Laser Hair Removal

Hair Removal St. LouisLaser Hair removal is a procedure in sought out by men and women wishing to permanently or semi-permanently remove hair from problem area’s on the body. The procedure is most frequently done for women on the lip, legs, armpits, chin and bikini line. Laser hair removal involves the process of using a laser with electrolyte beams to target and remove the melanin in hair pigments in the skin. The procedure works by heating each individual hair follicle until the hair is removed and the hair follicle is damaged.

St Louis Laser Hair Removal

St. Louis Cosmetic & Plastic Procedures Phone Number  Location
 Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center  314-743-4000  Central County
 Judith Gurley Plastic Surgery  636-812-4300  West County
Laser Vein Center  314-488-2586  West County
The Lifestyle Center  314-863-5556  West County
 Metropolitan Cosmetic Laser Center  314-842-5600  West County
 Nayak Plastic Surgery  314-991-5438  West County
 New Look Vein & Aesthetics  314-300-6096  South County
 Parkcrest Plastic Surgery  314-485-4965  Central County
 Paul Rottler M.D.  314-966-8880  South County
 Renaissance Plastic Surgery  636-896-0600  St. Peters
 Richard Kofkoff M.D.  800-924-9482  Chesterfield
 Ridenour Plastic Surgery  314-878-8600  Central County
 Shatz Plastic Surgery  618-207-5840  Metro East
 St. Louis Lipo  314-627-0755  West County
 St. Louis Plastic Surgery Consultants  314-739-8884  North County
 West County Plastic Surgeons  314-996-8800  West County
 William Hart M.D.  314-251-6250  North County

What is Laser Hair Removal? Laser hair removal involves the process of using a laser with electrolyte beams to target and remove the melanin in hair pigments in the skin. The procedure works by heating each individual hair follicle until the hair is removed and the hair follicle is damaged. Laser hair removal involves removing each individual hair one at a time which can take some time. You can also expect to return for several treatments as well as maintenance treatments to touch up on any areas not covered during the initial laser treatment. Laser hair removal is most effective on people with dark hair and naturally light skin. This is because the electrolytes in the laser target the melanin in darker hair. While laser hair removal works with darker skin, it can also affect the melanin in the skin.Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in St Louis: The most obvious benefit of laser hair removal is that it is a long term solution. While most laser hair removal isn’t permanent, with only a few treatments, hair can take 1-15 years to re-grow. Many people are willing to undergo treatments in order to avoid maintenance of problem areas for that period of time.  Usually when hair regrows after a laser hair treatment, it will be finer, lighter in color and harder to see against the skin.  Laser hair removal is also very fast, for example, you can expect your upper lip to be treated in about 1 minute. With only 4-5 sessions, you can expect an average of a 90% hair loss.

Cost of Laser Hair Removal in St Louis: Laser hair removal can be expensive, especially if you are planning on having a large area treated. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a hair removal is $429. This includes multiple treatments for a small area. Treatment of the back can range well upwards of $600 and removing hair from the chest can range around $600. Common hair removal area’s such as the face, arms and legs are usually $350-$600. On average, you can save more money annually by getting laser treatments than periodical waxes.

Possible Complications of Laser Hair Removal – Laser hair removal can affect the color and texture of the skin. It can darken or lighten the pigments around hair, especially in persons with darker skin. However; this is rare and does not apply to everyone. You can also expect to have temporary skin irritation and redness as well as some light scabbing while your skin heals. In extremely rare cases, laser hair removal can cause skin irritation in persons with sensitive skin. This can result in blisters and scarring if you do not take proper care of the skin.