David B. Reath, MD
Knoxville, TN (865) 450-9253

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removalGreat for: All skin types

Not for: Blonde, white, red or grey hair

The next generation of laser hair removal is here.

We love our brand new Cutera Excel HR because it combines a high-power 755 nm Alexandrite laser with a long-pulse 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for high-volume hair removal.

You’ll love it because it’s lightning fast and much more comfortable.

It’s a game changer for our patients.
If you’ve had a laser hair treatment before you’ll notice the difference immediately. The continuous sapphire contact cooling is safer and needs no numbing cream. A Cutera patient preference study, that measured comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, reported 100% of the patients preferred the Excel HR over other laser hair removal procedures. (That’s why we bought it.)

How Excel HR laser hair removal works

This state-of-the-art laser uses a sophisticated light energy source for permanent hair reduction which targets the melanin in your hair follicle. The light is then absorbed by the pigment, which effectively disables the hair follicle. It is important that you shave beforehand since the treatment is targeting the hair follicle itself – not the actual hair. So yes, please shave before your procedure!

Watch this. Licensed Aesthetician Christy Ledford demonstrates how quick and easy the new laser really is. An entire underarm treatment takes less than two minutes.


The Excel HR not only gets rid of underarm hair, it lightens the dark shadows which are ever present even after you shave. This is because the laser targets the melanin at the base of the hair follicle which is underneath the skin where the razor can’t reach. It’s most noticeable in women’s underarms, but if you have dark, coarse hairs you will see a huge difference in other areas as well (like your legs).

We can treat not only coarse hair but fine hair as well.  It is permanent, safe and effective. The Excel HR can remove hair from the face or body; for example, the arms, legs, backs, and even particularly sensitive areas like the upper lip and bikini line.

If you’re nervous about having laser hair removal on your bikini line, you’ll feel better after seeing our new laser at work. Seriously, just watch.

You won’t miss the hassle and expense of shaving every day.

The Excel HR technology is considered the gold standard in the laser industry because of its safety and effectiveness on all skin types—even on tanned skin, which is a nice benefit to our patients in the summer months.

How many sessions are needed?

It is sometimes hard to tell how many treatments you might need in advance. Hair develops in phases and we can only treat the hair that is in its active, visible stage.  Therefore, the number of laser hair removal treatments depends on how quickly the untreated hairs appear.  For significant clearance, most patients require a course of 4 to 6 treatments, which are spaced at least 6 to 8 weeks apart.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

With the new sapphire continuous cooling, no local anesthesia or pain medication is necessary. Patients will feel a series of short zaps, somewhat like a rubber band snapping.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

Treatment times vary depending, of course, on the size of the area, but it typically takes 40 minutes to treat the upper and lower legs and 30 minutes for a man’s back. Underarms for women are lightning fast.

Is the treatment safe?

The beauty of the Excel HR technology is that it effectively destroys the hair itself without harming the surrounding skin.  You may be a little red afterward, but that typically goes away in a matter of hours.

Everyone asks, “Is it really permanent?”

Yes, it is permanent.  The hair we treat with the Excel HR will not grow back, and patients can expect an 85% reduction in hair after 4 to 6 treatments.  As we age our hair patterns change, so this does not prevent the possibility of new hair growth over the years.

Who’s not a candidate for laser hair removal?

No light-based or laser hair removal system can treat blonde, white, red, or gray hair since there is no melanin in it to absorb the light.

Guess what? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their annual statistics and do you want to know what the fastest-growing non-surgical procedure was last year? Surprisingly, it wasn’t Botox or fillers…it was laser hair removal!

Excel HR Laser Hair Removal Pricing for Women in Knoxville, TN

Facial Hair Removal

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Face $300 $1,440 $360 $135
Eyebrows $75 $360 $90 $34
Upper Lip $85 $408 $102 $38
Chin $130 $624 $156 $59


Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Under Arms $175 $840 $210 $ 79
Half Arms $225 $1080 $270 $ 101

Hair Removal on the Breast

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Areola $80 $384 $ 96 $ 36
Decolletage $120 $576 $144 $ 54


Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Abdomen $135 $648 $162 $ 61
Navel $75 $360 $ 90 $ 34

Bikini Area

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Bikini Line $155 $744 $186 $ 70
Extended $195 $936 $234 $ 88
Brazilian $300 $1,440 $360 $135

Legs and Feet

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Half Legs $375 $1,800 $450 $169
Full Legs $550 $2640 $660 $248
Feet and Toes $125 $600 $150 $ 56

*Other removal prices available upon request

Excel HR Laser Hair Removal Pricing for Men in Knoxville, TN

Facial Hair and Neck

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Full Face $400 $1,920 $480 $180
Eyebrows $75 $360 $90 $34
Nose $100 $480 $120 $45
Ears $100 $480 $120 $45
Sideburns $215 $1,032 $258 $97
Neck $300 $1,440 $360 $135

Underarms, Chest and Abdomen

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Underarms $225 $1,080 $270 $101
Chest $300 $1,440 $360 $135
Abdomen $300 $1,440 $360 $135


Shoulders and Back

Per Treatment Package of 6 Package Savings Maintenance
Shoulders $250 $1,200 $300 $113
Lower Back $250 $1,200 $300 $113
Full Back $600 $2,880 $720 $270

*Other removal prices available upon request

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