About Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal with a laser has become one of the most popular elective treatments in America. It is an effective option for the long-term reduction of hair follicles on the body and face. This procedure frequently leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other common methods. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown and his aesthetic team at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA performs safe and fast laser hair removal services with the CoolGlide Nd:YAG laser for women and men in frequently needed areas, including the arms, legs, back, face, chest, armpits, and bikini area.
Laser Hair Removal Reviews
"The staff is very friendly and accomodating! You can't beat their prices for laser hair removal! I have only had one session and I can already see visible results."- J.D. / Yelp / Dec 23, 2014
"I had my hair removal here because it was recommended to me by my closest friend. Inside, the staff greeted me and were very nice. The doctor who did the treatment was friendly and very professional. I think I found the place for my skin care needs. I too would recommend them as well!"- C.B. / Google / Dec 18, 2015
"The staff is very friendly and accomodating! You can't beat their prices for laser hair removal! I have only had one session and I can already see visible results."- J.D. / Yahoo / Dec 23, 2014
"The staff is very friendly and accomodating! You can’t beat their prices for laser hair removal! I have only had one session and I can already see visible results."- J.D. / Yelp / Dec 23, 2014
"This review is only for their laser hair removal. They way this office does the pricing is unique...but it makes sense! They charge you by the time, NOT by what area. 1 hour is $300 and 1/2 hour is $200. So as most places screw you on price by asking you what area you want treated, this office will treat whatever you want within your time frame. Obviously, you say you want a certain area, they will estimate that it will take 1/2 hour or 1 hour so you know what to book. Another thing (Groupon lovers pay attention!)...many of the packages you get emailed to you are for IPL, NOT actually laser. IPL may work for some, but IPL is for skin work like diminishing freckles. So you end up wasting money because barely anything happens. I’ve learned my lesson. One place I tried --which is buried way back in my Yelp reviews--I wasted 3 painful sessions bought through Groupon. Seriously, you get what you pay for, and although it seems expensive, Dr. Brown’s payment structure makes sense. And its a real laser, so it works. If you live in DC or not in Virginia it could be a bit of a trek to get here. But, if you live in Virginia, its worth coming here. I haven’t tried any of their other services yet, but so far, the office is clean, professional and their pricing structure for laser hair removal is really cool!"- K.M. / Yelp / May 20, 2013
Laser Hair Removal Candidates
Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a safe process that is suitable for many patients. In your initial consultation, we will talk about your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you should get this treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other hair removal methods (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Are in good, overall physical health
Laser Hair Removal Technique
On the day of your laser hair removal appointment, you can lie in a private treatment room as areas of your face and body being treated are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and moisturizers. During the procedure, a team member will stretch out the area to create a clear pathway between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser's energy will focus on and disable the follicle, which stops the hair from growing again. Usually, you will need to receive 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to experience your ideal results. Your appointments are staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to reach the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The state-of-the-art technology we use at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery targets only the hair follicle to preserve the skin and other tissue in the area being treated.
What to Expect
Although the treatment is mostly gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a light sunburn since lasers are used. After your session, you are able to go back to all normal activities, but you need to avoid heavy activity or lengthy exposure to the sun for at least a day to let the treated skin recover. At home following your appointment, we suggest soothing creams or ice packs to treat any mild discomfort.
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of a laser hair removal procedure will vary, depending on the amount and size of the area/areas being treated along with how many sessions may be required and how much time they require. Though laser hair removal may be more expensive than waxing, it is generally much more effective and requires less frequent maintenance. During your consultation, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you that will include the total number of recommended sessions and pricing options.
How effective is laser hair removal?
Though it is known to be a solid solution for hair removal, there is some potential for some hair growth following laser hair removal, and this occurs in the areas where the laser technology did not hit. However, patients do find that the majority of their hair will be gone following a series of treatments and any hairs that do pop up are easy to manage. Additional laser treatments can be provided to eliminate any new growth and stragglers.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Since hair growth has varying cycles, some hair may be in a growing phase while others may be in a dormant phase. Therefore, multiple laser hair removal sessions are often needed to target each hair and follicle during the growing phase. Since the follicle is not affected by shaving, hairs that grow can be shaved between treatments. Scheduling sessions over a few weeks also help to remove each follicle more effectively since it is harder to remove a dormant follicle.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Though some minor discomfort may occur, laser hair removal is not considered a painful procedure. Typically, patients will experience a slight stinging sensation as the laser targets the hair follicle. A numbing ointment may be applied to the skin's surface prior to the treatment to allow for a more comfortable procedure.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
At The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer the latest in hair removal technology through the Cutera CoolGlide system. The CoolGlide laser includes a cooling mechanism to allow the skin to be protected. It can also treat a large area at once, allowing it to be more effective. It is FDA approved to reduce the amount of hair in the treated area.
Plan Your Procedure
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 30 Minutes
- Follow Ups
- 4 - 6 Weeks
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you are tired of spending energy, time, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, make an appointment to find out more information on laser hair reduction sessions at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA. Laser hair reduction by plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown will help you achieve skin that is smoother by treating unwanted follicles on the body and face.