Our Fleming Island Aesthetician understands that unwanted hair can be a nuisance. That’s why at our Fleming Island Plastic Surgery facility, we offer laser hair removal to eliminate hair for both men and women in areas like the back, chest, legs, arms and face. Common areas of treatment for women also include the bikini area, underarms, side burns and upper lip. This procedure can remove up to 80-100% of hair because of the high-end laser light that works to specifically target hair follicles. Constantly shaving or using creams to temporarily remove hair can irritate the skin and cause redness. However, receiving a laser hair removal treatment at Fleming Island Plastic Surgery is gentle on the skin, and a long-term solution to destroying unwanted hair.
About Our Laser Technology@headingTag>
During laser hair removal, the Aesthetician will place an Alexandrite laser directly on top of the skin where the hair resides to penetrate hair follicles. The device produces a long wavelength of red light and energy to target the melanin in the hair. During this process, the follicles absorb the heat the laser beam emits, which damages the follicle and makes it difficult for the hair to grow back. Most patients are able to achieve results in a 30-45 minute session that occurs once every 3-4 weeks over the course of several months.
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What to Expect@headingTag>
Throughout the procedure, patients will feel slight pressure or pinching as the device is targeting melanin. However, a topical anesthetic may be applied to reduce discomfort. Most devices are made with a cooling sequence that occurs between the laser pulses, which helps ease discomfort and reduces the chance of unwanted side effects. There are multiple laser hair removal devices on the market today that come in different sizes depending on the size of the area being treated. The laser technology will depend on what works best with your hair texture and skin type.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $200 - $600
- Procedure Recovery Location
Laser Hair Removal FAQs@headingTag>
Anyone with unwanted hair is a candidate for laser hair removal. However, individuals with darker hair and lighter skin often experience better results. The number of sessions that will be required to produce the desired results will depend on the thickness of hair, how much hair exists in an area, color of the hair, and what the ultimate goal is. Individuals with lighter colored hair may require more treatments.
Why so Many Sessions?@headingTag>
Hair growth occurs in cycles. Some hairs may be in the middle of their growth phase during the treatment session, while others may be dormant. Spreading out the treatment allows the dormant hairs to grow and gives the area time so that all of the hairs are eventually targeted during treatment. Between treatments, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected.
What is the Recovery?@headingTag>
Laser hair removal results in zero downtime. The skin will be pink and a tingling sensation may reside on the treated area for a couple of hours after treatment. Patients can leave their appointment and go directly back to work.
Will the Hair Grow Back?@headingTag>
Laser hair removal is considered a solid solution for hair removal, however it is referred to as semi-permanent. There can still be some hair growth that occurs where the laser technology did not hit. Therefore, even though the majority of the hair will be gone, some hairs can still pop up. Patients find that these are tremendously easier to manage than before the original treatments. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of these as well.