Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Dominique J. Smith, MD -  - Gynecologist

Premier Health & Wellness

Dominique J. Smith, MD

Gynecologist & Integrative Medicine located in Lithonia, GA

Are you tired of the hassle and expense of shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair? If so, laser hair removal is definitely something to consider and is one of many treatments available from Dominique J. Smith, MD, and the team at Premier Health & Wellness in Lithonia, Georgia. Laser hair removal can eliminate unwanted hair and let you focus on enjoying soft, smooth skin. Online scheduling makes it easy to find an appointment time that fits your busy life, or you can always call to check appointment availability.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses concentrated beams of light to impede hair growth. The best way to understand the process is to think about how your hair grows. Covering your body is thousands of hair follicles, and at the base of each follicle is a hair root. 

This is where hair cells develop, and as they stack, they extend through the follicle and the outer layers of your skin. That process occurs in phases, including an active growth phase and periods of transition, resting, and shedding. Only a portion of your hair is in each phase at any given time. 

Laser hair removal works by destroying the targeted follicle. As the laser pulses across your skin, the pigment in your hair follicles absorb the light and converts it into heat. The heat damages the follicle, preventing regrowth. This process works best when your hair is in the active growth phase, which is why it takes multiple treatments to cover all follicles. 

Laser hair removal is a great option for unwanted hair on your face, legs, arms, abdomen, back, and bikini area. You can even have small areas treated like the tops of your toes or the nape of your neck. 

Is laser hair removal painful?

Most people find laser hair removal tolerable, and many report no discomfort during the process. Others liken the experience to the snap of a rubber band against the skin. You only feel the “zap” of the laser in follicles that contain a hair, so the first sessions create the most sensation. 

Laser hair removal does rely on heat to destroy targeted hair follicles, but the treatment platform uses a patented cooling system to keep your skin at a comfortable temperature from start to finish. If you have especially sensitive skin, ask your Premier Health & Wellness provider about numbing creams that can reduce sensation during your sessions. 

Is laser hair removal expensive?

The up-front cost of laser hair removal may seem expensive at first glance, but when you take a closer look at the numbers, this approach makes good financial sense. All those razors, replacement blades, wax strips, salon visits, and depilatory creams aren’t free. 

Those costs add up over time. There’s also the value of your time. Laser hair removal delivers smooth, sleek skin in just a few visits to Premier Health & Wellness. That means no more time spent in the endless cycle of waxing, shaving, and plucking. It also means no more razor rash or ingrown hairs to deal with. 

At the end of the day, laser hair removal is an investment that pays off sooner rather than later. If you’d like to explore this option in more detail, schedule an appointment at Premier Health & Wellness today. You can book a visit online or by phone, so don’t delay.