For removing hair from the face, abdomen, legs, bikini line, back, and chest, Dr. George Solomon at Solomon Cosmetic Center located in Clearwater, FL, recommends laser hair removal. This treatment involves using a laser to remove hair and permanently reduce hair growth.
As an alternative to shaving, waxing, hair removal creams, and plucking, laser hair removal causes less irritation. In order to slow hair growth, laser hair removal treatments damage individual hair follicles. While the number of treatments that are needed can vary, many patients are required to get four to six treatments before they notice the full results. Because treatments are only effective during the hair growth phase, treatments are typically scheduled a few weeks apart. Although you may experience a little bit of discomfort while you are getting a laser hair removal treatment, that can be minimized with a topical anesthetic.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- High Precision: Unlike shaving and waxing, laser technology can be used to selectively target dark, coarse hairs, and leave surrounding skin undamaged.
- High Speed: Laser light is emitted in super-fast pulses which take a fraction of a second each. This means treatment times are fast – the upper lip can be treated in under a minute, and large areas like the back or legs take up to an hour.
- Highly Effective: Unlike conventional shaving and waxing, laser hair removal offers a permanent solution. You can expect permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
About the Procedure
Because laser hair removal is not a cosmetic surgery procedure, you do not need to do anything special to prepare for this procedure, but you will need to avoid the sun for a few weeks before your procedure. Excessive sun exposure can tan your skin. If you get a tan, then you will have a greater risk of developing unpleasant side effects. Additionally, you will need to avoid waxing, plucking or using electrolysis before you get laser hair removal.
Before your procedure, the target hair will be trimmed close to your skin surface, so the laser can be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of the specific hair follicles that are to be removed. Your true skin color will also be determined so any necessary blending can be done to ensure flawless, beautiful skin.
The laser hair removal device is manufactured by the world wide Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Valeant’s aesthetics businesses offer a broad selection of aesthetic medical devices and professional skincare products that address a variety of conditions including facial wrinkles, acne, pigmentation conditions, body sculpting, skin tightening and laser hair removal.
Aftercare and Recovery
You may notice some redness and swelling after you get your procedure, but this should be minimal and will usually go away within a few hours. You can reduce the discomfort by applying aloe vera to the treated area. Furthermore, you will need to limit sun exposure after you get this treatment. Laser hair removal is a permanent method of removing hair but some people experience some re-growth after awhile. Much of this is determined by the color and thickness of the hair initially. Even so, it is usually minimal and would probably only require one or two more treatments.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment for laser hair removal at Solomon Cosmetic Center. Our office is ideally located in the Tampa Bay area. You can also call us at (727) 288-9988 and start getting rid of that unwanted hair permanently.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.