Laser Hair Removal
At Coastal Dermatology and Medspa, our priority is to deliver quality dermatology care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting.
IPL Laser Hair Removal
Eliminating unwanted hair can be a tedious and painful process. Waxing, shaving and plucking require constant maintenance and can lead to cuts, burns or ingrown hairs. If you want soft, silky skin that lasts without the hassle, laser hair removal at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE may be what you’ve been looking for. Combining the latest IPL laser technology with years of experience, Dr. Ryan Krch can upgrade your skincare routine by permanently eliminating unwanted hair. Now you ditch the razors and can achieve the smooth, beautiful skin you’ve always wanted at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Phoenix, Arizona.
What is IPL Laser Hair Removal?
Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal is a long-lasting treatment for hair removal that targets growth at its source. Delivering highly concentrated energy deep into the hair shaft where it is absorbed by the pigment or melanin, laser hair removal safely damages hair follicles to dramatically slow and prevent future growth. A course of treatments can permanently reduce unwanted hair for smoother, softer looking skin. Other advantages of laser hair removal include:
- Permanent hair growth reduction of 80 to 90 percent
- Longest-lasting results compared to other hair removal methods
- Large treatment areas for improved efficiency
At Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE, the advanced IPL laser device is calibrated depending on the coarseness or color of your hair and skin for maximum effectiveness, ensuring highly individualized treatments tailored just for you. This also allows Dr. Krch to perform laser hair removal almost anywhere on the body, adjusting the device as needed for optimal results on the face, chest, arms, legs, bikini area and more.
Is IPL Laser Hair Removal right for me?
You may have heard that laser hair removal is limited to patients with light skin and dark hair, but the advanced IPL laser at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE utilizes state-of-the-art technology that can be used on almost any combination of skin or hair colors. This makes laser hair removal a safe and effective treatment for all most men and women who want to eliminate unwanted hair, providing meaningful results regardless of complexion. If you’re interested in laser hair removal, you may be a good candidate if you:
- Are tired of wasting time shaving or waxing
- Want to save money on razors or salon visits
- Are looking for a permanent solution for unwanted hair
- Can commit to four to six treatments for optimal results
- Don’t have an existing skin condition or infection
Dr. Krch and his team of laser specialists can determine if laser hair removal is right for you by assessing your skin and hair during a free in-person or virtual consultation. Your goals and concerns will also be addressed to ensure that laser hair removal can meet your needs before Dr. Krch develops an individualized treatment plan just for you.
Your IPL Laser Hair Removal at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE
Before you arrive for your laser hair removal treatment, you’ll be given detailed instructions on how to prepare for your appointment. You should shave prior to the procedure but abstain from waxing, plucking or depilatories to ensure the hair follicle is intact. This makes it easier for the laser to target unwanted hair and helps to maximize the safety and effectiveness of your treatment for optimal results. You should avoid all sun exposure for a least 1 week before and after your treatment. We recommend to all patients to limit sun exposure and to always wear sun-protective clothing and sunscreen when out in the sun or in vehicles.
On the day of your appointment, you’ll arrive at the office to review your treatment plan with Dr. Krch. Next, areas that will be targeted by the laser will be cleansed and a topical anesthetic may be applied to ensure your comfort. Both you and the laser specialist will then put on safety glasses to protect your eyes from any harmful light emitted by the laser. Once you’re ready to begin, a handheld device will deliver pulses of IPL laser energy into your hair follicles, each burst lasting just a few micro-seconds to vaporize the hair bulb. You may feel some discomfort as the laser works to eliminate unwanted hair, but the procedure is generally well-tolerated, with most patients comparing the sensation to a rubber band slightly snapping on the skin. The laser can target several hairs at once to reduce the duration of your procedure, but the length of your session will vary depending on the size and scope of the areas being treated. The arms and legs may take an hour or more to complete, while smaller areas such as the chin or upper lip may only take a few minutes.
What happens after IPL Laser Hair Removal?
After your treatment, you may notice some redness, swelling or irritation in treated areas. This is completely normal and will subside over the next few days without a lasting impact. To help reduce any discomfort or inflammation you may experience, Dr. Krch may recommend that you apply a steroid cream or ice and provide you with detailed after instructions. In the weeks following your appointment, you will be more susceptible to sun exposure and need to avoid the sun for a week and to apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen and UV protective hats and clothing to protect your skin at all times. Aside from these precautions, you’ll be able to resume all normal activities after your treatment to with little to no downtime or recovery.
What kind of results can I expect from IPL Laser Hair Removal?
You’ll notice an immediate reduction in unwanted hair after your first laser hair removal treatment, but more permanent results will take time to develop. Treated hairs will gradually shed in the weeks after your appointment and new growth will dramatically slow, but hair growth occurs in stages and will require a series of four to six treatments for an optimal outcome. After each appointment, your hair will come back thinner and finer until new growth ceases, permanently reducing unwanted hair by 80 to 90 percent. Touch-up treatments can help keep treated areas soft and smooth for years by quickly eliminating any new growth that may occur over time.
Contact Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE
If you want a more permanent solution for eliminating unwanted hair, laser hair removal at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE can help you achieve the long-lasting results you desire. With years of experience and the latest IPL laser technology, Dr. Ryan Krch and his team of laser specialists provide an unmatched experience that ensures the best results possible. Contact or call Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Phoenix, Arizona today at 480-493-5833 to learn more about laser hair removal and what it can do for you.
How does it work?
- When injected into the area beneath your chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
- The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
- Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body's natural metabolism.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
- Your healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need, based on the amount and distribution of you submental fat and your personal treatment goals.
- Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.
- Fifty-nine percent of people treated with Kybella® in clinical studies received 6 treatments.
How is Kybella® administered?
- Kybella® is given during an in-office visit. The injection process may take 15-20 minutes.
- Your healthcare provider will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
What can I expect after my treatment session?
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session.
You should be able to resume your daily activities, but are likely to have swelling so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment.
Prior to your treatment session, your healthcare provider may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable.
After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.
Will there be side effects?
The most common treatment area side effects include:
- Areas of hardness
Kybella® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies).
If these statements apply to you, ask your doctor if Kybella® is right for you.
Before receiving treatment, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if Kybella® will harm your unborn baby); or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if Kybella® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive Kybella®).