What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive option for permanently reducing unwanted facial and body hair. This method leaves the skin looking smooth and silky, and it can treat larger areas effectively with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Laser hair removal works by destroying hair follicles so patients can expect permanently smoother skin without irritating hair stubble or daily hair removal.
Who is a Candidate?
Men and women who have unwanted hair growth that makes them feel self-conscious or limits their ability to wear certain clothing can benefit from laser hair removal. Laser treatments can be used on the face and body. Ideal candidates will be in good health and have some contrast between the color of the hair and their skin (i.e. dark hair and light skin), as laser light is absorbed best by pigmentation. A consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or her associates can help to determine if laser hair removal treatments are a good match for you.
Laser Hair Removal
In 5 treatments, patients can see a 85% reduction in hair with laser hair removal.
At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.
Before your laser hair removal treatment, you will be given protective eyewear. Cool gel or a special cooling device will be used to protect the outer layers of the skin. Then, laser pulses will be directed at the treatment area, which will be absorbed by the pigment in the actively growing hair follicles. Most patients will need multiple laser hair removal sessions to see optimal results (usually 3-8 sessions) depending on their skin and hair type. Your specialist will discuss the best treatment plan with you prior to your first appointment.
RESULTS & RECOVERY
The laser hair removal process is minimally painful and requires almost no downtime. When the treatment is complete, patients may be given ice packs to soothe the treated areas as needed. Redness and minor skin irritation may occur, which should resolve quickly. Sunscreen must be worn on any treated areas that are exposed for any amount of time to ensure optimal results. Laser hair removal is a long-lasting treatment, so patients can enjoy their smooth skin for quite some time.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal in Reno, NV, contact our office today at 775-364-0224. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does laser hair removal work?
Yes! Laser hair removal offers permanent or long-lasting results because the treated hair follicle is destroyed by the laser, preventing future hair growth.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Your laser hair removal session will be performed by a licensed medical specialist with extensive experience in laser treatments. Laser hair removal is generally safe for most patients.
Where can laser hair removal be used?
Laser hair removal can remove unwanted body hair on the legs, arms, back, and abdomen as well as unwanted hair on facial areas like the upper lip.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of your laser treatment will depend on how many sessions are needed and the size of the treatment area. Your individual treatment plan will be discussed in greater detail at your consultation.