October is the season for scary costumes, trick-or-treating, and haunted houses. While it’s fun to be scared on Halloween, unwanted hair is scary in a whole different way. Stubborn hair on your face or body can be frustrating and make you feel embarrassed to show off your skin.
If you’re annoyed by unwanted hair, it’s time to learn more about laser hair removal — one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today. It’s a noninvasive treatment that reduces or even eliminates unwanted hair almost anywhere on the body.
For the best in laser hair removal, come to Jay Michael Trussler, DO. Call one of our two convenient office locations in Manchester and Monteagle, Tennessee, or book an appointment online today and start doing something about that scary, unwanted hair.
Hair grows in follicles in your skin. When you shave or pluck hair, you remove the hair itself, but the follicle isn’t damaged. Laser hair removal uses laser energy to damage the follicle and reduce unwanted hair growth.
At our practice, Dr. Trussler uses the Icon™ laser for hair removal. The Icon is a flexible system that gives us the power to customize your laser hair removal. We select a handpiece to treat your unwanted hair, and heat from the laser targets each follicle in the treatment area.
Heat damage leaves the follicle unable to produce the proteins hair needs to grow. The result is finer, less dense hair over time. Hair grows in cycles, so you can expect to have multiple laser treatment sessions to capture different follicles as they reach the growth stage.
Most patients describe laser hair removal as a painless tingling or snapping sensation. Laser hair treatment sessions usually take up to 60 minutes, depending on your treatment area. For small areas, such as the upper lip, treatment can take as little as five minutes.
If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, tweezing, or bleaching, laser hair removal tackles hair at the follicle to reduce growth. We can help you decide if laser hair removal is a good option for you.
The Icon laser works on all skin tones and most hair colors. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Trussler will evaluate your skin and hair to determine the best treatment options for you.
We regularly see patients who want to remove hair on their:
The number of treatment sessions we recommend depends on your treatment area. Most patients see the best results with 3-6 sessions. After treatment, you’ll notice thinner, finer hair.
Most patients experience no downtime with laser hair removal. Skin might be red immediately following treatment, but side effects fade quickly. Over time, hair virtually disappears, and you’ll discover a newfound confidence in your skin.
Ready to leave the scary stuff to Halloween and get rid of your unwanted hair? Call our office, send us a message here on our website, or use the convenient Request Appointment button to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal today.