Laser Hair Removal
No Long Term - Expensive Contracts - Just Pay for Treatments as You Receive Them
If you're not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. Highly concentrated light is directed into hair follicles. Color at the base of the follicle absorbs the light energy and destroys the site of hair growth.
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Precision, Speed and Predictability
Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to six sessions.
Each treatment will cost between $100-200 depending upon the size of the area being treated. Medical insurance does not cover the cost of laser hair removal. DPC members receive a 40% discount on each treatment.
Each area being treated will require 3-6 sessions to obtain the best results. Each session will require 4-8 weeks between individual treatments to allow for hair growth. Not all hair follicles are in an active growth cycle at all times.
Risks of side effects vary with skin type, hair color, treatment plan and adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment care. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include skin irritation and pigment changes. Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.
Laser hair removal isn't recommended for eyelids or eyebrows due to the possibility of eye injury.
Dr. Schrock will direct your treatment plan. He has been providing care as a physician for over 20 years and has more than 4 years of laser hair removal experience. He leads each session and performs most of them individually.