Laser Hair Removal

Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine

Aesthetic Clinic & Medical Spa located in Dothan, AL

If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and tweezing unwanted hair, you’re not alone. That’s why laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. To help you get smoother skin quickly and painlessly, Gregory Thompson, DO, and the aesthetics team at Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine in Dothan, Alabama, offer laser hair removal using one of the most advanced laser systems available. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that gets rid of unwanted hair. The laser emits a concentrated beam of energy that targets the hair follicle under your skin and destroys it, so it no longer grows hair. 

The laser hair removal system at Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine, DiolazeXL, is gentle and can safely remove hair from many areas of the body, including:

  • Bikini
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Stomach
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Sideburns

DiolazeXL has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, which allows Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine to provide quick and convenient treatments.

What do I need to do to prepare for laser hair removal?

Your laser hair removal specialist provides specific instructions on what you need to do to prepare for treatment. 

Because the laser energy focuses on destroying the hair follicle, you may be advised to stop plucking and waxing your hair for up to six weeks prior to your treatment, so you get the most effective results. You may also be advised to avoid sun exposure and the use of tanning sprays and lotions. 

What can I expect during laser hair removal treatment?

Laser hair removal treatment takes place in the comfortable Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine office. Treatment time varies depending on the size of the treatment area and may range from a few minutes to an hour. 

You should feel very little pain, if any at all, during laser hair removal. The laser your practitioner uses has a built-in cooling surface that makes treatment more comfortable than other devices. 

After laser hair removal, you may notice some redness in the treatment area, but these side effects should disappear within a day or two. Your practitioner will recommend you apply sunblock daily for up to a month to protect your sensitive skin.

How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?

Your Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine practitioner determines how many laser hair removal treatments you need during your initial consultation. 

While you may notice a reduction in hair after your first session, to get the best results, you may need four to six sessions, depending on your hair color, hair type, body area, and skin tone. 

To schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal, call Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine or request an appointment online today.