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Laser Hair Removal in Asburn, Virginia

Cosmetic Laser Hair Removal for Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, & Washington DC

Laser hair removal first began in the United States in 1995. It’s a fast and long-lasting method of removing facial or body hair. Laser hair removal is a wise choice that can improve the quality of life for many people. It is important to research your laser hair removal expert. Look for the type of laser and the qualifications of the provider. Our licensed medical aesthetician has years of experience in laser hair removal.

Former Methods of Hair Removal

In the past, hair was removed by shaving, waxing, tweezing, or electrolysis. There were even hair removal creams and lotions. Out of these choices, the only method that provided long-lasting results was electrolysis. The problem with electrolysis is that it only treats one hair follicle at a time. This makes for a very time consuming process.

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Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Lasers are a great tool for quickly removing hair. With the right type of laser and the correct settings, we can permanently stop the hair growth. This can be done without damaging the skin. Plus, we can treat lots of hair at the same time. This makes it quick to cover a large area.

Outdated Lasers

Cosmetic laser hair removal has been very popular. The past laser hair removal systems could not safely treat a wide range of skin colors. The older lasers operated at lower wavelengths of light. These lasers were only suited for a narrow range of people. They were limited. They had more risks and complications. People of color or tanned skin were burned and scarred by older lasers.

CoolGlide© Laser System

The CoolGlide systems were the first long pulse Nd:YAG laser systems to be FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. According to the FDA, permanent hair reduction is decreasing the number of hairs that regrow after treatment. Our lasers have shown permanent hair reduction in a laser hair removal study.This affordable laser hair removal system allows for the safe treatment of a wider range of skin types. It allows for effective and rapid treatment of large areas. Using this cutting-edge wavelength, this laser system is one of the best lasers for hair removal.

How Do Lasers Remove Hair?

Lasers work by damaging the root of the hair follicle. The laser can only remove hair when a hair shaft is present. The hair shaft is the target for the laser.Most of the hair follicles on the human body are empty. That means they are not actively growing a hair. Since only 25% to 35% of your hairs are actively growing at any time, these are the only ones that can be treated. The empty follicles without a hair are not affected by the laser. Since most hair follicles are not growing at a given time, laser hair removal takes more than one treatment. Usually 4-5 treatments are required. This allows the hair follicles to begin to grow a hair. To remove hair, the laser’s energy is absorbed by the hair. This creates heat. The heat destroys the hair cell.

Anatomy of hair for laser hair removal

Laser Hair Removal Cost

There are a large range of prices in the laser hair removal market. Many are overpriced. Most of them are not using a laser with effective power. Power is especially important during later treatments. Anyone considering laser hair removal treatments should research the treatment staff. Plus, look for the level of supervision. The quality of the laser is important. Price should only be considered after safety is ensured.

Most centers will package treatments by hair removal area. These packages generally include 4-6 treatments with additional fees for touch up treatments. Treatment times may range from 5 minutes to 1 hour. To determine your price per treatment, divide the number of treatments by the total cost. This may result in a fee per treatment area of anywhere from $100 for 5 minutes to $700 per hour. For example, they may charge $400 for four treatments to the chin. That means they charge $100 per visit. But patients may not know that a chin can be treated in 15 minutes. In another office, a patient may want laser hair removal of the chin, underarms, and lower legs. This patient may be charged for each area separately or get a reduced rate. This rate could amount to an hour of treatment for $700 per visit.

The office of Dr. Michael J. Brown takes the guesswork out of laser hair removal pricing. We offer standard time block fees. We price per time (BY THE HOUR), not by treatment! This makes appointments flexible for patients. Our most popular block is the one hour time block. We charge $300 for one hour appointment times. This is a reasonable price considering how much surface area can be treated in one appointment. Many competitors will offer package prices. This may seem like a deal, but the final cost may turn out to be double our price! Each patient has specific needs. A single package may not work for everyone. Our patients will have multiple areas treated in one visit for one price of $300. The hour time interval is from the time the person enters the room to the time the patient exits after treatment. The treatment time is roughly 50 minutes. Set up and clean up time are included in the one hour time interval. We also offer laser hair removal BY THE HALF HOUR at a very reasonable price of $200. For the more laser hair removal, we also have a ONE AND A HALF HOUR (90-minute) treatment block for $400. Two hours is $500. We are able to offer these prices because of our satisfied patients. Word of mouth is the best advertisement! Take advantage of our free laser hair removal consultation today.

Treatment Times

A typical 30-minute appointment can treat the upper lip, chin and underarms. That’s 3 areas all in one treatment for $200! Other areas that can be treated in 30 minutes include bikini, lower legs, or forearms. Please compare our prices. You will see the value. An hour treatment will usually allow for underarms, bikini, and lower legs. Or an hour session could treat a full face, underarms and bikini. A man may have his chest or back done. All those areas can be treated in an hour for $300. This is amazing pricing! In a 90-minute session, a person can get full legs and bikini. Another choice would be full legs and underarms. Men can have back or chest with shoulders or back of the neck. The combinations are only limited by the size of the treatment areas. In a two-hour laser hair removal session, women can get full legs, bikini, underarms, forearms, and often areas of the face as well. Men can have their full chest and back done with their shoulders too!

Dr. Brown offers Fraxel. Fraxel can effectively treat a variety of skin conditions. Click to learn about the Fraxel Treatments in Northern Virginia. Dr. Brown also provides Genesis Skin Therapy, which is a comfortable laser treatment for sun damage, redness, large pores and uneven textures. IPL Therapy helps to eliminate broken capillaries, wrinkles, rosacea, brown spots, spider veins and freckles. Another service provided by the plastic surgeons office is Titan Laser, which is laser used to treat sagging skin around the face and neck.