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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Etowah Family Medical

Family Medicine Practice located in Gadsden, AL

If you’re tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing your unwanted hair, then you may want to consider laser hair removal. Courtney Lowe, MD, and his team at Etowah Family Medical in Gadsden, Alabama, offer laser hair removal to permanently destroy unwanted hair and give you smoother, hair-free skin. To schedule a laser hair removal consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an aesthetic treatment that gets rid of unwanted hair for good. Dr. Lowe and his team at Etowah Family Medical offer laser hair removal so you no longer have to shave, tweeze, or wax your unwanted hair away.

The advanced aesthetic treatment removes hair from any part of your body, including:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Back

The laser treatment is even gentle enough to remove your unwanted facial hair.

The laser works by targeting the hair follicle under your skin and destroying it to prevent further hair growth.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Dr. Lowe provides guidelines on how to prepare for your laser hair removal. You should refrain from waxing and tweezing your hair for at least six weeks prior to your treatment. Since the laser works by targeting the hair follicle, these treatments may remove the follicle and make the laser less effective.

You may also be advised to avoid sun exposure and the use of tanning beds before your laser hair removal session.

What can I expect during laser hair removal?

Before you begin laser hair removal, your specialist provides you with protective eyewear and prepares your skin for treatment by trimming your hair and applying a gel to your skin to improve the movement of the laser wand.

Once you’re ready, your specialist places the laser wand over your skin and begins treatment. You may feel a rubber band-like sensation as the laser energy targets the hair follicle. If you’re sensitive to pain, be sure to let Dr. Lowe know so he can adjust your treatment.

Treatment time varies depending on the size of the area being treated. Your skin may be red after your session, but this should disappear shortly.

Do I need more than one treatment?

Yes. You need more than one laser hair removal treatment to get the best results. Hair grows in cycles, and the spacing of your sessions depends on the area you’re having treated. In general, you may need as many as six treatments set at four- to six-week intervals.

While laser hair removal permanently destroys hair follicles, you may continue to experience hair growth in the treatment area, although the hair may be very fine and light in color. Dr. Lowe recommends you come to the office as needed for touch up treatments.

To schedule your laser hair removal consultation, call Etowah Family Medical today or book an appointment online.