Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to remove unwanted hair. As a longer-lasting alternative to shaving and tweezing, laser hair removal may help you reduce time spent on hair maintenance. As Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we’re happy to offer laser hair removal services to remove hair on multiple areas of the body.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
It works by exposing the hair follicles to intense, concentrated light beams. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicle, which destroys hair from the root. Since the color pigment in the hair responds to the light, it is generally the most effective in removing dark hair.
The procedure targets hair at the root. So, it’s important to avoid waxing, plucking, and other hair removal methods that remove the follicle at least six weeks before treatment.
What Areas Can I Treat?
The procedure can be used to get rid of unwanted hair in virtually any area of the face or body. The only areas that aren’t safe to treat are the surrounding areas of the eye and the eyelid.
Common treatment areas include:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
What Are The Benefits?
It typically results in permanent hair removal after a few sessions.
After about three to seven laser hair removal sessions, patients generally experience permanent results. The ability to permanently remove hair and eliminate the need for frequent hair maintenance is a large benefit of laser treatment, especially when compared to shaving, plucking, and waxing.
Lasers are remarkably precise for small or delicate areas.
Lasers deliver exceptional precision as a hair removal method, especially when compared to shaving and waxing. With a professional performing the procedure, you can ensure that hair is only removed in the desired areas.
It’s is low-risk.
After treatment, skin discomfort will be comparable to a sunburn. Discomfort can be offset by cold therapy, aloe, or topical anti-inflammatory cream.
At Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we provide this treatment from our certified staff. After just a few in-office sessions, you say goodbye to unwanted hair for good. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see if laser hair removal is right for you.