Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal


Introduction to Laser Hair Removal

Many people want to get rid of unwanted body hair. Unfortunately, traditional hair removal methods can be time-consuming and painful. Laser hair removal is a fast, effective, and non-invasive method of removing unwanted body hair on a variety of skin tones and hair colors.

Located in Peachtree City, Skin Care at 5th Ave. provides laser hair removal for patients in Atlanta, GA, Fayetteville, Newnan, and surrounding areas. Below, we’ve included our guide to the non-surgical treatment.

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal uses safe cosmetic laser technology to heat the hair follicle down to the root, impeding its ability to grow hair. After a series of treatments that target hairs at different stages of the growth cycle, your hair follicles will no longer be able to produce hairs or will only be able to produce thin, tiny hairs that are less noticeable.

Many patients use laser hair removal to target unwanted facial hair on the upper lip, chin, and in the space between the eyebrows. You can also experience the benefits of this procedure in other areas of the body, including the neck, back, arms, underarms, legs, and bikini area.

Skin Care at 5th Ave. uses the FDA-approved Icon™ IPL handheld laser. The lasers from this device identify the dark pigments in the hair and target the cells that are responsible for hair growth, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Although laser hair removal does not permanently remove all hair, it does provide a permanent reduction in overall hair growth.

  • Saves Time: Shaving and tweezing are time-consuming activities. After completing laser treatment, you won’t have to spend hours of your life managing your body hair again. Upkeep will be simple, and you can use the time you save for more important activities.
  • Saves Money: Throughout our lives, we can spend a lot of money on razors, hair removal creams, and professional waxing. You will no longer have to waste money on these after undergoing a series of laser treatments that can permanently reduce your hair growth.
  • Lasting Results: Shaving removes body hair, but results only last a few days. The results from laser hair removal can give you smooth skin for months to years. Even if your hair grows back, it will likely be lighter in color, and finer in texture, and you will see a reduction in growth.

Who are the Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal?

If you are tired of spending your time shaving, waxing, and tweezing unwanted hair from your face, neck, back, underarms, legs, or bikini area, you can benefit from laser hair removal. Though this is a laser treatment, it’s safe for men and women of all skin colors.

Since the laser targets dark pigments, individuals with lighter skin who want to remove dark hair may have the best results. Our team can determine if you’re a good candidate for this hair removal treatment during your consultation.

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First Step

What’s the First Step?

If you’re in the Atlanta metro and interested in laser hair removal, you will first have to schedule an initial consultation at our practice. During this appointment, one of our technicians will explain the treatment process and the results you can expect. They will then evaluate your desired treatment area(s) to determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. Our staff will also estimate the number of treatments you will require depending on your hair type, hair color, and skin color.

Six weeks before your procedure, limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis as these treatments can disturb the hair follicle. You should also limit sun exposure and avoid using tanning products that darken your skin. The lighter your skin, the better the laser will be able to target the dark pigment of your hair.

Shave the treatment area the day before your appointment so the laser can effectively damage the follicle.

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What to Expect on the Day of Laser Hair Removal

When you come into our office for your Laser Hair Removal, the first thing we do is apply a numbing gel to the treatment site about 30 minutes before to reduce discomfort. Once the technician is ready, you will both wear protective eyewear to reduce the effects of the laser. An assistant will hold your skin taut as possible as the laser technician applies the handheld laser to the treatment area.

This laser can be adjusted according to your skin color, as well as the color, thickness, and location of the hair being treated. Many patients report that the laser feels warm or similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The light from the laser passes through the skin and heats the hair follicle, damaging it to impede hair growth. Finally, an anti-inflammatory cream or cool compress may be used to ease the discomfort.

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Laser Hair Removal Recovery

Patients typically see an immediate reduction in visible hair after a single treatment and complete elimination of unwanted hair over the course of about four to six treatments. However, individual results will vary. Some patients will require more treatments depending on the color and type of their skin and hair, as well as the size of the treatment area. After each procedure, you will experience some redness and inflammation in the treatment area, which should subside within a few hours. Though you may experience some mild discomfort, it can easily be managed with a cool compress and over-the-counter medication. You may return to your regular activities immediately following your laser hair removal procedure. During the next few weeks, avoid prolonged sun exposure, use sunscreen, and follow your post-treatment care instructions carefully.

Hair regrowth can occur within several months to a year or more following your initial treatments, so touch-up sessions may be necessary to maintain results.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Peachtree City, GA?

The cost of Laser Hair Removal in the greater Atlanta area is dependent on multiple factors, including the number of sessions you will need and the surface area being treated. Below, we’ve included our pricing for the different areas of the face and body to help illustrate an expectation of costs:

  • Small Area: Lip, Chin, Back of Neck – $95+
  • Medium Area: Under Arm, Bikini Line, Bikini Extended, Abdomen -$125+
  • Large Area: Full Arm, Chest, Upper or Lower Back- $225+
  • X Large Area:Full Back, Lower or Upper Leg, Full Brazilian -$250+
  • Touch Ups- $75+

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Joseph Galitzin is a skin specialist providing superior care to Fayetteville, Newnan, and all communities throughout greater Atlanta, GA, and unlike most Medical Spas, we are lucky to have him around as a full-time clinician. Due to his expertise and experience, Dr. Galitzin is considered a top-rated skin specialist and premier provider who has built a loyal following by making patients the center of his practice. By pairing his surgical background with extensive knowledge in the science of aging, Dr. Galitzin achieves outstanding results and builds his practice on a foundation of expertise and trust.

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Laser hair removal may be exactly what you need to feel comfortable in your skin. The certified laser technicians at Skin Care at 5th Ave. can provide you with a relaxing, yet effective, experience. Smoother skin can be just a few treatments away. If you reside in Fayetteville, Newnan, or the greater Atlanta area, we welcome you to reach out to us. Fill out our online contact form or call us at +1 770 487 2645.

Laser Hair Removal FAQS

Is Laser Hair Removal painful?

We do offer a numbing cream before your treatment for a more comfortable experience, however, most patients find the treatment to be very tolerable, especially when compared to other treatments like waxing. Most patients compare the treatment to being snapped with a rubber band.

How many appointments will I need?

Since your hair grows back in stages, we strongly recommend at least four to six treatments to completely rid the targeted area of hair.

How long until I see results?

After your Laser Hair Removal session, your hair will begin to fall out between three and five days, so it may appear to get worse before it gets better, but this reaction is to be expected. Once the targeted follicle is pushed out, it will not grow back.

Can I combine Laser Hair Removal with other procedures?

Absolutely! If you are looking for other procedures to combine with your Laser Hair Removal in the Atlanta area, we recommend other treatments that will enhance your beauty, such as BOTOX, Lip Fillers, or Dermal Fillers. If you have a goal in mind or would like to hear expert suggestions from Dr. Galitzin, please discuss your options during your consultation.

What are the risks associated with Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is a very safe procedure, however, there are some side effects associated with the treatment, such as:
  • Blistering
  • Changes in skin texture
  • Crusting
  • Excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin (rare)
  • Graying of treated hair
  • Scarring

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