Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal is an effective, long-lasting solution for unwanted hair on the face and body. Dr. Ben Light offers the procedure with the GentleLASE, one of the most advanced laser systems on the market.

Skip the hassle of shaving or waxing and enjoy silky smooth legs, underarms, and pubic areas. Schedule your consultation by calling our office at (866) 239-FACE.

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Unlike facelift surgery or rhinoplasty, laser hair removal is completely non-surgical. The treatment takes place at our office in a treatment room. General anesthesia and sedation are unnecessary.

During the procedure, we use a handheld device to move the laser beam over the targeted treatment area. Treatment is most effective when hair is in the anagen or growth phase, and we schedule sessions four to eight weeks apart to coincide with this stage of the hair growth cycle. Commonly treated areas include the upper lip, chin, bikini area, and legs. It’s possible to address multiple areas during the same appointment. The number of necessary treatments depends on the color, coarseness, and amount of desired hair removal. Optimal results may take as many as seven treatments with annual touchups.

Dr. Ben Light, M.D.

If you have unwanted hair on the face or body, laser hair removal can result in a beautiful, smooth appearance. Laser hair removal is safe and painless and much more effective than traditional hair removal techniques.

—Dr. Ben Light, M.D.

Laser Hair Reduction Benefits

Patients enjoy the reduction of unwanted or excessive hair. The procedure is safe and painless and much more effective than traditional hair removal techniques. If you have unwanted hair on the face or body, laser hair reduction can result in a beautiful, smooth appearance.

Recovery from Laser Hair Removal in North Alabama

Side effects can include mild redness and swelling, but these usually subside within 24 hours. When performed by qualified medical professionals, laser hair reduction is extremely safe and does not require patients to miss any time from work.

Why Choose Dr. Light For Your Laser Hair Removal in North Alabama?

The laser center at Dr. Light’s practice is staffed by a registered nurse who practices in accordance with a standardized laser treatment procedure approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Dr. Light and our entire staff prioritize patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. We use state-of-the-art technology, including the GentleLASE alexandrite laser, to achieve optimal results.

(Photo: Lauren Sharp, RN performing the laser hair removal procedure on a patient.)

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal in Decatur, AL

Are Results Permanent?

The results last much longer than shaving or waxing. The powerful laser destroys the hair follicle. For many hair follicles, this is permanent, and the hair will not return. Some hair may regenerate, but regrowth is usually much finer and lighter than your natural hair. Many of our patients enjoy near-permanent results from their treatment. To ensure your results last, we recommend an annual touch-up treatment as needed.

Does it work on All Hair Colors?

The laser we use targets melanin, the pigment that makes hair dark. It works best on darker hair colors. Patients with light blonde, red, or gray hair may not experience the stunning results that many patients with darker hair receive after laser hair removal. Come in for a consultation, and we’ll help you decide if you’re a good candidate for treatment.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Anywhere you have unwanted hair! We use our GentleLASE laser to remove hair from the face, underarms, back, chest, arms, bikini area, and legs.

Is GentleLASE Safe on Dark Skin Tones?

The GentleLASE laser works best on patients with light to medium skin tones. Since the laser targets melanin, the pigment that colors both hair and skin, some patients with darker skin will not be good candidates for this treatment. We’ll help you decide if this treatment will be safe and effective after a consultation with Dr. Light and our skilled laser hair removal practitioners.

How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

It works best on untanned skin. To prepare for your treatment, minimize sun exposure for several weeks before your treatment. Since laser hair removal targets the hair follicle under the skin, we recommend that you do not wax or tweeze for at least a month before treatment. Shaving is OK, as it leaves the follicles intact under the skin.

Shave the area that is receiving treatment a few hours before you come in. Do not wear lotions, deodorants, perfumes, or skin creams to your appointment.

Is it Painful?

Most patients tell us that their hair removal treatment is much less uncomfortable than waxing and other hair removal options. You’ll feel a quick snap each time the laser fires, like a rubber band snapping on the skin. Some areas are more sensitive to treat than others.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

You’ll need several treatments to obtain the desired results from laser hair reduction. Most patients require between four to seven treatments, spaced a few weeks apart.

What Other Aesthetic Treatments Do You Recommend To Complement My Laser Hair Removal Results?

While you’re receiving your treatment, consider one of these enhancing treatments to complement your results:

We can recommend enhancing treatments for your specific face and body concerns during your consultation.

Schedule a Hair Removal Consultation

Contact our practice to schedule a laser hair removal consultation with Dr. Ben Light at our practice in Decatur, Alabama.

Call us at 1-866-239-3223 or
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