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Permanent Hair Reduction

Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness

Aesthetics Practice located in Sumter, SC


Remove unwanted hair

Shaving, waxing, and tweezing are time-consuming and such a hassle, especially during the warmer months when you want to be pool and beach ready at a moment’s notice. At Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness in Sumter, South Carolina, Dr. John R. Fleming, Jr., a board-certified family physician, and his team of highly skilled aesthetic professionals, provide permanent hair reduction treatments (AKA Laser Hair Removal) so you can spend more time enjoying your life and less time worrying about unwanted hair. Learn about easy, effective hair reduction treatments by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Permanent Hair Reduction Q & A

What permanent hair reduction treatments are available?

One of the most common methods of permanent hair reduction is laser hair removal. This safe, effective treatment removes unwanted hair using advanced laser and light-based technologies that penetrate individual hair follicles to inhibit hair growth. The energy from the laser gets aborted by the pigment in your hair and travels down to the hair follicle thus preventing the follicle from growing new hair.

What areas can I treat for permanent hair reduction?

Permanent hair reduction works on nearly any part of your body where you’d like to get rid of unwanted hair, including:

    Bikini area

Depending on your hair growth, skin color, and hair color, you may need between two to six laser hair reduction treatments to get long-lasting results. Additionally, your hair grows in stages, and the laser treatment works best when your hair is in its growth stage.

How painful is permanent hair reduction?

Most adults find permanent hair reduction treatments only mildly uncomfortable. It often feels like the snapping of a rubber band against your skin, but it’s only temporary. Depending on which area you are treating, hair reduction may take just a few minutes, such as for your upper lip or underarms, or up to an hour or more if you’re treating your back or your legs.

You can request a topical numbing cream before the treatment begins if you’re concerned about pain or discomfort.

What is the best time of year to begin permanent hair reduction treatments?

You can begin your laser hair reduction treatments any time of the year, and the sooner you begin, the faster you’ll be hair-free. You will need to stay out of direct sunlight immediately following a permanent hair reduction session so as not to irritate your skin, which may already be a little red from the heat of the laser. So, if you’re planning a trip to the beach or plan to spend time outside, it’s best to schedule your appointments when you can stay out of the sun right afterward.

Other than avoiding direct sunlight, there’s no downtime after treatment, so you can resume your daily activities without worry. You should notice permanent hair reduction after your series of treatments, too, and if hair does grow, it will most likely be finer and much less noticeable than it was before you began.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can spend less time and energy shaving, tweezing, and waxing, call the office for a laser hair removal consultation or schedule online.