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Laser Hair Removal in Baltimore, MD

At Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel Hahn, we offer advanced laser hair removal services to our patients in Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, and the surrounding Maryland areas. Utilizing the latest in laser technology, including BAREit® and Forever BARE BBL® from Sciton, our practice provides safe, effective, and long-lasting solutions for unwanted hair on any body part.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure designed to significantly reduce unwanted hair from various parts of the body, leaving skin smooth and hair-free. By targeting the melanin in hair follicles with concentrated light energy, the BAREit® device and Forever BARE BBL® effectively disrupt the hair growth cycle without damaging the surrounding skin. These treatments are suitable for all skin types and offer a more permanent solution compared to traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, or plucking.

Where Can Laser Hair Removal Be Performed?

Laser hair removal with BAREit® and Forever BARE BBL® devices is versatile and effective for removing unwanted hair from almost any area of the body, including:

  • Face (excluding the eye area)
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Stomach

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Ideal candidates for laser hair removal are individuals looking to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair on any part of the body. The treatment is effective on a wide range of hair colors and skin types, thanks to the advanced technology of the BAREit® and Forever BARE BBL® devices. During your consultation, our licensed provider will assess your skin and hair type, discuss your hair removal goals, and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs.

How Should I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

Proper preparation is key to maximizing the effectiveness of your laser hair removal treatment and ensuring the best possible outcomes. Here are some essential steps to prepare for your laser hair removal session:

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure to the treatment area for at least 2 weeks before your session. Sunburn or tanning can increase the risk of side effects from the laser treatment.
  • Skip Other Hair Removal Methods: Do not wax, pluck, or undergo electrolysis in the area to be treated for at least 4 weeks prior to your laser treatment. These methods remove the hair root, which is necessary for the laser to target effectively. Shaving is allowed and encouraged, as it preserves the hair shaft below the skin surface.
  • Shave the Area: Shave the treatment area 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. This minimizes the risk of surface skin irritation from the laser targeting longer hairs above the skin.
  • Cleanse the Skin: Ensure the treatment area is clean, free of makeup, lotions, deodorant, or any other skin products. These substances can interfere with the laser’s ability to target the hair follicles effectively.
  • Wear Comfortable Clothing: Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment to avoid irritation in the treated area after the procedure.

What is the Laser Hair Removal Treatment Like?

Laser hair removal treatments are quick, with minimal discomfort. Before the procedure, the target area will be cleaned, and a cooling gel may be applied to minimize any discomfort. During the treatment, the BAREit® or Forever BARE BBL® device will be passed over the skin, delivering light energy that is absorbed by the hair follicles. Patients often describe the sensation as a light snap against the skin with each pulse. The length of each session varies depending on the treatment area but typically ranges from a few minutes to an hour.

What Results Can I Expect from Laser Hair Removal?

After a series of treatment sessions, patients can expect a significant reduction in hair growth, with many experiencing long-lasting hair removal. The number of treatments required varies based on the individual’s hair type, color, and the area being treated, with most patients achieving optimal results after 6 to 8 sessions spaced several weeks apart. Following the completion of the treatment plan, some patients may require occasional touch-up sessions to maintain their smooth, hair-free skin.

Is There Any Downtime After Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

Laser hair removal with the BAREit® and Forever BARE BBL® devices requires no downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure. Some may experience slight redness or sensitivity in the treated area, similar to mild sunburn, but these symptoms typically subside within a few hours to a day.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

Schedule your Sciton consultation today and receive our comprehensive laser menu and package pricing. Laser hair removal typically requires 6-8 treatments.

Dr. Samuel Hahn and the rest of our team are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in laser hair removal services. If you’re tired of temporary hair removal methods and are seeking a more permanent solution, contact us today to schedule your consultation. Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, and the nearby areas of Maryland.