Laser Hair Removal
For many men and women, unwanted hair can be a source of distress, embarrassment, and a daily annoyance. Hereditary factors, irregular levels of hormones, and some medications can cause abnormal or excessive hair growth. In addition, many people are sensitive to shaving normal hair growth on the legs, under the arms, on the bikini line, or on the face. Laser hair removal is an option you want to explore!
Until recently, hair removal options were limited to depilatory creams or lotions, shaving or plucking, frequent waxing, or electrolysis. For those not satisfied with these methods, there were few other choices.
Due to exciting developments in the field of laser technology, laser hair removal offers an additional alternative, which is ideally suited to treating very large areas, (arms, legs, backs, underarms and ears) as well as smaller areas. The treatment is easy, affordable, safe, and very efficient. Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to find out which laser treatment is right for you!
All laser procedures performed by trained physicians
What is Involved with Laser Hair Removal?
A big part of the appeal of laser hair removal is how fast, easy, and painless it is. Laser hair removal may be simple, but there are some important things to discuss. You will feel a lot more confident about pursuing laser hair removal if you understand exactly what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure.
Before your surgery, avoid tanning or using tanning products because the procedure works better the lighter the skin is. You should also avoid plucking or waxing the area, but you should shave before the procedure. Your doctor will tell you exactly what you need to do before your laser hair removal starts.
During the laser hair removal process, a hand-held laser instrument will be systematically passed over the treatment area. The laser the instrument emits travels through the skin to reach the hair follicles. The heat from the laser fuses the follicles shut so that they can no longer grow hair. You may feel a warm sensation, but the laser hair removal process does not create a burning feeling.
After the laser hair removal treatment, you can expect the area involved to look slightly red and irritated. This will go away after several hours, especially if you apply ice. Follow any after-care routine your Ft. Lauderdale dermatologist prescribes, and be sure to avoid the sun until the treated area has fully healed.
Where is Laser Hair Removal Possible?
One of the reasons that laser hair removal has become so popular is because it works on so many parts of the body. Both men and women have spots head to toe where they wish they had less or no hair. Laser hair removal is an option just about anywhere. By pursuing this permanent step just one time you can eliminate all your other hair removal hassles for good.
- Face – Permanently remove hair from your upper lip, or prevent a unibrow from ever forming again.
- Torso – Many women choose to get laser hair removal under their arms. Men seek it out to take care of their back, shoulder, chest, or stomach so that they look clean and smooth at all times.
- Mid Section – Laser hair removal eliminates hair from the bikini line so that you’re always ready to suit up.
- Legs – Wake up every day with smooth, soft legs that never require shaving.
- Hands/Feet – This are often gets overlooked, but it you wish you had less hair on either of these body parts, laser hair removal is an option to consider.