Laser hair removal is a noninvasive, in-office procedure that removes unwanted body hair potentially for good. If you have to wax or shave every time you want to wear summer clothing or go to the beach, you may like the possibility of having smooth skin all summer. In the laser hair removal process, the laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle as heat that stops or slows the future hair growth. We are proud to offer this procedure to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure. The most effective laser hair treatment results when there is a contrast between the hair and skin color. Since the pigment is required for the laser to work, certain hair colors such as white or blond may not absorb enough light. The process works to penetrate the hair shaft and kill the root, though the follicle itself remains; this renders future growth technically possible but very difficult.
Lasers can be used on all parts of the body to remove hair; the most common treatment regions are chin, face, arms, underarms, legs, genital area, and sometimes full-body. Most women need about five to seven treatments, though up to eight treatments may be undergone if necessary; each treatment lasts approximately 30 minutes. Obstinate hairs may require multiple treatments. Results tend to appear after about four to six treatments, and your skin should release all the treated hairs in roughly six to eight weeks. At the end of all treatments, the results may be essentially permanent.
Contact Us for Further Information
If you dread the time-consuming process of getting rid of unwanted body hair by shaving or waxing, laser hair removal may be your best option. For more information on the benefits of this procedure, feel free to schedule an appointment with WellnessPlus Medical Center! At our offices in Miami Beach and Pembroke Pines, our team of dedicated professionals will be happy to explain the process, answer your questions, and help you achieve a summer-ready body year-round! Contact us today to set up your consultation!