Painful waxing and the hassle of continuously shaving undesired hair that pops up on our bodies can become a thing of the past once you’ve had laser hair removal. One of the most common cosmetic laser treatments available, laser hair removal is designed to get rid of unwanted hair in virtually any body area— permanently. Board-certified plastic surgeon Tiffany McCormack, MD uses the state-of-the-art GentleMax® Pro laser hair removal system, a highly effective procedure from our medi spa that can be used on all skin types and meet patients’ goals in fewer treatment sessions than is typically required by other laser systems.
Contact McCormack Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal in the Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe, California area.
Here at M Spa, we use highly trained and experienced Registered Nurses to deliver our laser hair removal treatments. Laser hair removal is considered a safe and effective way to significantly reduce unwanted hair. Light-based cosmetic therapies have been used safely for many years and typically have little risk of long-term side effects when treatment is performed by a licensed healthcare practitioner who is certified to do so.
Following treatment, you may experience the feeling of a sunburn as well as temporary redness and swelling. The skin may also feel sensitive or tender, with some patients experiencing a tingling sensation comparable to how the skin feels after being plucked or waxed. These reactions typically resolve within a few hours, but a cool compress or aloe vera gel can help soothe any discomfort until the effects subside.
An immediate reduction in your hair count can be noticed after one treatment session; however, due to the cyclical pattern of hair growth, most patients experience optimal results after three to nine sessions. Dr. McCormack will go over what you can expect at the time of consultation.
Once your treatment plan is complete and the desired outcome has been achieved, the results from laser hair removal with the GentleMax® Pro can last indefinitely. This technique can achieve long-term hair reduction that outlasts the outcomes of other technologies. Should hair in the treated area grow back, it typically appears finer, lighter, and much less noticeable than before treatment.