Laser Hair Removal


Hair removal works best when there is color in the hair. People with lighter hair might see only moderate improvement regarding laser hair removal and may need a greater number of treatment sessions. Darker hair responds best. Gray or white hair will not respond to therapy and cannot be treated.


Is it permanent?

Treatment results may vary among patients. Our Sciton and Coolglide YAG lasers are cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. The FDA defines permanent hair reduction as the long term, stable reduc­tion in the number of hairs re-growing after treatment regime.


What does it feel like?

The laser treatment may feel like a mild sting similar to a rubber band snap for a fraction of a second. Our lasers have built in cooling tips that not only protect the skin but also help to minimize the discomfort.


How long does the treatment take?

An upper lip and chin can be done in a 15-minute session. Underarms or bikini lines usually take 20 to 30 minutes. Legs and back take longer. Very often, follow up treatments are shorter (and less expensive) because there is much less hair to treat.


How many treatments are necessary?

This is very important to understand. Hair goes through three stages of development. Typically in the anagen stage, the hair will respond more effectively to treatment. At any given time, only one third of human hair is in the anagen stage. For this reason, it is necessary to treat an area a minimum of three times with the treatments spaced approximately 6 weeks apart in order to see the best and longest lasting results. Darker hair will respond better, but both dark and light hair may need up to 6 treatments for maxi­mum response and the best long-term results.


Results - What should you expect?

There are often no immediate changes. Your skin may get slightly red or even develop a small crust that will peel. The laser may temporarily leave small red marks on your skin. The marks clear up in a few days. The hair that has been destroyed will not start to fall out for 2-3 weeks. Many times it will get darker and thicker just before it falls out. Don't worry if you do not see an obvious change immediately after your first treatment. Because several therapies are required, unlimited yearly packages save costs and provide best results. Laser hair removal is ideal for most clients. Call the experts at Ford Center for Anti-Aging 423.614.0535, extension 103, to schedule your consultation today.



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Dennis C. Ford, M.D.
2020 Keith Street, NW, Suite C
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 614.0535