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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair removal is a safe and sustainable cosmetic procedure designed to remove or reduce unwanted hair in nearly any part of the body.

But the results with laser hair removal can sometimes vary, depending on the type of laser technology used, the skills and experience of the laser treatment provider, and the patient’s skin and hair type and color.

At the time of initial consultation, the laser expert will evaluate the patient’s candidacy for this procedure and discuss their personal cosmetic goals. Based on this feedback, they will create a customized laser hair removal plan and provide an estimate of the number of laser treatment sessions required.

The stellar and reliable Dr. Landon McLain of McLain Surgical Arts provides laser hair removal to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities in The Cotton State.


Targeted Treatment

An advantage with laser hair removal over traditional hair reduction procedures is that the results are longer lasting and more precise with lasers. The laser beam targets the melanin or pigment in the unwanted hair follicles. The melanin absorbs the sharp light, and thereby receives intense heat energy. It destroys the follicle, and stops future hair growth.

The laser expert will explain to the patient that hair grows in cycles, which means that a single laser treatment will destroy the hair which are in the current growth cycle. In order to destroy all the hair follicles during different growth cycles, the patient will usually require four to eight treatment sessions.

Each treatment session can be spaced about a month apart with an aim to capture the hairs during their active growth phase. The laser hair removal expert will review the unique aesthetic needs of the patient and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.


Long-term Results

Laser hair removal using advanced laser devices offers long-term or even provides permanent hair reduction. Light energy through sharp laser beams is absorbed by the pigment in the active hair follicles. This eliminates their ability to grow hair.

As hair follicles are in the active growth phase at different times, multiple treatments are necessary. Compared to traditional hair removal options, laser creates smoother and longer lasting results with the least possible discomfort.



The procedure begins with the shaving of the area to be treated. This should be done a few days prior to the day of laser treatment. On the day of the procedure, the treatment provider may apply a local anesthetic cream on the area for patient comfort, but this is not essential in every case. Sometimes a gel, spray or a cool laser tip may be used.

The laser is adjusted for size, power and pulse frequency to optimize the treatment. The patient is required to wear special glasses designed to protect the eyes from sharp laser light. The treatment provider will focus the laser energy on targeted hair follicles using a hand-held device. The length of a single treatment session can vary according to the size of the area to be treated.

The capable and innovative Dr. Landon McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other communities and towns in this part of the nation for laser hair removal.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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