Laser Hair Removal Orlando

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As a non-invasive and convenient way to permanently reduce unwanted facial hair, laser hair removal has become a very popular cosmetic procedure. Laser hair removal has a track record of positive short-term hair loss in most patients, but long-term hair loss varies from patient to patient.

Patients with dark hair most often see permanent hair loss due to the high concentration of melanin. Those with blonde, white, or gray hair will need to be retreated. However, this depends on the area of the body being treated. Also, patients with darker pigmentation may not respond as well as those with lighter skin.

Benefits

  • Replaces razors, electrolysis, and waxing
  • Non-invasive and gentle technique with minimal discomfort
  • Treats large areas effectively
  • Skin looks smoother and silkier
  • Patients can immediately return to normal activities

Procedure

Using the intense pulse light (IPL) technology, a handheld device emits pulses of light that target the hair follicles during their growth phase. This damages or destroys the follicles and prevents the re-growth of hair. The laser energy that passes through the patient’s skin is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. A percentage of these follicles are immediately and permanently disabled or destroyed during each session. These sessions can take several minutes or several hours depending on the area of the body involved in the procedure. No anesthesia is necessary in most cases.

This procedure works best when the hair to be removed is one to two millimeters in length. Prior to the procedure, patients should not tan. If more than one session is required, patients should avoid tanning between those sessions. While it is fine to shave between sessions, patients must not wax.

If you live in the Orlando, Florida area and are interested in laser hair removal, please contact Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph today.

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