Why bother constantly shaving hair from unwanted areas when it can be permanently removed with a laser? Patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County can do this at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology.
Hair removal can be a time-consuming task that can also involve messy lotions, creams, and waxes. To avoid the hassle, many people elect to have laser hair removal performed because it is very safe and effective.
What is laser hair removal?
This procedure involves directing highly concentrated laser light beams into hair follicles, which destroys the hair. After several sessions, approximately 95% of the hair will completely stop growing.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
Nearly any area of the body can be treated with this method, and a few of the more common areas it is used on include the following:
- Upper lip
- Bikini area
What can be expected before treatment?
Patients who plan to undergo laser hair removal will need to forego all other types of hair removal for a period of time. Sun exposure should also be avoided since it can increase the odds of complications from the treatment.
What can be expected during the procedure?
The area that is to be treated will be cleansed, and any extra-long hair trimmed to make it easier for the laser to penetrate it. Eye protection will be given and then a cooling gel may be applied to the skin. A test pulse will be performed so the technician can tell if the settings on the machine are ideal. Next, the instrument containing the laser beam will be run over the surface of the skin. The entire procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes depending on the area being treated.
What can be expected after treatment?
The skin may be red, tender, and slightly swollen after a laser hair treatment. Ice packs are normally used to help reduce these effects. Once most of the irritation has subsided, patients are then free to return home. Individuals can be more sensitive to sunlight, so sunscreen needs to be worn when outdoors.
How often can treatments be given?
About six weeks apart.
Laser hair removal is an effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair from the face or body. This can not only save time on temporary hair removal but increase one’s self-confidence as well.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
Laser hair removal treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make laser hair removal affordable and accessible for everyone, Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of laser hair removal.
Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers laser hair removal for residents of Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and the rest of Palm Beach County, FL. People in those areas can contact us at 561-529-4966 for more information.