Laser Hair Reduction Nashville
Our providers utilize the LightSheer™ Diode Laser to reduce hair from small target areas such as the face, upper lip, neck, chest, breasts/nipples, underarms and bikini line. This is the most advanced medical treatment for permanent hair reduction.
To learn more about Laser Hair Reduction, call Cool Springs Plastic Surgery or click here to schedule a free consultation today.
Is Laser Hair Reduction for You?
During the initial consultation, we will ask about your medical history, assess your skin type and explain the risks and benefits of laser hair reduction. To reduce the risk of complications, we may ask you to refrain from taking medications such as aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or dietary supplements such as niacin and Vitamin E. If you have a tan from sun exposure or sunless tanning products, you must wait until the tan fades completely before you can undergo this treatment, due to increased risk of side effects such as blistering and discoloration.
Laser hair reduction can be performed on areas across the entire body, including the:
- Upper Lip
- Bikini Line
What to Expect
The length of the procedure depends on the area of the body involved. Smaller areas can take as little as a few minutes. Larger areas, such as the back, can take several hours. Generally, this procedure only causes a mild discomfort, so we normally don’t need anesthetics. As a protective measure, you will wear goggles during the procedure to ensure that your eyes are not exposed to the laser light. Slight charring of the hair may occur, so you may notice a strong odor of singed hair during the procedure. This is normal. Afterward, you can expect slight redness and some swelling.
Rarely, temporary complications may include pain, swelling, redness and blisters. Permanent complications may include scarring and skin discoloration.
Costs are dependant upon your needs and goals.
Most health insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures. In some instances, if you attempt to secure insurance reimbursement for cosmetic procedures, your insurance company may view it as fraud.