Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Common Questions & Answers About Laser Hair Removal in Indianapolis

Laser hair removal is a technique performed by dermatologists such as Dr. C. William Hanke of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. Patients often have many questions about laser hair removal, and Dr. Hanke is here to provide the answers to such laser hair removal FAQs, such as:

What is laser hair removal and how does it work?

Laser hair removal is the removal of unwanted hair using a laser. The laser works by heating the hair follicle and damaging or destroying it so the hair won’t grow back for a long period of time.

Does it hurt?

The hair removal technology used by Dr. Hanke in our Indianapolis dermatology practice, called Soprano Ice, has been described by his patients as being similar to a “warm stone massage.” His patients have stated that because of the cooling system of Soprano Ice, hair removal treatments are comfortable and relatively painless.

What areas can I treat?

Common areas treated by Dr. Hanke include the chin, underarm, upper lip, sideburns, legs, back, and bikini line.

How long do treatments take?

Depending on the area treated, smaller areas, including the upper lip, can be completed in a very short time, possibly even 2 to 5 minutes. Treatment of the face and underarms can take from 5 to 15 minutes and the bikini line can take about 30 minutes. Larger areas of the body such as the back and legs can take 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes.

At your consultation appointment with Dr. Hanke, he will discuss your hair removal treatment procedure and what you can expect during and after treatment. He can also answer any additional questions about the Soprano Ice system you may have.

Have More Questions Not Covered in our Laser Hair Removal FAQs?

For further information and additional frequently asked questions about laser hair removal, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. C. William Hanke at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, your dermatologist in Indianapolis.

Which Popular Cosmetic Procedure is Right for Me?

At some point in our lives, we will wish we could turn back the hands of time to get that younger-looking skin. However, while there has been no Fountain of Youth discovered just yet that doesn’t mean that there are more realistic options available to you that could give you the results you crave. Find out about the different cosmetic procedures we offer at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana in Indianapolis and what they could do to boost your appearance and confidence.

Which Popular Cosmetic Procedure is Right for Me?

Laser Skin Resurfacing

DOT Therapy CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is a popular cosmetic procedure if you are suffering from blotchiness, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity in your skin due to sun damage. This resurfacing technique uses a fractionated carbon dioxide laser to treat the skin. By creating micro-tears in your skin, it causes your body to produce a natural healing process and causes new collagen to form. This treatment is performed awake under topical anesthesia. The face and neck can be treated in as little as 15 minutes.

Intense Pulsed Light, IPL PhotoFacial

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a popular cosmetic procedure if you are suffering from years of sun damage that has caused hyperpigmentation and redness. IPL light treatment could give you back a more youthful appearance. What makes this treatment ideal is that there is no recovery period so you can undergo treatment and continue with your daily activities. IPL is usually performed in three to five sessions at 3-week intervals. The results are gradual over the multiple sessions.

Laser Hair Reduction

Do you have unsightly or unwanted hair? Are you tired of plucking or waxing all the time? Then say goodbye to all these daily or weekly rituals and find out how painless laser hair removal treatment can reduce the appearance of dark, thick hair. This laser has been FDA-approved to reduce hair and to destroy hair follicles so the hair won’t grow back. Multiple treatments are usually performed over the course of several weeks to make sure we target enough of the unwanted hairs.

Cosmetic Injectables

If you are looking for a fast, almost painless way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and chin, then hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm could give you younger results in only a few days. A series of tiny injections are given into certain areas of the face. The treatments only takes a few minutes. Patients can come in for maintenance treatments every year or so as needed.

Get Started with a Popular Cosmetic Procedure in Indianapolis

Interested in any of our popular cosmetic procedures? If so, the next step is to find out which treatment aligns best with your goals and needs. Let’s sit down and talk. Contact us for a consultation and find out if a popular cosmetic procedure from this list is right for you.