Unwanted hair often makes people feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. Laser hair removal is a safe, fast and permanent way to eliminate unwanted body hair and reclaim your confidence.
It is best to avoid waxing, plucking and sugaring in the lead up to treatment. Also, it is important not to have a sunburn or drastic fake tan before your appointment.
Unwanted body hair is a common problem for many people. Having to constantly shave or wax can be time consuming, expensive and painful. Laser hair removal can permanently reduce unwanted hair, eliminating the need to shave or wax.
The process of laser hair reduction involves a laser passing through your skin and targeting the pigment in the hair, which is converted to heat and destroys the hair follicle, which prevents future growth of the hair. This procedure is less painful than electrolysis and can be used on almost any area of your body, including the face, arms, legs and bikini area. On average it takes 6-8 treatments to achieve optimal results.
Before beginning your treatment, it is important to shave the area you will be treating. This is to ensure the laser can reach the ingrained hair roots. It is also a good idea to wear goggles so the light does not damage your eyes. During the actual laser treatment, you may feel a slight sting or pinch, which diminishes rapidly after the pulse of light is completed.
It is important to know that the laser does not affect the skin itself, but only the pigment in the hair. This is why it is important to use a certified and trained provider, such as the team at Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers.
Unwanted hair growth is a common problem for many people. Traditional removal methods such as waxing and shaving can be messy, inconvenient, painful, and often result in ingrown hairs. Laser hair reduction can provide a more comfortable, longer-lasting solution.
In the hands of a skilled practitioner, laser therapy is considered safe for all skin types and colors. Unlike other treatments such as electrolysis, which can cause permanent scarring, laser hair reduction does not damage the epidermis or surrounding tissue.
Laser treatment works by targeting the pigmented melanin in your hair. The laser’s light energy is absorbed by the melanin and converted to thermal energy, which disables the hair follicle and inhibits its growth. A numbing topical can be used before your treatment, if needed. During treatment, you will feel a slight tingling or prickling sensation.
During your first appointment, our trained staff will assess your treatment area and discuss your goals. During this time, we will determine the appropriate laser settings to safely achieve your desired results.
After your initial session, we recommend that you schedule regular appointments with us to maintain the results of your laser hair reduction treatment. While some hair will grow back, it is usually finer and less noticeable than it was before. It is also important to protect your skin from the sun after treatment, as it will be extra sensitive.
Unwanted hair is a common concern among individuals, especially in sensitive areas like the armpits and thighs. While waxing and shaving can provide a temporary solution, the best way to remove unwanted hair is through laser treatment. This non-invasive procedure uses pulses of light to target pigmented melanin in the hair, which is then destroyed sustainably by the laser’s heat energy. With repeated treatments, you can expect a reduction in the growth of unwanted hair.
This permanent method of removing unwanted hair is safe, convenient and effective for most patients. This is because it does not damage the skin, unlike other methods such as electrolysis. In addition, it can be used on all skin types and colors, including tanned skin. However, it is important to note that the success of the procedure will vary depending on your hair color and skin tone.
The light energy from the laser is absorbed by the melanin in your hair and converted into heat, which damages the root of the hair follicle. The damaged follicle stops producing hair, and after multiple treatments, the hair follicle becomes permanently disabled and your unwanted hair will eventually stop growing. To optimize the results of your laser hair removal treatment, you will need to schedule regular appointments. Each area of your body has a different hair cycle, and as a result, some areas will need more treatments than others.
Unlike waxing and shaving, laser hair reduction is a permanent solution. In fact, most patients will only need to attend treatments every four to six weeks for optimal results. This is because the hair follicles are only treated during their active growth phase.
To treat the hair follicles, the skin is first cooled and then the laser or IPL light energy is applied to the targeted area of skin. The pigment in the hair follicles is absorbed by the light/laser energy, which converts to heat. This heat damages the follicles and limits future hair growth. A numbing topical may be used for your comfort during treatment, if needed.
It is important that the area of your body you wish to target be free of any makeup, oils or lotions on the day of your treatment. You should also avoid plucking, shaving or bleaching the hair in the area to be treated for at least 4 weeks prior to your session as this will interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment.
During the treatment, you will hold the hand piece that emits the laser energy. The special contact-cooling system helps to protect your skin before, during and after each pulse of the laser for maximum safety. Treatment sessions can last a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.