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WILLIAM BLANE RICHARDSON,MD

SOUTHERN GRACE PRECISION & AESTHETICS

Laser Hair Removal

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If you’re looking to get silky smooth skin without invasive or painful procedures, then laser assisted hair reduction might be just what you need. Reach out to Southern Grace Precision & Aesthetics in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, to find out if this treatment is right for you.

CONTENTS

  • HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
  • WHY MOTUS AY IS OUR CHOICE?
  • WHY US
  • IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL
  • BEFORE & AFTERS
  • WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TREATMENT?
  • COST
  • RELATED TREATMENTS
  • BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
  • FAQ

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser assisted long term hair reduction practices have come a long way since the first tool was invented in 1960. The very first tools were slow, ineffective, and caused burns to the skin. However, the laser removal tools used by professionals today offer the safest and most effective way to remove unwanted hair from your face, underarms, forearms, legs, and bikini line.

During the laser hair reduction treatment, the tool emits a laser light that’s absorbed by the pigment within the hair follicles. The energy produced by this laser is absorbed and converted into heat deep within the hair follicle. This damages the tube-shaped sacs found within the hair follicle which leads to inhibited or delayed hair growth.

The treatment won’t remove all the hairs after a single sitting and follow-up visits along with routine maintenance is required for the best result. Your skin type and tone, along with your hair color, will determine how many sessions you need. Laser assisted long term hair reduction usually requires two to six treatments which would be repeated every four to eight weeks.

Benefits

Treatment is Fast
Laser assisted hair removal treatments are fast, much faster than you may expect. Treating smaller areas such as the underarms or bikini line can take about 20 minutes. Larger areas such as your arms, legs, or back can take up to an hour.

Treatments are Cost Effective

Long term hair reduction through laser therapy is much more cost-effective in the long run. Shaving, waxing, and threading also have costs, and unlike laser removal, these treatments will have to be repeated every few weeks.

Treatment Eliminates Ingrown Hairs
Laser assisted hair reduction is much gentler on the skin than waxing, threading or even shaving. The treatment also prevents and eliminates ingrown hairs. Laser treatment is also recommended for most skin types, including those with sensitive skin, as it causes less irritation.

It Saves You Time
Think about all the extra time you take to shave your legs every day. Or the appointments you need to make for waxing and threading? With laser assisted hair removal, the results are much more effective and long-lasting.

You Can Shave Between Treatments
With most other treatments, such as waxing and threading, it’s recommended not to shave in between treatments. However, with long term hair reduction using lasers, you can still shave between sessions when needed without affecting the treatment and setting things back.

Treatment Financing Available

With Cherry Financing, you can pay for our procedures in 60 seconds, get approved 80% of the time, and choose your payment option.

Why We Use the Motus AY for Laser Hair Removal?

The Motus platform from Deka is the first high-speed Alexandrite laser that’s suitable for any skin tone. The Motus AY platform is fast, efficient, and can be used on the widest range of skin types when compared to other long term hair reduction tools.

Not only does the Mobus AY give individuals with varying skin tones the chance to benefit from laser assisted hair reduction treatments, but it also offers other beneficial applications. The Mobus AY is also useful for treating pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, leg veins and it can be used to provide a laser facial.

Another reason why the Motus AY platform is one of the best in the industry is that it’s the fastest and only in-motion Alexandrite laser. The progressive heating produced by the system also removes the laser-band effect produced by many other laser hair removal tools.

Before and Afters

Why Choose Southern Grace Precision & Aesthetics?

Southern Grace Precision & Aesthetics is the perfect choice for anyone looking for personalized and non-invasive beauty treatments in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina. From laser assisted hair reduction to anti-wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers, and more, Southern Grace Precision & Aesthetics offers a wide variety of services to help you look and feel your best.

Our experienced team of aestheticians will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care in an inviting atmosphere so you can relax and enjoy your experience with us.

Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

Let’s take a look at what makes an ideal candidate for long term hair reduction using laser treatments, as well as some of the conditions that can be addressed through this treatment.

Considerations Before Laser Hair Removal
By using the latest technology in laser assisted hair removal, we’re able to offer these services to more individuals. However, there are still certain considerations that would make you an ideal candidate to undergo laser hair reduction.

The ideal candidates for laser assisted hair removal are:

  • Adults with unwanted hair
  • Patients with darker hair that need to be removed
  • Patients who haven’t recently tanned or gotten a sunburn in the area being treated

However, laser hair removal might not be the best option if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have a history of skin conditions or severe scarring
  • Rely on blood-thinning medications
    Have tattoos in the area being treated

Areas That Can Be Treated

Laser assisted hair removal treatments can be used on various areas of the body. These areas include:

  • Legs
  • Underarm
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Back
  • Bikini area

It’s not recommended to use laser assisted hair removal treatments around the eyes, so if you want your brows shaped, techniques such as threading and waxing remain better options.

Before and Afters

Laser hair removal in Charleston isn’t an instant process and takes some time and a few sessions to deliver long-lasting results. Typically, the minimum number of sessions for women is six, while men should have eight. However, the number of sessions depends on your skin tone, hair growth, and other factors.

