Laser Hair Removal

Also known as light based hair removal and laser hair reduction

Laser hair removal is a convenient, noninvasive method for permanently reducing or removing unwanted facial or body hair which we perform at both our Joplin, MO and Pittsburg, KS locations. It leaves the skin looking smoother and silkier than waxing, electrolysis or razors and is a gentle technique that can treat larger areas effectively with minimal discomfort and with no downtime. Today, laser hair removal is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in the United States.

When to Consider Laser Hair Removal

  • If you have unwanted facial or body hair that makes you feel self-conscious or limits your ability to wear certain clothing
  • If you have dark hair and light skin
  • If you are looking for an alternative to waxing, electrolysis, shaving and bleaching

Darker hairs will absorb more of the laser light and lighter skin allows more transmission of the laser light into the hair follicle. Age, ethnicity, medication, hormone levels and body area affect the length, coarseness and color of body hair, which in turn will influence the results of any cosmetic laser treatment.

When Will I See Results?

Multiple treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction. The number of treatments varies depending on the area. Most areas will require at least four sessions and may need up to eight or more usually spaced about four to six weeks apart to see desired results. This is due to the increased effect of the laser on hair in the early growth stage (anagen). Not all the hairs are in the same phase at a given time. Patience and consistency are key to achieving optimal results with this treatment.

Downtime & Recovery

The appearance of the treated area following treatment varies from patient to patient. During the treatment, some hairs will shed from the follicle immediately, while the remaining will shed in the following weeks. Some redness and swelling around the hair follicle may appear immediately after the treatment, but are in fact, positive results indicating the follicle’s response to the treatment.

How Much Does it Cost?

Laser hair removal at Maningas Cosmetic Surgery in Joplin, MO is a very individualized treatment and pricing will vary based on area and number of treatments. A complimentary consultation is highly encouraged to assess your specific goals. We do offer package discounts if multiple treatments are bought at the same time. Laser hair removal treatments run from $50 to $599+ per treatment session.