Everyone grows hair in places they would rather not, and unwanted hair can affect your confidence and cause you to feel uncomfortable in public. Most hair removal solutions offer a number of drawbacks, such as bumps, ingrown hairs, red or irritated skin, razor burn and annoying stubble. Most importantly, typical hair removal techniques are temporary and time-consuming. For patients who are sick of the hassles of shaving, waxing, and tweezing and are looking for a more permanent hair removal solution, laser hair removal may be the answer. Find out if it’s right for you and ask about other plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures in Gainesville offered by North Florida Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.
Laser hair removal is a popular, non-invasive hair removal treatment that utilizes a small laser beam set to a specific wavelength. A licensed aesthetician in Gainesville uses this laser beam to target dark pigment in the root of the hair, destroying the hair follicle and disabling new growth. After a series of treatments over a period of several months, hair will stop growing in the targeted area entirely. Laser hair removal can be used to treat virtually any area of the body that grows hair, including the arms, back, chest, face and neck, legs, bikini area, and feet.
In addition to avoiding the irritating side effects of impermanent hair removal, laser hair removal offers a number of advantages.
Unwanted hair on the upper lip, chin, or sideburns can have a debilitating effect on a woman’s confidence. Because the face is so sensitive, harsh hair removal treatments such as waxing can cause irritation. Fortunately, facial laser hair removal safely and permanently reduces hair on the face, saving patients from harmful side effects of shaving or waxing. This treatment can be completed in a matter of minutes, with little to no downtime afterward.
Additionally, at North Florida Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we offer laser hair removal for men who are interested in a smooth-shaven look without the painful, unsightly bumps that can form after shaving over stubble. Common treatment areas for men include:
With the growing popularity of manscaping, men are electing for Brazilian laser hair removal. Shaving and waxing are time-consuming and painful, and the treatments must repeated daily to combat stubble. But for those who wish to remove all hair, Brazilian laser hair removal is the answer. At North Florida Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, our licensed aestheticians perform these treatments for a number of men. Don’t let hair run your life — go hairless with Brazilian laser hair removal in Gainesville, FL.
Unusually thick or dark arm hair is known as terminal hair. Our laser hair removal treatment can permanently reduce the appearance of unwanted arm hair. Even patients without dark hair on their arms often elect for underarm laser hair removal. Be confident with no-stubble underarms thanks to our laser hair removal services.
Body laser hair removal is our most popular laser hair removal treatment for men. Many men are self-conscious about the amount of their on their backs, chests, or stomachs. They may spend hours shaving or waxing these areas to achieve the hairless look they prefer. Laser hair removal is the fastest and most-effective way to remove unwanted hair from these areas. Even a full back hair removal treatment can be completed in about an hour. Some men prefer to thin out their chest hair, rather than remove it completely. While this can’t be done with wax or a razor, it is more than possible with laser treatments.
Feeling confident in a bikini is difficult enough without the added stress of stray hairs or shaving bumps. Bikini laser hair removal is among our most popular services. The bikini area is one of the easiest areas to treat — a single session can take as little as 20 minutes, leaving the bikini line smooth and hair-free. Our aestheticians in Gainesville consult with you to determine just how much hair you want to be removed.
For most women, legs are the most time-consuming area for hair removal. Studies have suggested that women spend as much as 72 days shaving their legs throughout their lifetime. Though many women desire silky, hairless legs, achieving them is often more trouble than it’s worth. With leg laser hair removal, women can achieve soft, sleek legs with none of the hassle of shaving or waxing. Save time in the shower and feel more confident in your skin with permanent hair removal.
People with unibrows often feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Laser hair removal can fix this permanently. Unlike eyebrow shaping, eyebrow laser hair removal targets the area between the brows, removing the hair in a matter of seconds. Other methods of hair-removal are painful, leaving a patch of red skin between the eyebrows for hours. Well-shaped eyebrows have a significant effect on the rest of the face and eyes. Achieve a more contoured-looking face with eyebrow laser hair removal.
Lasers use electric pulses and light to target hair follicles and destroy hair at the roots. Because the lasers target the darker pigment of the hair, the lighter skin surrounding the hair is not affected. By destroying the hair in the follicle, future hair growth becomes inhibited.
In the natural hair growth cycle, some hairs are dormant while others are actively growing. Because of this staggered growth cycle, patients do need multiple sessions to target each hair in its “active” stage. The number of treatments required varies for different patients depending on the amount and type of hair and the area being treated. Most patients will need four to six treatments at four to six-week intervals.
Patients may experience some mild discomfort during the laser hair removal procedure. Most patients compare this feeling to a rubber band snap. This sensation generally fades soon after the procedure. After the treatment, a few patients report mild itching, redness, or swelling in the treated area, which should subside after a few days.
There is no downtime following laser hair removal. Patients are able to go about their day immediately after the treatment. Hair will start to fall out during or directly after the treatment, which should continue for roughly 21 days. Patients should avoid direct sun exposure for two weeks following the treatment and should refrain from waxing and/or tweezing while they are undergoing laser hair removal treatments.
Laser hair removal can be performed on patients with any skin color or hair type. However, because the laser targets melanin in the hair follicle, dark hair is treated most effectively. Red, blond, and gray hair are not as easy to treat.