Laser Hair Reduction in Knoxville & Johnson City

Our pain-free laser hair reduction technology delivers fast, more efficient energy to destroy the hair in a way that is painless and free from side-effects. Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic laser procedures. In general, devices for hair removal beam highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light which then destroys the hair. We use the most comfortable treatment options and technologies that minimize recovery time and reduce the number of treatments needed to achieve your ultimate results.

At Total Hair and Body Medical, we offer laser hair reduction in Knoxville and Johnson City, TN. Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation!


What Makes Our System Different From Traditional Laser Hair Reduction?

The three main differences between our system and other technologies for laser hair removal are:

  1. Total comfort
  2. Speed and effectiveness of the treatment
  3. Use across skin-types.

Does it Hurt?

One of the major benefits of the laser hair removal system is that the technology eliminates the discomfort of typical laser hair removal. Most people only feel a warming sensation making the experience a highly comfortable one.

How Long Does it Take?

Treatment length will vary depending on the area being treated. Our system is relatively fast and we are typically able to complete a small area in 5 minutes and up to 1 hour for a large area.

Is it Safe?

Our laser removal system is safe and effective for light to dark skin types. 

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

The hair we remove is permanent. However, over time you may grow new hair, due to fluctuating hormones. You can expect a great result with 90% or greater reduction. Depending on your hair growth and each individual clients’ case, at the end of the treatments we may recommend some touch up treatments which could take place with larger periods in between quarterly, or twice a year.

Is There a Difference Between Laser Hair Removal & Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair removal and laser hair reduction are terms often used interchangeably, but they have distinct goals. Laser hair removal aims to permanently eliminate hair from the treated area by targeting and damaging hair follicles, though complete removal isn’t always guaranteed and multiple sessions are typically needed. On the other hand, laser hair reduction focuses on significantly decreasing hair density and thickness, resulting in finer and lighter hair. Both procedures use similar laser technology and require multiple sessions for optimal results. If you have questions about our service, please contact us and we’ll be happy to talk through our options! 

Patience Pays Off

It takes two or three weeks after your first treatment to see a difference, and 8 -12 treatments to get the full result. You also have to be really regular with your appointments because your hair follicles are all at different stages of their growth, so you want to make sure each one has a chance to get zapped. The body goes through three different growth phases: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair in the Anagen phase. The Anagen phase is when the hair is growing and has the most blood supply; this is the only time laser hair removal works.

A Breakthrough in Laser Hair Removal for All Skin Types

Hair Removal for Dark Skin Types

Historically there have been limitations when treating darker skin types and many patients have had to settle for less efficacious laser hair removal options. Until now. Total Hair and Body uses the latest technology that makes it possible for even darker skin types benefit from laser hair removal.

Before Your Laser Hair Reduction Treatment
  • The area must be cleanly shaved the day of or the day before the treatment. Unshaven clients will be rescheduled.
  • Do not tweeze, wax or pluck the area being treated between or prior to sessions.
  • The treatment area needs to be free from makeup, lotion, deodorant and sunscreen. Inform your technician before treatment starts if you require
  • Avoid UV exposure 7 days before and after your treatment.
  • Clients who are sunburned or tanned must wait 2 weeks before being treated to avoid additional skin damage.
  • Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, retinols/retinoid, Tazorac, and Differin for 72 hours before treatment.
  • Avoid chemical peels and other laser procedures in the area to be treated for two weeks prior and two weeks after your laser treatment.
  • Due to the lack of studies that have been done to prove it’s safe for mothers and babies, we cannot treat anyone who has become pregnant. We will be happy to treat you after you deliver.
  • Technicians cannot treat any areas over tattoos.
  • Clients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months cannot have laser hair removal treatments.
  • No swimming, Working Out, Sauna, or Hot Tub within 24 hours after treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment. Clients with active cold sores will not be treated.
  • Please notify your technician if you are on antibiotics or if you have started any new medications. Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. We recommend that you check with your personal physician prior to receiving laser treatments if you are taking a long-term antibiotic. If you become ill and begin taking an antibiotic, you will need to be off the medication for 7 days before laser treatment.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal Treatment
  • Clients with red, grey or blonde hair in the area to be treated should consult with a one of our technicians prior to receiving treatments, as the laser is less effective on these hair colors.
  • You may experience slight redness, bumps, and swelling in the treated area for up to 72 hours. If these conditions persist, aloe, calamine or hydrocortisone may be applied.
  • Using a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 or higher is critical when receiving laser treatments and is recommended for ongoing maintenance.
  • Although rare, If you experience any side effects, such as hypo- or hyper-pigmentation, or blistering, call or come in for instructions on treatment.
  • To achieve the best results, complete the full treatment schedule at the intervals recommended by your technician.
  • Exfoliate treated areas to minimize risk of ingrown hairs.