Laser Hair Removal

Stop wasting valuable time with monthly waxing, painful plucking and tiresome tweezing.  Ingrown hairs CAN be a thing of the past.  You deserve to start living with laser hair removal.  Our patients experience a better quality of life after completing convenient, long-lasting laser hair removal treatments.

Choose our team of compassionate professionals because we can treat all areas of the body with our sensational lasers:  Sciton YAG and Candela GentleLase.

 

Our advantages:

  • We have the best lasers for hair removal
    • Candela GentleLase for fair skin tones
    • Sciton YAG for tanned and darker skin tones
  • Over 14 years of excellence at our Frederick location
  • You’ll see the same board certified Physician Assistant or Laser & Cosmetic Nurse at every appointment
  • We own all our lasers and have them strictly maintained and serviced
  • We can safely and effectively treat all skin tones at any time of the year
  • Guaranteed Treatment Track Record:  Our business stems from a family practice that has served Frederick for over 40 years!

 

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Pre-Pay for 5 Treatments and Get the 6th for FREE!

 

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Why might laser hair removal be right for me?

If you’ve spent years trying to remove unwanted hair–shaving, plucking, trying various creams–you’re probably ready for a more long-term solution. The Cosmetic & Skin Surgery Center offers the highest quality and most effective treatments with our skilled staff and state-of-the-art lasers. We’ll design a program specifically for your needs to reduce the density and thickness of your dark-colored hair. We provide these treatments in the comfort of our Frederick, Maryland office, and you’ll have the same medical professional for each treatment!

How does the laser work?

Our laser produces an intense beam of light that is absorbed specifically by the pigment in your hair follicles. The energy impairs the hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin, so that your treated hairs later fall out. Our laser is the most efficient laser available.

How long will my laser hair removal treatment take?

This depends on the size of the area being treated. Each laser pulse treats a quarter-sized area of skin. Treating the upper lip takes less than five minutes, the bikini area takes about 15-30 minutes, while a back may take 25-30 minutes.   Our caring medical professionals will talk with you about your concerns and design a laser hair removal program to specifically meet your goals.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically, our patients average five to six treatments. We all have millions of hair follicles on our bodies, but only actively growing (anagen) hair responds to each laser hair removal treatment. Hair follicles that are dormant (catagen) or have started naturally shedding (telogen) will eventually re-grow as anagen hairs, and will need to be treated in future sessions.

The total number of laser hair removal treatments you’ll need also depends on your hair density, color and caliber, along with your skin color. Patients with either darker skin or finer hair tend to need more treatments.

How frequently will I need to come in for my laser hair removal treatments?

For optimal results, we recommend that you come in every one to two months, depending on the site. If you wait too long between treatments, you will require more total treatments.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

The lasers used by The Cosmetic & Skin Surgery Center feature cooling devices to maximize our patient’s safety and comfort. You may have a little discomfort with each pulse, depending on your tolerance and the location, density, color, and thickness of your hair. If desired, you can buy a topical numbing cream and apply it 30 to 90 minutes before your treatments. Oral narcotics and sedatives are rarely used.

How long will it take me to recover?

Side effects are minimal, and can include a hive-like redness and swelling of the areas that were treated; occasional mild sensitivity or itchiness can also occur. Bruising is rare. However, these symptoms only last for a few hours of several days, and in one to three weeks that unwanted hair will shed!

How long will my results last?

The good news is that most of our patients have at least a 70 to 80 percent reduction in hair after two years. If any of your hair does return, it is usually much finer, less dense, and lighter colored.

What are some of the risks of laser hair removal?

This largely depends on two factors: the training and experience of the technicians, and the amount of pigment in a person’s skin. At The Cosmetic & Skin Surgery Center, highly-skilled and experienced medical professionals provide your treatments.

In the hands of poorly trained technicians, blistering, scarring, hyperpigmentation (darkening), or hypopigmentation (lightening) are more likely to occur.

Another factor that influences blistering and pigment alteration is the amount of pigment in a person’s skin. Pale Caucasian patients have a very low risk of these effects, while tan or darker individuals can have a risk factor greater than 20 percent. We’ll discuss your individual situation with you in your initial consultation.

There are a few reports of new hairs appearing in and around the treatment site, and these cases usually respond to additional treatments. Some patients also require supplemental topical agents such as Vaniqa®. A very small percentage of patients do not respond at all.

How can I minimize my risks?

  • Begin your laser hair removal treatments when your skin is at its palest. This will minimize the risks of blistering and lightening or darkening of your skin. To help identify patients who might have pigment changes, we frequently perform a small test spot several weeks before the full treatment
  • Apply daily UVA/UVB sunscreens and cosmetics to avoid tanning between treatments, and minimize your exposure to the sun
  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen products, and herbal remedies one week before each treatment to minimize bruising
  • Do not pluck, wax, or use electrolysis between laser treatments; this will help reduce the total number of treatments you need
  • Apply ice packs for a few minutes to the treated site to reduce temporary redness

What should I do after my treatment?

Help us determine the most effective energy level of your laser hair removal treatment by tracking how long your skin stays red. Otherwise, go on with your life as usual! You can apply make-up immediately afterwards, and any irregular or curled hairs can be shaved, cut, or removed with chemical depilatories. Exercise and exertion are also fine the day of your treatment, but may increase temporary redness.

How much will my laser hair removal cost?

We offer the most competitive prices with Susan and Jessie, our highly trained laser and cosmetic providers. See the chart below for information on how we can help you save!

*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.

Package pricing is available…pre-pay for 5 visits and get the 6th treatment for free!

Site Average Cost Per Treatment
Abdomen (full ABD) $300
Abdomen (line) $150
Back (lower or upper) $300
Bathing suit bikini (front) $125
Brazilian bikini (front and back) $300
Buttocks and or perianal (back) $250
Chest $300
Chin  $125
Complete arms  $500
Complete legs  $650
Ears $125
Extended bikini in front $200
Eyebrows/temples $125
Face-3 sites (lip, chin, sideburns) $225
Feet/Toes $125
Forearms $250
Front T-shirt $500
Full T-shirt (front and back) $950
Hands/Fingers $125
Lip (upper) $125
Lip/Chin $150
Lower legs with or without knee $350
Neck (front or back) $125
Neck (two sides) $200
Shoulders $250
Sideburns  $125
Underarms $125
Upper Arms $250
Upper legs with or without knee $350
Whole back, with shoulders & neck $650

Costs above are averages.  Exact cost will be determined at time of consult. 

Michael R. Warner, MD

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