Laser Hair Removal in Fort Wayne, IN

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Hair removal with a laser is one of the most popular elective procedures in the United States. It is a convenient method for the long-term removal of hair follicles on the face and body. This procedure typically leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and produces great, lasting results compared to other options. Dr. Philip Rettenmaier at NoSweat Fort Wayne performs safe and effective laser hair removal services for both women and men utilizing the Soprano ICE™ technology. For more information on how you can have laser hair reduction in common areas, like the legs, back, arms, face, armpits, and bikini area, contact our Fort Wayne, IN office today.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Habitual waxing and shaving are frustrating. Laser hair removal with Soprano ICE performed by Dr. Rettenmaier or a member of our staff at NoSweat Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, IN provides a great alternative to the conventional techniques for eradicating hair. Benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Can be effective for a variety of body areas and various types of hair
  • Makes skin more supple and softer
  • An efficient procedure with little to no discomfort for many individuals
  • Less intrusive than plucking or waxing
  • Yields long-lasting results
  • Stops ingrown hairs
  • Avoids regrowth between sessions

Am I A Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal with Soprano ICE is a gentle treatment that is helpful for most people. During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns, needs, and goals to determine if you should get this treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments at our Fort Wayne, IN office:

  • Want to reduce facial or body hair
  • Want to stop using other techniques for hair removal (shaving, waxing, bleaching, and depilatory creams)
  • Are in good overall physical health

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?

On the day of your laser hair removal appointment, we'll have you relax in a private treatment room as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to eliminate dirt, oil, and moisturizers. During your treatment, a technician will stretch out the area to provide a clear path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The energy from the laser will target and kill the follicle, which stops the targeted hair from growing again. Usually, you will need 3 – 5 treatments over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to achieve your optimal results. This also gives the treated areas a chance to recover and allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase to reach the phase of active growth so they can be treated. The specialized laser hair removing technology we use at NoSweat Fort Wayne is able to target only the hair follicle while protecting your skin.

What Should I Expect after Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Although this procedure is primarily gentle in nature, the use of lasers may cause your skin to look like it has a slight sunburn after your treatment. Feel free to return to all normal activities when you leave our office, but try to avoid strenuous activity or sun exposure for at least a day while your skin recovers. We recommend soothing creams or cold packs to treat any discomfort. It's also advisable to wear loose clothing to avoid irritation on the treated areas. Additionally, we recommend applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen if you need to step outdoors during the day to protect your skin from UV rays.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How much does laser hair removal cost?
A laser hair removal treatment varies in cost based on the coverage area being addressed on the body, as well as how many sessions are needed to attain a smooth result. To put the cost of laser hair removal into perspective, consider the energy and time you are putting into waxing, shaving, or other temporary hair removal methods. In comparison, laser hair removal is usually more cost-effective and can save you time and energy in the long-run. Our Fort Wayne, IN team will develop a treatment plan for you that includes the total number of sessions you need and pricing options to consider.

Is laser hair removal permanent?
An effective treatment, laser hair removal offers long-lasting results. While patients can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it's technically semi-permanent because some hair may not be affected by the laser. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair follicles will be dormant once their plan is done and if stray hairs pop up, it's easier to manage. More laser treatments can be scheduled to address any stragglers or new growth as well.

Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair growth happens in cycles. When some hair follicles are in a live growing phase, others are resting. Since every hair follicle grows in a different stage, several treatment sessions are usually needed to target each hair follicle when it's growing. Getting your sessions over a few weeks helps you get better, smoother results.

Should I avoid anything after laser hair removal?
After your hair removal session, you should guard your skin from the sun, so you should avoid using a tanning bed or spending time in direct sunlight. You should also avoid hot baths and showers and not use makeup on the treated area for two days. You should not use any bleaching creams or perfumes for 24 – 48 hours, and you should not exfoliate for about ten days.

What are the side effects of laser hair removal?
Some of the common side effects after a laser hair removal treatment may include swelling, redness, and mild discomfort.

Can you have laser hair removal when pregnant?
While there is no evidence that laser hair removal is unsafe for pregnant women, we suggest patients who are pregnant do not undergo laser hair removal.

Stop Shaving

If you're tired of spending energy, time, and money on plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to hear more about laser hair removal treatments at NoSweat Fort Wayne. Laser hair removal by Dr. Philip Rettenmaier can help you achieve skin that's smoother for longer periods of time by effectively treating unwanted follicles on the face and body. For more information or to schedule a consultation, reach out to our Fort Wayne, IN office today.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.