Sciton Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way you feel and look. No matter where your unwanted hair grows, there are options to help ease the incessant need to pluck, wax, and shave. At Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery, we offer the latest in laser hair removal treatments.
Sciton laser hair removal provides a more permanent solution for ridding your body of unwanted hair so you can feel smoother and sleeker. We also recommend ALASTIN skincare products to help maximize the results of your laser skin treatments.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Harrington and her experienced staff at Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery offer the highest quality surgical and nonsurgical treatments to provide results-driven services and care.
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Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Sciton laser hair removal is a safe and effective option for men and women of all ages and skin types who want to get rid of unwanted facial and body hair. Good candidates should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations for results.
At Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery, we use the Sciton ClearScan™ YAG device, which can address unwanted hair as well as:
- Veins and vascular lesions
- Pigmented lesions
Sciton laser hair removal can be used virtually anywhere on the face and body. Some of the most common areas for laser hair removal include:
- Bikini line
- Arms and underarms
- Upper lip
Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Sciton laser hair removal treatment targets hair follicles with precision by utilizing a computer-guided scanning system to quickly and evenly treat the targeted area. Before treatment, your skin will be cleaned and shaved, and a cooling gel will be applied to protect the area and minimize discomfort.
During your treatment, our highly-trained certified professionals will place a glass-surfaced treatment device directly onto the targeted area and gently glide it over the skin’s surface as it targets and destroys hair follicles. You may experience a slight snapping sensation as the laser pulses. However, the cooling gel should help this mild discomfort.
The time it takes to complete your session will depend on the size of the treatment area.
Laser Hair Removal Downtime
Mild swelling and redness may initially occur but should dissipate several hours after the laser hair removal treatment. While less common, some blistering and pimples may also develop the first few days following treatment. So, keeping the area clean and moisturized is essential as your skin heals.
While there is no significant downtime after treatment, you should avoid direct sun exposure for 2 to 4 weeks before and after each session.
It’s important to remember that while laser hair removal is an effective solution for long-term hair reduction, you will most likely need multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. This is because the laser is only capable of addressing hair follicles that are in an active growth phase.
The size of the treatment area, amount of unwanted hair, and your body’s response to treatment will determine your treatment plan. Most people have around 4 to 8 treatment sessions spaced 1 month apart to achieve their desired outcome. Since everyone’s needs are different, our providers will discuss your treatment options at your consultation.
Laser hair removal is a fast and effective way to reduce the appearance of unwanted facial and body hair. If you have questions or would like more information about laser hair removal, including pricing, please contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-413-9525 to schedule your laser hair removal consultation and learn more about how you can get smoother, sleeker skin.