Laser Hair Removal in Nashville, TN
Shaving, tweezing and waxing unwanted hair month after month is a tedious and time-consuming grooming practice that many people wish to do without. A growing number of men and women from Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding communities of Tennessee are opting for laser hair removal as a semi-permanent solution to their unwanted hair. At New Life Physicians in Brentwood, regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Morgan Moor uses laser hair removal to impair hair follicles and prevent unwanted hair from growing back. Over time, we will always rejuvenate hair follicles, so occasional touch-ups may be necessary.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the most popular cosmetic procedure for removing unwanted hair on practically any area of the body. The procedure uses a targeted laser to pass pulsated light to each individual hair follicle. The thermal energy of the laser destroys the hair follicle with precision, inhibiting the future growth of new hairs from that hair follicle.
GentleMax™ Laser Treatment
The GentleMax™ Laser is an innovative device that takes laser hair removal treatment to a new, powerful level. The technology combines the capability of two of the most powerful laser systems, the long pulse GentleYAG® laser for darker skin and the GentleLASE® Alexandrite or ALEX laser for fair skin. The system was specifically designed to effectively remove hundreds of hair follicles simultaneously on patients of all skin types with minimal risk. Joining two laser technologies into one gives the GentleMax™ Laser a broad spectrum of multiple wavelength technology, making it an effective all-in-one laser for safely treating a variety of skin imperfections.
Would I make a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Whether you have fair or darker skin, laser hair removal is an effective and FDA-approved procedure for removing hair from almost any area of the body. Older laser hair removal technologies worked by penetrating wavelengths of light into darker pigmented hair, making people with fair skin and dark, coarse hair the ideal candidate for these procedures. With modern advances in laser hair removal, such as the GentleMax™ Laser System, as long as the unwanted hair isn’t around the eyes, almost every adult in relatively good health is a good candidate for this procedure.
At New Life Physicians, we often perform laser hair removal treatments on the legs, chest, armpits and bikini line, but the procedure is also safe for reducing hair on the upper lip and the entire face. However, just like older laser technologies, the GentleMax™ Laser System cannot remove hairs that are fine-textured and blonde or white in pigment.
How does the GentleMax™ Laser System work?
At New Life Physicians, we primarily use the GentleMax™ Laser to remove unwanted hair for its superior safety, performance and versatility in comparison to other laser hair removal technologies. The device consolidates two already powerful lasers into one machine, giving Dr. Moor the ability to select individual settings for all skin types and provide more effective, longer lasting results.
Dual wavelengths enable the GentleMax™ Laser to remove hundreds of hairs at the same time and keep the overlying skin cool and comfortable with a soothing cryogen skin cooling system. Depending on the size of the treatment area and the extent of unwanted hair, individual sessions can last anywhere from minutes to a full hour. The GentleMax™ Laser System can safely remove unwanted hair from any part of the body, including the face, under arms, legs, arms, bikini area and back.
What should I expect during and after GentleMax™ Laser treatments?
Treatment with the GentleMax™ Laser is well tolerated for most people, but some patients may experience slight discomfort that Dr. Moor can alleviate with a topical anesthetic. Several of our patients who have undergone other laser treatments express that the cryogenic super-cooling spray, which is a built-in feature of the GentleMax™ Laser procedure, provides immediate and lasting relief throughout the procedure.
How many laser treatment sessions will be needed?
The total number of treatment sessions varies from patient to patient, but due to the staggered nature of the hair growth cycle, most patients require four to six treatments over a 12-month period to experience a permanent reduction in their hair growth. Even then, some patients undergo maintenance treatments to ensure that their hair follicles remain dormant, and their unwanted hair never grows back.
How long is laser hair removal recovery?
Slight swelling and redness are common following laser hair removal with the GentleMax™ Laser, and it’s actually a sign that the treatment was successful. These side effects should subside within a few hours. Patients can apply makeup and resume their normal activities directly after the procedure, but they should limit their exposure to the sun.
Any existing hairs in the treatment area will gradually fall out over several weeks. You should schedule your next treatment session in approximately six weeks to remove the hair follicles that were inactive during your previous treatment. You’ll notice fewer and fewer hairs in the treatment area with each consecutive treatment session.
How much can I expect laser hair removal to cost in Nashville?
Laser hair removal is an elective cosmetic procedure so most insurance companies will not cover the cost of treatment. The cost of your individual procedure will depend on the size and number of areas to be treated and the number of sessions Dr. Moor recommends, which ranges from four to six sessions for permanent results. Payment can be made via cash, check or credit card. Financing is also offered.
At New Life Physicians, we offer men and women from Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding communities of Tennessee one of the safest and most advanced laser hair removal treatments on the market to permanently stop the growth of unwanted hair. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moor at our Brentwood office today to discover how laser hair removal can enhance your appearance and lifestyle.