Laser Hair Removal
Our laser treatments reduce unwanted hair safely and permanently to leave you with smooth, silky skin. Dr. Van O’Dell now offers laser hair removal at his North Little Rock, AR, office as part of our new service line, Absolute Skin Solutions. These procedures are designed to be administered either alone or in conjunction with cosmetic dentistry to complement beautiful and radiant smiles so you can enjoy a more complete transformation. Dr. O’Dell is specially trained in these procedures to ensure you achieve your desired results safely and comfortably.
Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
If you are tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking away unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be right for you. With this advanced treatment, Dr. O’Dell can eliminate your unwanted hair from your chin or upper lip, underarms, legs, and even your bikini area. Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigmentation in the hair follicles, making it especially effective for patients with fair skin and dark hair. Recent advancements have expanded candidacy to include patients with darker skin. Unfortunately, the procedure may not be a viable option for patients with light skin and light hair, including those with red, blonde, or grey hair. Dr. O’Dell will conduct a close evaluation to be certain that this treatment is right for you.
What to Expect during the Treatment Process
During your initial consultation with Dr. O’Dell, he will carefully evaluate your skin tone and hair, as well as your medical history, to ensure you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. When you return for your treatment, Dr. O’Dell will provide you with protective eyewear. After applying a cooling gel to prevent the skin from overheating, he will then focus the handheld laser on your treatment areas.
If you are tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking away unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be right for you.
The laser emits pulses of light energy, destroying the hair follicles. You may feel mild discomfort during this time, akin to that of a rubber band snapping against your skin. The treatment process may last just a few minutes for smaller treatment areas, or it may take a couple hours or more for larger areas.
Most patients require three or more treatments to fully eliminate unwanted hair. It is important to note that laser hair removal is not a permanent elimination of hair, but rather a permanent reduction in hair growth. Most patients begin to see regrowth within a year or so. The hair that grows back, however, is often thinner, lighter, and less coarse. With periodic maintenance treatments, you can enjoy long-lasting results. If you are considering a treatment such as a smile makeover, and wish to remove unwanted hair from an area such as the upper lip, this treatment can provide a beautiful complement.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a relatively painless way to eliminate unwanted hair. The procedure will free up the large amounts of time and money you spend shaving, waxing, or plucking. This treatment is safe for most patients, and there is no downtime or recovery, so you can go on with your day as soon as your treatment is complete. While shaving and plucking can result in a stubbly feeling within just a day or so, laser hair removal can give you long-lasting smooth skin.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you want a simpler way to eliminate unwanted hair that lasts far longer than shaving or waxing ever could, contact our office electronically or call (501) 758-5006 to schedule a consultation. Dr. O’Dell can eliminate your unwanted hair for up to a year or more, and permanently reduce re-growth. He can also recommend other treatments from our Absolute Skin Solutions service to help you achieve all your cosmetic goals.