Laser Hair Removal
Boca Raton, Palm Beach Florida
Laser hair removal is the ultimate in convenience and comfort to achieve smooth, hairless skin that lasts forever. When you opt for laser hair removal, you put a stop to the torture of electrolysis and waxing. Use your time for better things than shaving and plucking. Be your most beautiful, confident self with the effortless ease of laser hair removal.
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To learn about laser hair removal, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-405-9020 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?
An intense beam of light energy is delivered to the hair follicle, causing damage that prevents further hair growth but does not damage the surrounding tissue. Because the action is so precise, a large area can be covered in one session.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical treatment where laser beams are used to rid certain areas of the body from unwanted hair. The laser hits the hair follicle so it actually helps kill it off to stop growth from reoccurring.
The laser can remove hair in even the most awkward, hard to reach areas simply with a few pulses of light from the laser beam. Patients will need to completely refrain from plucking or waxing a few weeks before undergoing laser removal treatment since the beams need to hit the hair right from the root. Sun exposure is also omitted before and after the laser hair removal treatment, as sunlight can cause issues with the treatment.
There are different types of lasers that can be used including the GentleMax Pro and Gentle Yag system at Ennis Plastic Surgery. This type of beam targets the area of interest while protecting the surrounding areas of the skin thanks the the therapeutic heat shooting from the beam and the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) to help offer proper skin protection during the whole process.
After the treatment, some patients experience soreness around the contacted areas and redness. Most of the times, patients are given ice packs immediately after the treatment to help calm the skin, along with anti-inflammatory creams or ointments to help ease redness and swollen skin.
How Many Sessions Does it Take?
Typically, a patient will find that they will need to get at least 3-5 treatments that are spread over a period time, to see perfect results.
Depending on which area of the body you are looking to remove hair, will help determine how long each session will be. For example, if you are removing hair along the upper lip, the laser hair treatment will only last a few minutes, but if you are getting your legs done, the treatment can last around an hour or so. You will normally need to go to your next treatment roughly around 4-6 weeks after your other treatment.
Your doctor or PA will help determine how many sessions you will need to get in total, as you will need to keep going back until all hair is completely removed.
What are the Results?
A series of treatments is typically needed to achieve the best results, although noticeable results are seen after just one treatment.
Most patients that get laser hair removal treatments find that they are hair free for a long period of time. As long as you go for the proper number of treatments, you’ll be able to rid your body of hair forever. Most patients find that they are completely hairless after about 3-5 sessions. However, the hair can sometimes grow back in certain spots so a few touch ups may need to be administered down the road.
Both light and dark hair can be easily treated and have the best overall results with laser hair removal treatments. Those with hair right in between such as light brown or red, can find that treatment can be a little trickier since it can be harder to remove in some cases.
Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal
While laser hair removal is a great way to treat unwanted hair, there are some side effects to consider. The most common is redness and swelling around the area of removal, however there are other things some have experienced such as blistering. And although very rare, other side effects can be scarring and skin discoloration.
Other Results Found by Using Laser Hair Removal
Patients who have used laser hair removal to treat unwanted hair, have also seen other impressive improvements within their skin such as promoting skin collagen and creating a more youthful glow, especially when lasers are used on the face. Wrinkles and fine lines can be smoothed and sagging skin can also be tightened. If you have some sun spots on your skin, you can also find that lasers can help rid your body of those unwanted patches, making your skin not only hair-free but flawless.
How Much Will Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The overall cost can vary depending on the area of the body, but most of the times you can expect to spend a few hundred dollars on each session. Getting a proper consultation with the doctor or PA will help you understand just how much you will need to pay for each treatment session and how many times you will need to come into the office to get the lasers done.
The Ennis Plastic Surgery Difference
For those who are looking to rid their skin of unwanted hair, you might want to consider laser hair removal at Ennis Plastic Surgery. Laser treatment is very effective and safe. You will be able to rid your skin of unwanted hair for good when you get laser hair treatment so even if you have to go through a few sessions throughout the year, you can rest assure the benefits are impressive and will last.
We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to that outcome. If you are interested in discussing how laser hair removal can impact your physical appearance, please contact us to set up a consultation.