Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal

Tired of spending time every day shaving? Dreading that waxing appointment? We feel you, and luckily we have a solution – laser hair removal. If you’re considering permanent hair removal for your legs, underarms, bikini area or face, read our guide below to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know!

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

While technologies differ when it comes to laser hair removal, the process is the same. Lasers are used to emit light into the skin and are absorbed by the melanin of the hair follicles. The pigment absorbs the light energy, effectively destroying the hair and preventing future growth.

At Augusta Plastic Surgery, we use a Triton machine to perform treatments. Triton is the only hair removal option that combines two wavelengths in one platform to address all skin types and tones. This combination of wavelengths addresses hair removal at different stages of the hair growth cycle, meaning that deep hairs can be treated at the same time as newly emerging follicles. Thus, patients can see greater results in fewer sessions.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

While it’s normal to experience minor discomfort during sessions, most patients describe treatments as far less painful than waxing. Think of it as a rubber band snapping against your skin. A cooling mechanism is used that provides a cooling sensation before, during and after the laser is fired, making treatments comfortable and tolerable.

Is Laser Hair Removal Expensive?

At Augusta Plastic Surgery, full laser hair removal treatments run between $500–$3500 depending on the size and area being treated. However, when you take into account the cost of razors, waxing and time, it really is an investment!

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Do I Need?

Typically, patients will need about 4-8 laser treatments in order to completely get rid of hair. You’ll notice that hair grows back slower after each session. Our Titron technology will also increase the chance that you will need fewer sessions when compared with other technologies.

How Do I Get The Best Results From Laser Hair Removal?

We recommend that our clients shave 24 hours before receiving treatment. Laser hair removal works by targeting the roots, so avoid waxing or plucking 6 weeks before your treatment. It’s also advised that you avoid tanning before and after your treatment as it can make the skin more sensitive.
Want to learn more and see if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal? Call us at 706-724-5611 or sign-up online for a consultation!

Watch our laser hair removal demo and interview with The Dish on 6 to learn more!

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