Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Dermatology & Laser of Alabama owns and operates the state’s largest and most comprehensive collection of laser devices. Call today 205-870-3303 to schedule your FREE laser hair removal consult or to book an appointment.
The most long lasting method of removing unwanted hair is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a mechanism that is based on the attraction of laser light to melanin, or pigment. The melanin in a hair follicle attracts the energy from the laser to destroy the hair and stun the follicle. Dark, course hair responds better than fine, light hair; white hair does not respond at all to laser hair removal. Female facial hair typically responds quite well, as does the bikini area and the underarms. Another condition that responds very well to laser hair removal is beard folliculitis, or ingrown hairs. Often improvement can occur after only one treatment, but repeat treatments are encouraged to finish the course.
How laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is the use of laser energy to produce long-term hair reduction. This is accomplished by producing heat in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle, which in-turn produces inflammation, and this inflammation sends a signal to the hair follicle to go into the resting (telogen) phase.
What is a laser, really?
First of all, what is a laser? A laser is a device that produces light of a single color or wavelength. In dermatology, these lasers produce pulses of high-energy light that is taken up by the desired target. In the case of hair removal, the target is the melanin pigment contained within the hair shaft.
When Performing Laser Hair Removal, Experience Matters
In addition to lasers, intense pulsed light sources are also used for hair removal. These light sources do not emit a single color or wavelength of light, but emit light containing many colors. However, the results with any device depend upon the experience of the practitioner.
How many treatments?
Normally, a series of three to five treatments are administered at four to eight week intervals depending upon the location of the hair. Following the initial series of treatments, subsequent treatments are administered, usually at longer and longer intervals. Some number of maintenance of treatments may be needed to keep all the hair away in a given area. After a single treatment, the hair in a given area is usually reduced in amount and thickness for a very long period of time. However, it may not be completely gone. To keep an area completely devoid of hair, maintenance treatments are always required. These maintenance treatments may eventually be required at only yearly intervals or even longer. This depends on the area being treated as well as the individual. As with any other traits in an individual, the frequency of maintenance treatments varies considerably from person to person.
Dr. Sarah Sawyer has the capability to treat all skin types, including very dark skin safely and effectively.
Important things to know before treatment:
Please shave prior to treatment.
Please do not wax, pluck or bleach.
If you spray tan be sue that your tan has completely faded.
Price list per treatment:
Arms, full 400
Bikini, sides 200
Bikini, top 100
Bikini, thighs 50
Bikini, anal 100
Chest 100 – 400
Shoulders, both 400
Knee up, leg 500
Knee down, leg 500
Lip, upper 50
Neck, front 200
Neck, back 200
Neck, front 200
Neck, back 200
Side burns 75
Laser Hair Removal Before & After Photos