Hedden Plastic Surgery logo

Birmingham Office 205.980.1744

Auburn Office 334.501.0200

Toll Free 800.HeddenMD

Envision a beautiful new you
Dr. William Hedden snapchat icon

Live Plastic Surgery Videos

Join us on SnapChat to see live procedures!

Videos of live surgery

Laser Spa Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Remove Unwanted Hair with Birmingham, Alabama Certified Laser Technicians

Imagine being free of waxing, razors and other inconvenient and often painful hair removal methods. Now men and women alike are making unwanted hair on the bikini line, face, legs, arms, back and other areas a thing of the past with Laser Hair Removal.

The Certified Laser Technicians at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone use the Cutera CoolGlide Laser to deliver 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the CoolGlide laser can safely and effectively treat men and women of all skin types any time of the year — even patients with a suntan.

The Cutera CoolGlide was designed to be the most outstanding laser hair removal system for all skin types, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength and innovative cooling allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results. Schedule an appointment for Birmingham-Hoover, AL laser hair removal today and say goodbye to hair removal hassles.

Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions

What do Laser Hair Removal treatments feel like?

As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required. However, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

You will see noticeable results on day 3 or 4 when the superficial tissue has peeled off, leaving fresh, new, healthy skin underneath.

How many treatments will I need?

Laser hair removal model

Most areas require three to six treatments. However, the number of laser hair removal treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors — hair thickness, the area treated and your hair's growth cycle.

Not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases — growth, regression and resting. Laser hair removal treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

What happens after treatment?

Immediately following your laser hair removal treatment at our Birmingham, Alabama cosmetic center, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. You may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair 3 to 7 days after treatment. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.

What are the possible side effects?

Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Schedule an appointment for your skin assessment at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

How does Laser Hair Removal compare with electrolysis?

Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, laser hair removal effectively treats an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.

Laser hair removal model Laser hair removal model

To find out more about ridding yourself of unwanted hair with Laser Hair Removal in Birmingham, Alabama, contact Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone today.