Laser Hair Removal: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow!

By Dr. Randy Rudderman
In Medical Spa Articles

Woman-armpit-towelLaser Hair Removal- A First Hand Story

Unwanted Hair can be an embarrassing topic, but everyone has it at some point in their life. I have waxed, shaved, and plucked for what seems like forever. Let’s not even mention all the various creams with a strange scent that promise hair removal that is effective and fast. After suffering from razor burns, ingrown hairs, and sensitive skin for way too long, I decided to turn to laser hair removal.

Why Laser Hair Removal?

  • Laser hair removal is quick, safe, and effective to get rid of unwanted hair
  • Lasers precisely target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged
  • Patients can return to normal daily activities after treatment
  • Patients can anticipate permanent hair reduction after the recommended series of treatments

My personal hair removal journey started almost two months ago. It all started with a dream and a brand new Elos Plus laser.  Anna, our medical esthetician, urged me to try this new technology. She said, “Believe me, you will love this and it is so worth it!” So off I went to Anna’s room to have the treatment.   Laser hair removal is ideal for your legs, face, bikini, under arms, and any area where there is dark unwanted hair. I chose my underarms because I immensely dislike ingrown hairs and razor burns that often occur in this region. An under arm treatment is relatively quick and takes around five minutes, and the process involves a small level of discomfort. I would best describe it as several little zaps to skin. Several days post procedure, I noticed the hair wasn’t as thick.  After my second treatment, I noticed the hair was more faint and I could go even longer without shaving. Anna recommended a total of six sessions, and I can’t wait for the final results. I look forward to treating additional areas.

What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?

  • Shave with a brand new clean razor. Shaving helps with locating the follicles.
  • Do not apply deodorant before the appointment
  • No tanning, spray tans, or self-tanners before treatment because of possible hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid waxing for six weeks prior to laser hair removal

So what are you waiting for? The only thing you have to lose is hair!!!



Dr. Randy Rudderman

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others. He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

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