Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can eliminate the pain and hassle of tweezing, waxing, and shaving to remove body hair. Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure performed by dermatologists.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is FDA-approved for the removal of unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal uses targeted light to destroy the hair follicle. The pigment in the follicle absorbs the light and the hair is eliminated. Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair anywhere on the body, the most common areas being the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini line. The lasers used are able to target coarse hair while leaving the skin unharmed.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Both men and women can benefit from laser hair removal. Candidates for laser hair removal are those who have areas of unwanted hair that they wish to permanently remove. To be a candidate, you must refrain from plucking or waxing the area for six weeks before treatment and limit sun exposure for at least 2 weeks.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal

Before the laser hair removal procedure, it is best to shave completely. A cool gel will also be used to protect the skin and allow the laser light to penetrate the skin to attack the deeper hair follicle root. Next, the laser treatment process can begin. Topical numbing can be applied prior to the procedure to maximize comfort.

After Treatment with Laser Hair Removal

After treatment, you might experience some mild swelling, redness, and discomfort similar to a sunburn. These side effects can be managed with an ice pack and anti-inflammatory creams. Over the course of the next several weeks, the hair will begin to fall out. A minimum of six treatment sessions are typically recommended for optimal results.

Laser hair removal in Florida should only be performed by a licensed physician, practitioner or physician assistant. If you have unwanted hair that you would like permanently removed, contact Jupiter Dermatology for your treatment with laser hair removal.

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