Facial Hair Removal - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Facial hair removal is a high value service:
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Women facial hair is often found on the chin, cheeks, and upper lip. Laser can effectively eliminate this hair and keep the skin smooth look.
Men often suffer from pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps) in the Beard area. Laser treatments make the hair sparser and finer preventing the razor bumps.
Men often come to our office also to remove unwanted hair on the ears.
Facial laser hair removal is an excellent solution for the right candidates. However, before considering the procedure make sure the hair is not a result of hormonal imbalance. If this is the case, treatment of the underlying hormonal changes should start simultaneously with laser hair reduction.
I am getting soft white hairs all under my chin. They are coming fast and furious. I have been tweezing every few days , but that seems to produce more. I’ve heard the lazer does NOT work on white hairs. But how about electrolysis for permanent removal?
Electrolysis is the only known permanent treatment for white hair.
Hello, I’ve notice Upper lip hair which I never had before. I’m 43 years old and want a quote on removal of facial hair.
You can review up-to-date fees for laser hair reduction and learn if your hair is treatable on our website at http://www.ringpfeildermatology.com/laser-hair-removal.php.
Price is per treatment and it take about 6 treatments 4-6 weeks apart to reduce 90% of hair. Blonde, grey and white hair cannot be removed with laser.
Hello, I was interested in getting laser treatment to remove the hairs on the outer tip of my nose and was wondering if laser treatment would be a good option for me. I’m African American and the hairs on the tip of my nose are a little thick.
Hair can be removed by laser if the tip of the laser can be applied to an area. This is the case on the outside of the nose, including tip. Hair on the inner aspect of our nose cannot be removed by laser.
What is your location in philly. I have razor bumps from haircuts primary in back of head. Can they be temoved.
Our Center City office is located on 1516 Locust Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Our telephone number is 610-525-5250. If you call our office, I can help you schedule an appointment to treat your razorbbumps. You may also schedule an appointment on our website at https://www.ringpfeildermatology.com.
im a mtf transexual, puerto rican with coarse balck hair im currently on hrt and i wanted to know how effective laser is when trying to remove a mele beard completly and if you had any expirience with other trans people
We perform laser hair reduction in the beard area and have treated many MTF transsexuals successfully. It takes 6-8 treatments to reduce hair very significantly and render any remaining hair very fine. Beard removal also requires periodic maintenance treatments about once every 6 months.
I have hair growing on my helix, lobule, scaphoid fossa, tragus, and out of my intertragus notch…can all of these areas be treated by laser
Yes,all these areas can be treated by laser. Only hair in the external ear canal cannot be treated.
I am a 53 year old, medium brown complected, African American woman who has coarse chin hairs and a fine mustache for many years. I always shaved the mustache but I plucked the hairs on my chin. I noticed that plucking my chin hairs was leaving dark spots and small unsightly bumps . I decided I needed a more permanent solution to get rid of the dark, bumps. I went and had laser treatments at American laser for nearly 2 years, which did absolutely nothing.In fact, I think it made my chin hairs worse. I’m thinking maybe Electrolysis may be a better option. My question is How many sessions does it usually take to treat chin hairs with electrolysis ? How much does each session cost? Also do you offer treatments to help even out skin tones or would I have to go to a separate place to treat my sensitive, blotchy skin? Lastly, Do you accept credit cards? I have insurance, But its crappy so I highly doubt it covers this.
Laser hair removal and electrolysis both destroy hair follicles permanently and are able to eventually resolve dark bumps that occur with coarse hair. Bumps that occur with repeated plucking might be scars and might not improve after either treatment.
It is difficult to provide an estimate for electrolysis. Every hair is targeted as a single unit. It takes almost one minute per hair follicle to be destroyed when performed properly. Each 15 minute session currently charges $25 and each 30 minute session is currently $50 in our office. Hair must have grown to the surface to be able to be targeted. This can take up to 4 weeks after plucking or waxing. Hair does not need to more than a tiny bit visible and may be clipped during the process. We usually recommend sessions every week or every other week.
The most common reason for failure to achieve results during laser hair removal is the use of an inadequate laser. American Laser used diode lasers for hair removal. Diode laseefr as are very efective in light complected individuals with dark hair. Nd:YAG lasers are most effective in darkly complected individuals with dark hair. Lasers do not usually the skin while there is a a small chance of scar formation with electrolysis. I general, I recommend that you try laser hair removal with an Nd:YAG laser as 6 treatments every 6 weeks are expected to deliver the best results in your circumstances. However, you may chose either Nd:YAG or electrolysis in our office.
Can you remove hair from the outer edges of the nose?
Hair that grows on the exposed skin of the nose (even on the rim) can be reached by laser. Hair on the moist surface of the nares, which is the part that cannot easily be seen by looking at the nose, is not yet treatable by laser.
I’m curious about having razor bumps removed and what the procedure is like and the cost.
Razor bumps can be minimized and may even sometimes fully disappear if laser hair reduction is an option in the affected area. The cost depends on the area being treated. Excision of razor bumps is not recommended as it would leave unsightly scars.