Greystone Cosmetic Center

140 Village St. • Birmingham, AL 35242 • 205-980-1744 or 800-433-3366

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Laser Treatments

Laser Hair Removal

The presence of excess hair on different areas of the body can be caused by genetics, hormones, medications or other medical reasons. Laser Hair Removal by the professionals at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone is a safe, effective and long-lasting solution for people who grow weary of shaving, tweezing, waxing, creams and other temporary and sometimes painful hair removal methods. Lasers can quickly eliminate unwanted hair from the chin, upper lip, bikini line, legs, arms and almost any other part of the face or body with precise results.

During laser hair removal, concentrated pulses of laser light are focused on each hair follicle. The laser generates enough heat to damage the follicle and inhibit the growth of hair. Three or more treatments spaced a month or two apart may be needed because laser hair removal is only successful on hairs in the growing stage of the hair growth cycle — hairs in the resting and transitional stages must enter the growing stage before they can be treated.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lasers are used to resurface facial skin faster and with more precise depth control than traditional methods of skin resurfacing. Laser Skin Resurfacing, also called a "laser peel," is performed to address wrinkles and lines on the face, skin damaged by sun exposure, age spots, acne scars and other skin conditions. The majority of laser skin resurfacing patients successfully realize a smoother complexion and younger-looking skin, usually with just one treatment.

During laser skin resurfacing, the pulsing laser light penetrates the skin at the depth determined by your doctor and vaporizes the damaged skin cells. The treated skin peels in about 1 week to reveal new, fresh skin with a more youthful tone and texture. Patients who undergo any type of skin resurfacing must carefully keep their skin moisturized and protected from the sun after treatment.

Laser Vein Therapy

More than 50% of women may experience spider veins on the face, legs, thighs and elsewhere on the body. These unsightly red, blue and purple lines that appear in various patterns on the skin's surface can cause physical symptoms as well as detract from your appearance. Laser Vein Therapy at Hedden Plastic Surgery & Spa Greystone is gentle, safe and proven to permanently remove spider veins from the face and body, giving the skin a healthier and more youthful look.

During laser spider vein therapy, pulses of light from the laser are directed along the length of each vein. The heat energy generated by the laser coagulates the blood trapped within the spider veins, causing them to shrink and be naturally absorbed by the body. A single laser treatment is enough to meet the cosmetic goals of most patients, but some may need multiple treatments for best results in eliminating troublesome spider veins.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser therapy offers an exciting opportunity for people with unwanted tattoos to restore their skin to a more natural color. Unlike traditional tattoo removal methods such as surgical incision, dermabrasion (abrasion with a rotating brush) and salabrasion (abrasion with salt), Laser Tattoo Removal is relatively painless and minimizes damage to the surrounding skin. Laser tattoo removal is a safe, effective way to eliminate tattoos with no significant risk of scarring.

During laser tattoo removal, the laser selectively targets the tattoo ink and breaks it up, allowing the ink to be naturally absorbed by the body. Multiple treatments are required — the exact number of sessions is determined by factors that include the size of the tattoo and the color(s) of the ink. Tattoos become progressively lighter after each treatment. Most tattoos can be permanently removed with the appropriate number of laser sessions.

Birmingham, Alabama Cosmetic Laser Treatments

Spa Greystone

Our friendly laser technicians are known for their friendly service in providing you with minimally-invasive procedures proven to safely eliminate unwanted hair, remove unsightly spider veins and treat facial wrinkles, fine lines, sun-damaged skin, acne scars and other skin imperfections. Please call 205-980-1744, 1-800-433-3366 or contact us by email today to schedule your consultation with the skin care professionals at Spa Greystone.