First Treatment – After your first treatment is when you’ll notice the biggest difference. The heat from the laser will weaken or destroy many of the hair follicles for results that you notice immediately. A few days after your first treatment, hair follicles will start to give way and fall out.
Second, Third, and Fourth Treatments – After the second treatment, you’ll see even more results. This is because the hair goes through its resting and growth cycle. This means that new hairs have grown that weren’t targeted during the first session.
Fifth Treatment – After your fifth treatment, the area will start to feel completely smooth and hair-free.
Final Treatment – After your final treatment, the area will be smooth and there will be a permanent 80% reduction in hair growth.
Maintenance – You’ll still need to attend maintenance treatments to keep hair from growing back. These can be scheduled every three – 12 months depending on your hair growth pattern and other factors.

What to Expect from Your Laser Hair Removal?

During your initial consultation, your esthetician will recommend a few things to do in preparation for your first treatment. These often include:

  • Staying out of the sun and using a high-quality sunscreen
  • Avoid skin-lightening treatments
  • Avoid other hair reduction treatments for at least four weeks
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications
  • Trim and shave the treatment area before laser removal

During the Procedure
The procedure usually takes between 15 minutes to one hour. Here is what the procedure entails:

  • The aesthetician might decide to shave the area again before starting.
  • A topical anesthetic may be applied.
  • You’ll be given protective eye gear to wear so that the treatment doesn’t affect your eyes.
  • A cooling gel will be applied to protect and soothe the skin during the treatment.
  • Once the laser is applied, you might experience some slight discomfort. The experience has been described as a warm pinprick or rubber band snapping against the skin.
  • After the treatment, you’ll be given lotion, anti-inflammatory cream, or ice packs to ease any discomfort.

Recovery and Aftercare

After the treatment, it’s common to feel some mild discomfort. This feeling has often been described as a light sunburn. It can be relieved using a moisturizer or cold compress. The discomfort should dissipate within a couple of days. You should also avoid direct sunlight for a few days after the treatment and apply high-quality sunscreen when going out.

Cost of Laser Hair Removal in South Carolina

There are various factors that impact the cost of laser hair removal in Charleston, South Carolina. These factors include the location of the treatment center, technique and tool use, and the size of the area being treated.

Many treatment centers offer a per-treatment rate as well as packages that include multiple sessions. Generally, the treatment rates for a standard laser assisted hair reduction session in South Carolina range from $250 – $400 per session.

Related Treatments

The Motus AY is a versatile tool that can be used for various treatments:

  • Pigmented Lesion Reduction: Pigmented lesions often appear as dark spots on the skin. The Motus AY laser is helpful in reducing the appearance of these lesions and lightening their color for more evenly toned skin.
  • Skin Revitalization: Laser treatment on the skin is also a great way to revitalize tired-looking skin. The heat produced during the laser treatment gently removes the outer layer of skin revealing the fresh new underlayer. It can also be effective at tightening the skin in the area being treated.
  • Vascular Lesion Reduction: Varicose veins and other vascular lesions can also be improved through laser therapy with a Motus AY. The heat produced during the treatment cuts off the blood supply to the lesion which promotes healing.

Book Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation at Our Mount Pleasant, SC Location

Are you looking for a qualified and experienced professional to help you with your beauty needs? Look no further than Southern Grace Precision & Aesthetics in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Our highly qualified and experienced professionals are ready to provide you with the personalized and non-invasive treatments that you need. From laser hair removal in Charleston to dermal fillers and other beauty treatments, we’ve got it all covered. BOOK YOUR LASER ASSISTED HAIR REDUCTION CONSULTATION at our Mount Pleasant, South Carolina location now!

FAQs

Is Motus AY a Good Hair Removal Laser Tool?

Yes, the Motus AY platform is currently one of the best laser hair removal tools on the market. It’s the first laser assisted hair reduction tool suitable for all skin types and is one of the fastest Alexandrite lasers to provide a painless hair removal treatment.

Does Laser Hair Removal Have Other Benefits?

Depending on the type of tool used, laser assisted hair removal has more benefits than just removing hair. For example, the Motus AY platform has also proven beneficial in treating various skin lesions and varicose veins.

Should I Shave or Not Before Laser Hair Removal?

It is recommended that you shave shortly before your laser removal treatment, as this will make it easier for the laser tool to glide across your skin. It also causes less irritation since the laser heats the hair follicle, which could slightly burn the skin if the hairs are left too long.

Is Waxing or Laser Hair Removal Better?

Laser hair removal has many benefits that make it a better option when compared to waxing. For one, laser assisted hair removal isn’t as painful or abrasive as waxing, this makes it better for sensitive skin. It’s also more effective at removing hair and can be completed much faster than waxing.

How Permanent is Laser Hair Removal?

While laser assisted hair removal isn’t permanent, it’s considered semi-permanent. This means that after your initial few sessions, you’ll only require maintenance every three to twelve months. As such, laser assisted hair removal is considered one of the most effective and long-lasting hair removal treatments.