If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about areas of your body because of unwanted hair, it is time to make a change! Modern laser technologies give you the power to permanently remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal treatments at Cahaba Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama are safe and effective for removing hair follicles from their roots without harming the skin. Multiple treatments can result in permanently smooth, hairless skin. Let our specialists help you significantly reduce the amount of unwanted hair on your body!

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective modern treatment for removing unwanted hair. It is faster, more effective, and results in smoother skin and doesn’t cause stubble, bumps, shadow, or irritation that shaving can leave behind. 

The treatments work by targeting invisible laser energy at hair follicles. The laser detects melanin, or dark pigmentation, in the follicles, then applies pulses of light to the roots to destroy them. After treatment, you’ll notice a significant decrease in the amount of hair.

The best part about laser hair removal is that it’s a simple, noninvasive treatment that destroys hair follicles in minutes, which is why it’s one of the most popular and effective hair removal methods for men and women. After our laser hair removal services, you can enjoy clean, smooth skin you’ll want to show off.

Who Should Get Laser Hair Removal?

Anyone who wants to permanently reduce or remove unwanted body hair should consider laser hair removal. But more specifically, it’s ideal for people with darker hair pigmentation. People with lighter, blonde, or white hair may not find laser treatments as effective, since the lasers will not be able to detect the hair follicles. However, this treatment is safe for all skin types, skin tones, and hair colors. No matter what combination of skin tone and hair color you have, we can work with you to come up with a personalized solution. 

The only patients who might not be right for laser hair removal are those with keloid scarring or formations, excessive scarring, and poor hearing. Also, if you have tattoos in the treatment area, the laser may alter them. You cannot receive laser hair removal if the area has open sores, lesions, or infections. A specialist can help you find out if you’re an ideal candidate when you contact us for a consultation. 

Ideal for Men and Women

Some of the most popular areas for laser hair treatments for women are underarms, legs, and bikini line. Services for men often focus on the back, chest, face, and neck. And many patients, both men and women, choose full body packages. 

At Cahaba Dermatology, you will work one-on-one with a caring and experienced laser hair removal specialist to achieve the results you want. We will customize your hair removal package to suit your unique needs. We offer both individual and package pricing. 

What to Expect During Treatment

One laser hair removal session takes just under 30 minutes with no downtime. This means you could even come in for a laser treatment session during your lunch break! Before your session, you’ll work with a friendly and knowledgeable technician from Cahaba Dermatology to go over your ideal outcome. Most patients need multiple treatments (typically four to six) to maximize the results. You can schedule each treatment session 6-8 weeks apart.

Does the Procedure Hurt?

Patients who choose laser hair removal report feeling sensations in the area similar to pinpricks, especially where there is thinner skin, like the bikini line and underarm areas. Patients agree that the level of pain is significantly less than something like a traditional Brazilian wax—and the results last much longer. Icing the area before and after procedure is often helpful to minimize any discomfort. For darker skin tones, test spots are often needed to optimize your treatment.

Important things to know before treatment:

  • Please shave prior to treatment.
  • Please do not wax, pluck or bleach.
  • If you spray tan be sure that your tan has completely faded.

The Best Laser Hair Removal in Birmingham, Alabama

Our hair removal procedures will have you feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin. Schedule your appointment with one of our professionals today. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.