Laser Hair Removal
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Laser Hair Removal to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Tired of shaving, waxing and plucking? Consider laser hair removal, which uses an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system to eliminate unwanted hair for up to 17 weeks at a time. A non-invasive and relatively painless procedure, laser hair removal is safe for most skin types and hair colors, using bursts of light energy to remove hair and hinder further growth.
If you're sick of unsightly hair on your face, bikini line, neck, arms, legs or elsewhere on your body, laser hair removal at Dr. Richard A. Pecunia's Mississippi office may be the answer. He and his Hattiesburg staff have helped various men and women from Forrest County and Lamar County, as well as other nearby locales.
How is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
At Dr. Pecunia's facility in Hattiesburg, we perform laser hair removal using an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system, which directs bursts of light at the hair follicles, effectively destroying them and inhibiting re-growth. The procedure can take anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour, depending on the treatment area.
A topical anesthetic will be applied to sensitive areas, and you'll be given special eyewear to protect your eyes from the light. One of our trained medical professionals will then use a small hand piece to touch your skin with flashes of IPL. While results are long-lasting, you may need up to eight laser hair removal treatments to ensure the best outcome.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure for almost anyone interested in ridding their body of unwanted hair. However, the best candidates for laser hair removal tend to be people with dark, course hair and light skin. Patients with darker skin may still benefit from the treatment, but to a lesser extent.
The following is a list of criteria you should consider before undergoing laser hair removal with us in Hattiesburg:
- Blond, grey or red hair is more difficult to treat
- Tanned patients must let their tan fade before treatment
- Skin disorders, such as psoriasis, cystic acne and dermatitis, may preclude you from laser hair removal
- Anyone taking Retin-A, Accutane or select other medications are not suitable candidates
- Pregnant women should not undergo laser hair removal
- Anyone with a pacemaker or metal screws in the treatment area should not receive laser hair removal
What Kind of Post-Procedure Laser Hair Removal Care Can I Expect?
Following laser hair removal with us in Hattiesburg, you may experience swelling, soreness and redness of the treatment area. You should gently cleanse the area with a mild soap and apply any lotions or ointments that have been prescribed. You will be advised to stay out of the sun, or wear a strong sun block if you're going to be exposed to sunlight.
Laser hair removal requires minimal down time, and you're able to resume normal activities immediately. Do not, however, continue waxing or using depilatory creams after the treatment.
What are the Typical Results of Laser Hair Removal?
Patients who have received laser hair removal are generally ecstatic that they no longer have to undergo painful waxing and plucking or continually shave problem areas. You can view some of our happy, hair-free patients in our Hattiesburg laser hair removal before and after pictures.
Duration of results depends on the treatment area. Upper body hair removal typically lasts from seven to 11 weeks, mid-body results last from 10 to 16 weeks and leg treatments last from 11 to 17 weeks. You can see a wide range of these results in our Hattiesburg laser hair removal before and after pictures.
What are Hattiesburg Laser Hair Removal Costs?
Hattiesburg laser hair removal prices vary depending on the treatment area. Dr. Pecunia's friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you set up your personal consultation, so you can learn more about pricing and other laser hair removal details.
It is important to note that laser hair removal can actually end up costing you less than waxing over time. Please call us today and let us answer any questions you may have about this —or any other —cosmetic procedure. Dr. Pecunia and his experienced medical team welcome men and women from Hattiesburg, as well as other communities in and around Forrest County and Lamar County.
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