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.
"Doctor brown is absolutely amazing. His staff is always polite, informative, and helpful. Doctor Brown takes his time on each client which I love. He knows exactly how to achieve what I want each time I go."- M.B. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr. Brown make sure that I was happy with the results. He likes his work to be perfect which is what I wanted it."- M.G. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Brown if you’re considering plastic surgery. Dr. Brown was recommended to me 20 years ago by another plastic surgeon’s nurse. That in itself spoke volumes. Immediately upon meeting him, I knew I found the right doctor to perform my breast implant surgery. He was caring, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable with the entire process. Mostly I felt his passion for his work. I sensed he truly loved his profession and had set his bar very high to give the best and most natural results. My own expectations were exceeded from the care I was given prior to, during and after my procedure. My breast implants were a success and Dr. Brown gave me exactly what I wanted. I was super pleased with the results. I recommended my sister and roommate to Dr. Brown for breast augmentation and they were also very happy with their results. About 8 months later I had some medical questions regarding a separate health issue. I reached out to Dr. Brown for advice. He spent so much time talking with me. What stood out and resonated with me, was he offered to talk to other medical professionals on my behalf to translate what I didn’t understand. He went above and beyond. Fast forward 20 years and 2 kids later, my breasts were still looking great but I wanted to exchange them for silicone. I also wanted to tighten the skin and remove the bulge above my cesarean section scar. I now live in New York and traveled down to Virginia to consult with him. I was greeted by his nurse, Amber. She wears many hats and is present from start to finish. It relieves a lot of stress when you have that one person to correspond with during such big decision and process as this. I’m impressed with her involvement on so many levels. Amber is a gem for his practice and they compliment each other making them a dynamic team. She’s in constant contact with me and super caring and interested. I wished I lived closer because I think we would be great friends. That’s how they make you feel at the Loudon Center for Plastic Surgery. My consult with Dr. Brown was everything I expected it to be. His warmth was evenly matched with my memories. Together, we had a plan to address my concerns. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of some procedures to treat my abdomen that were minimally invasive. My dates were set and when I arrived to my appointment I was happy that Dr. Brown’s surgical center was convenient and private. A hospital setting can’t compare to the personal care you receive there. Now I know how Beyonce felt when she reserved the entire maternity floor to deliver her baby. His operating room staff to include Clint and Angela were fantastic providing me comfort before, during and after my procedure. They not only made me feel physically at ease but emotionally as well. They constantly assured me everything was going to be great. I’m one week out and my results are awesome. I have a lot of healing ahead of me in the weeks to come but can tell it’s going to be a vast improvement. I’m so grateful for having Dr. Brown as my plastic surgeon. I can only hope he will never retire. I recommend him to anyone and everyone, near or far. His precision and expertise is priceless and any distance is worth giving your only body the best it deserves."- K.O. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr...."- M.G. / Yahoo / Jan 18, 2020
"I normally don’t take the time to write a review but due to how difficult it was for me to make the decision on cosmetic surgery coupled with deciding on which doctor and team to trust, I feel compelled to share my experience with others. Dr. Brown and his team are absolutely incredible. I had so many questions and concerns leading up to my surgery. Dr. Brown, Amber and Melissa answered every single one, eased my nerves and made me comfortable every step of the way including the day of surgery. During my recovery, Dr. Brown and Amber were always available for any questions and concerns I had. They all have been wonderful and I am truly pleased with the results and exceptional service provided. Thank you all for taking such good care of me and I highly recommend Dr. Brown and team!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 18, 2019
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
- Average Cost
- $250 - $500
- 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.