Laser Hair Removal in Charleston County, SC
If you are tired of shaving, waxing or plucking unwanted body hair, it may be time to consider laser hair removal at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. We are proud to offer this treatment to men and women living in Kiawah Island, Charleston, Summerville, and the nearby areas of South Carolina.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a hair reduction technique that offers results that last much longer than other hair reduction treatments. Using laser energy, we are able to target hair follicles one-by-one and heat them until they are destroyed. Once destroyed, these hair follicles can no longer produce hair growth in the future. As a result, patients can enjoy a permanent reduction in the growth of unwanted hair. At Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, we use the Palomar Icon™ Laser and the Cutera® XEO® laser for laser hair removal. With these laser treatments, we provide laser hair removal for the following treatment areas:
- Upper Lip
- Ingrown Beard Hair
- Bikini Line
- And More
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The largest benefit of laser hair removal is that it can produce a permanent reduction in the growth of unwanted body hair. With multiple treatment sessions, it is possible for patients to achieve complete and permanent hair removal in certain areas. The treatment will be customized to ensure an effective treatment for all skin types and hair types.
What is the Procedure for Laser Hair Removal?
The laser hair removal systems at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery include a cooling technology to keep the skin safe and comfortable during treatment. You may still experience some warm sensations or brief stinging sensations during the treatment process, but the treatment is well tolerated by most patients. A single laser hair removal treatment may take up to 1 hour depending on the size of the treatment area. To prepare, shave the night before treatment and avoid plucking and waxing six weeks prior.
What is the Recovery Process Following a Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
The laser hair removal treatment may cause some redness, sensitivity or similar irritation in the treatment area. Immediately following treatment, patients will need to take special care of the skin, stay out of the sun for 2 weeks and avoid the use of certain cosmetic products to ensure a smooth healing process. However, patients are generally fully recovered within two weeks of laser hair removal.
What Results Can I Expect from Laser Hair Removal?
The results from laser hair removal treatment will be visible within weeks of treatment, as hair follicles begin to shed hair in the treated areas. It is important to note, however, that the body’s hair follicles grow at different rates and in different phases. To achieve complete hair removal in a desired area and address all hair follicles, it will be necessary to receive multiple treatments. During your consultation, we will discuss the estimated number of treatments that will be necessary to achieve your desired results.
What is the Cost of Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
The total cost of your laser hair removal treatments will vary based upon how much treatment is required. During your consultation we will develop a personalized treatment plan, and you will be informed of your treatment costs and methods of payment. We are happy to accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Financing is also available so that our laser hair removal treatments are affordable to all of our patients.
Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery has offices throughout the Charleston, South Carolina area — including Summerville, Kiawah Island, and Charleston. To schedule your consultation or learn more about the treatment, please contact us today.