Laser Hair Removal
Get smooth and stay smooth with comfortable, effective laser hair removal in Loudoun County. Permanent hair removal with our advanced IPL laser can help you save time and gain confidence.
Permanent Hair Removal with Sciton Forever Bare BBL™
At Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery, we offer highly advanced laser treatments, including laser hair removal with the state-of-the-art Sciton Forever Bare BBL. This revolutionary treatment harnesses the power of intense pulsed light (IPL) to significantly reduce hair and prevent it from growing back. Forever Bare can be used to remove hair from almost anywhere on the face or body, including the legs, arms, abdomen, back, bikini area, chin, or neck.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal with Forever Bare
Laser hair removal can renew your confidence and improve your daily routine by saving you from the hassle of frequent shaving, waxing, or tweezing. Hair removal with Forever Bare BBL offers additional benefits over traditional laser hair removal:
- Fully customizable
- No downtime needed
- Quick, in-office treatment
- Safe and effective for many skin types
- Built-in cooling technology for a comfortable experience
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Forever Bare uses gentle heat created by focused light energy to destroy hair follicles with precision that spares the surrounding skin from any damage. The revolutionary BBL device provides even and accurate coverage for hair removal and is quick and effective for small and large treatment areas.
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
There are a few things you need to do in preparation for your Forever Bare treatment:
- Avoid waxing, threading, or depilatories for 6 weeks before treatment (shaving is okay)
- Stay out of the sun and discontinue sunless tanners for 4 weeks prior to treatment
- Stop using exfoliating products, such as those with glycolic acid or retinol, one week before treatment.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
One of the many benefits of Forever Bare is the unique sapphire plated handpiece that cools the skin to ensure your comfort during treatment. You will feel some warmth, which may be compared to a hot stone massage. Forever Bare is also quicker than many traditional hair removal lasers. Treatment time will vary depending on the treatment area, but each session is generally less than 20 minutes.
Recovery After Laser Hair Removal
There is no downtime needed and patients typically resume regular activities right away. You may experience some mild swelling or redness immediately after treatment, which should resolve within a few hours. Your provider will give you after care instructions and it is important to keep the treated area out of the sun.
Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Almost anyone who would like to reduce or remove unwanted hair may be a candidate for Forever Bare BBL. In general, laser hair removal treatments are most effective on patients with dark hair and light skin, but Forever Bare’s advanced technology makes laser hair removal possible on people with darker skin (up to a Fitzpatrick Type V.) However, there are no laser treatments that can effectively remove blonde hair.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Multiple sessions are needed for thorough hair removal because hair follicles are active in cycles. The number of treatments will vary depending on your goals; many patients require 3 to 6 sessions for optimal results, but more sessions may be required based on the treatment area, hair type, and skin type.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Yes, laser hair removal is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced provider.1 Most common side effects, such as redness and irritation, are temporary.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it will not grow back. However, many people prefer the term “laser hair reduction” because the body has many hair follicles. Typically, any hair regrowth you do experience in a treated area will occur because that follicle was in a resting phase of the growth cycle during your treatment. This is why multiple sessions, spaced several weeks apart, are needed for optimal results.
Do men get laser hair removal?
Yes! Many men love laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair on the hands, chest, or back.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Every Forever Bare BBL treatment plan is fully customized, so pricing will vary depending on the treatment area and the number of sessions needed. Schedule a consultation appointment to learn more about individual pricing.
Contact Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery
Our comprehensive aesthetic practice is overseen by renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Lickstein and our non-surgical treatment plans are designed by Zineb Moussafir, our Director of Medical Aesthetics. Contact us to learn more or schedule your consultation today.
1 Cleveland Clinic. Laser Hair Removal. Available: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/21757-laser-hair-removal# Accessed March 23, 2022.