.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
The best laser hair removal candidates are those who have thicker, darker-looking hair, as this type of hair follicle absorbs intense pulsed light the best. The BBL™ Sciton laser can be performed on any area of the body with unwanted hair.
To learn more about Laser Hair Removal, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown, Collierville & Jackson, TN areas.