Laser Hair Removal - Tupelo, MS Specialist – Dr. Alan Pritchard
Whether you're simply tired of shaving, have thick, unruly hair or want to get rid of ingrown hairs, laser hair removal is an ideal way to permanently reduce hair on nearly any part of your face or body. Many patients seek laser hair removal to reduce hair on the chin, cheeks, upper lip, legs, back, underarms, chest, stomach or bikini area.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?
Patients with dark hair and fair skin are typically the best candidates for laser hair removal, however new laser technology has made laser hair removal safer and more effective for patients with darker skin tones as well. Laser hair removal is not effective for reducing blonde, red or gray hair because the lasers are designed to target the pigment in hair follicles, so this treatment is best for patients with shades of brown or black hair.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Immediately prior to laser hair removal sessions, you may be asked to shave the area you are having treated to increase effectiveness, however it is important not to wax or epilate hair in the treatment area. During treatment, patients are fitted with eye protection and a beam of laser light is passed over the treatment area(s). Laser hair removal is performed in a series of treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart in order to target hair in various stages of the growth cycle. It usually takes about 6-8 laser hair removal treatments to achieve comprehensive and permanent hair reduction results.
Laser Hair Removal Side Effects
Laser hair removal is an extremely safe and effective procedure, however side effects, such as burns or skin pigmentation changes are possible, especially if laser hair removal is performed by an unqualified practitioner or with the wrong laser device for your skin type. Dr. Pritchard and his well-trained staff are highly experienced with laser treatments of all kinds and rarely see any adverse effects from laser hair removal.