About Laser Hair Reduction
Laser hair reduction is one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the United States. It is a convenient option for the long-term reduction of hair follicles on the body and face. This procedure frequently leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other options. Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA offers safe and fast laser hair reduction treatments for women and men who desire hair reduction in common areas, including the legs, back, arms, face, chest, armpits, and intimate areas. Led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence, Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery utilizes advanced technology by Palomar Icon to provide impeccably smooth results.
"She and staff are so professional, friendly and make you feel special!! She has years of experience and patience!!"- V.B. / Facebook / Jan 10, 2020
"I Love my Body Again! - I came to Dr. Lawrence after many months of searching for the right surgeon. I am a gastric bypass patient and had a lot of skin that I wanted removed. Dr. Lawrence made me feel comfortable, and answered all of my questions with expertise. Now, three surgeries later, I am in love with my body again. My tummy tuck is perfect and I love my flat tummy. She did an amazing breast augmentation and my husband couldn't be happier. I love my body in a bikini! The final surgery was removing skin from my inner thighs, and while I did have an infection as a result of my own doing, Dr. Lawrence was amazing at treating me and making sure the scars were minimal. I love the mirror again, and I owe it all to Dr. Lawrence and her amazing staff. Thank you for helping me get my life back! Now I'm enjoying the facials and laser hair removal! Her office has it all!"- K. / RealSelf / Jan 06, 2020
"I came to Dr. Lawrence after many months of searching for the right surgeon. I am a gastric bypass patient and had a lot of skin that I wanted removed. Dr. Lawrence made me feel comfortable, and answered all of my questions with expertise. Now, three surgeries later, I am in love with my body again. My tummy tuck is perfect and I love my flat tummy. She did an amazing breast augmentation and my husband couldn't be happier. I love my body in a bikini! The final surgery was removing skin from my inner thighs, and while I did have an infection as a result of my own doing, Dr. Lawrence was amazing at treating me and making sure the scars were minimal. I love the mirror again, and I owe it all to Dr. Lawrence and her amazing staff. Thank you for helping me get my life back! Now I'm enjoying the facials and laser hair removal! Her office has it all!"- K.D. / Yelp / Jan 06, 2020
"Fantastic Results! Friendly and Professional Staff! Very Happy with results and will continue to utilize Dr. Lawrence's services for future needs."- K.H. / Google / Dec 17, 2019
"Highly recommend Dr. Lawrence - everyone is so helpful and friendly - I chose Dr. Lawrence to remove my breast implants because she is an expert and an advocate for Breast Implant Illness. I had a great experience with Dr. Lawrence and all of her staff. Everyone is so helpful and friendly. I highly recommend them."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 16, 2019
Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a gentle process that is suitable for most patients. During your consultation, you will talk about your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair reduction:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Are tired of other hair reduction methods (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Are in overall good health
At your laser hair reduction appointment, you can relax in one of our treatment rooms as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and moisturizers. During laser hair reduction, a licensed aesthetician will stretch out the skin to provide a direct path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The Palomar Icon laser energy will target and disable the hair follicle, which stops it from growing back. Usually, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your ideal results. Your appointments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to reach the active growth phase so they can be treated. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery is able to target the hair follicle alone to preserve the skin in the area being treated.
What to Expect
While the treatment is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a light sunburn since lasers are used. After your session, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from heavy activity or lengthy exposure to the sun for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your appointment, we recommend anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to treat any discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair reduction cost?
Laser hair reduction is an innovative procedure that can vary in cost, according to the size of the area being addressed, as well as how many sessions will be needed to achieve the final goal. It is important to consider that the cost of waxing accumulates over time. Although laser hair reduction is more costly than waxing or other hair reduction methods, it is generally the most effective and requires fewer sessions than waxing. To help determine the cost of your treatment, we will create a custom treatment plan for you.
How effective is laser hair reduction?
Laser hair reduction is a highly successful hair reduction option. This treatment is considered semi-permanent, meaning that after your recommended number of sessions are complete, you could enjoy the results for years or longer. Patients have found that if/when hair does return, it is very soft and manageable. Additional laser hair reduction treatments can also be scheduled if your hair returns following treatments.
Why do I need multiple laser hair reduction sessions?
As hair follicles grow in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are typically needed to target and destroy each individual follicle. If hair returns between sessions, it is safe to shave without affecting the hair follicle. Laser hair reduction works by removing the hair from the follicle. If a follicle is dormant, it is harder for the laser to read. This is why we spread out your sessions over several weeks to remove each follicle for the very best results.
Does laser hair reduction hurt?
Though the procedure can be considered slightly uncomfortable, it is not a painful procedure. Most of our patients feel a slight sting, much like a sunburn when the laser removes the hair follicle. We offer and can apply a numbing ointment to the surface of your skin before your treatment session. If you have been waxed before, we believe you will find laser hair reduction to be less painful.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the latest hair reduction technology for patients of varying hair types. The Palomar Icon laser we use offers excellent results. We encourage you to ask us more about the Palomar Icon laser system during your private consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $2,500
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 – 8 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting energy, money, and time on shaving, plucking, and waxing, schedule a consultation to find out more about laser hair reduction treatments at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. Laser hair reduction by Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery can help you achieve smoother skin by treating unwanted follicles on the face and body.