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Laser Hair Removal (Light-Based Hair Reduction) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Laser Hair Removal

Hair removal with a laser has become one of the most popular elective treatments in America. It's an effective option for the long-term reduction of hair follicles on the body and face. This procedure frequently leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other common methods. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters at Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans and Metairie, LA performs safe and fast laser hair removal services for women and men on frequently needed areas including the arms, legs, back, face, chest, armpits, and bikini area. Contact our office today to schedule your first session and start ridding yourself of unwanted body hair.

Ideal Candidates

Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a safe process that is suitable for many patients. In your initial consultation, we will talk about your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you should get this treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:

  • Want to reduce hair on their face or body
  • Want to stop using other hair removal methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
  • Have darker hair with lighter skin
  • Are in good, overall physical health

Procedure Technique

On the day of your laser hair removal appointment, you can lie in a private treatment room as areas of the face and body are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and moisturizers. During the procedure, a team member will stretch out the area to create a clear pathway between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The GentleMax Pro laser's energy will focus on and disable the follicle, which stops the hair from growing again. Usually, you will need to get 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to see your ideal results. Your appointments are staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to reach the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Walters Plastic Surgery targets only the hair follicle to preserve the skin and other tissue in the area being treated.

What to Expect

Although the treatment is mostly gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a light sunburn since lasers are used. After your session, you are able to go back to all normal activities, but you need to avoid heavy activity or lengthy exposure to the sun for at least a day to let the treated skin recover. At home, following your appointment, we suggest soothing creams or ice packs to treat any mild discomfort.

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Rid Yourself of Razors

If you are tired of spending energy, time, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, make an appointment to find out more information on laser hair reduction sessions at Walters Plastic Surgery in New Orleans or Metairie, LA. Laser hair reduction by plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters will help you achieve skin that's smoother by treating unwanted follicles on the body and face.

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