Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Scott C. Hippeard, MD -  - General Medicine

Scott C. Hippeard, MD

General Medicine & Aesthetics located in Roanoke, VA

When you’re ready to ditch the wax strips and razors, Scott C. Hippeard, MD, can use light technology to permanently reduce unwanted body hair with convenient, in-office treatments. At his Roanoke, Virginia, medical practice, Dr. Hippeard offers the advanced aesthetic systems that destroy the hair follicle without damaging skin. You can enjoy smoother, hair-free skin in just a few treatments. Learn more about Laser Hair Removal by calling the office.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Light technology in the MaxR and MaxRs intense pulsed light (IPL) laser systems by Cynosure® target the hair cells beneath the skin’s surface that encourage the growth of body hair. Broad-spectrum, high-intensity light energy effectively damages the cells, preventing them from growing hair again.

IPL energy goes below the skin to treat hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin or soft tissue. As long as treated hair is in the active growth phase, the technology can effectively reduce unwanted hair in a variety of areas, including on your:

  • Face
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest

You can also use the MaxR and MaxRs IPL technology on the more delicate areas of your skin, including the underarms and bikini area.

How many treatments will I need?

Because IPL technology can only treat hair in the active growth phase, you need a series of treatments to achieve your desired results. Dr. Hippeard can determine how many treatments you need based on the treatment area size and the texture of your hair.

Treatment is most effective on dark, thick hair as it absorbs the light energy more effectively than light-colored, fine hair. However, Dr. Hippeard can design a treatment to address unwanted body hair of all shades and textures.

What are the benefits of IPL treatments for hair removal?

One of the biggest benefits of reducing unwanted hair with IPL technology is the convenience of never having to shave or wax again. Once Dr. Hippeard destroys the hair cells beneath the skin, they won’t grow back. This ensures you enjoy long-lasting results of smoother, hair-free skin.

Other benefits of IPL hair reduction include:

  • Painless treatments
  • No side effects
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Convenient in-office treatments

You can go right back to your usual activities once your treatment is over without any restrictions. However, you may need to avoid direct sunlight in the treatment area for the first week as your skin may be more sensitive. You also need to wear a protective sunscreen over the treatment area.

If you want to eliminate unwanted body hair before a big event or your vacation, schedule a consultation several months in advance.