Tired of shaving, waxing, and tweezing body hair? Ban unwanted hair permanently with laser hair removal and electrolysis treatments from Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center. Comfortable as it is effective, this FDA-approved treatment for both men and women reduces and inhibits the growth of targeted facial and body hair, leaving behind silky, smooth skin. If you’re looking for permanent hair removal, we can help!
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
A highly popular, non-invasive method of treating and, eventually, reducing unwanted hair on the body and face, laser hair removal provides long-term, permanent hair reduction with minimal pain and discomfort. Our state-of-the-art laser system works both gently and quickly to remove unwanted hair from multiple body areas. With minimal discomfort, laser hair removal gives you the option to rid yourself of the pain, boring routine, and expense of traditional hair removal practices such as shaving and waxing.
Laser treatment for removing unwanted hair is highly versatile in its uses, as laser treatment may be done just about anywhere on the face and body, with certain exceptions. Laser hair removal is most effective when patients have both fair skin and dark hair, but it is safe to use with any skin color and skin tone.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated light beam (laser) to target pigmented hairs in their active phase of growth and uses light energy to damage hair-producing cells. During laser treatment, a laser emits a light that’s absorbed the melanin (pigment) in the hair. As light energy converts to heat, the tube-shapes sacs within the hair-producing follicles sustain damage. This damage inhibits or delays new hair growth. Although laser removal effectively delays or inhibits hair growth for long periods of time, in most cases, multiple sessions are required for the maintenance of desired results.
The length of each session depends on the area being treated and treatments can range from 15 minutes for the bikini area to an hour and a half-hour for full legs/back. We carry the Cynosure Apogee Elite Laser. It has two wavelengths, so we can safely treat all skin types.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas
When deciding if laser hair removal is right for you, consider the intended treatment area. Laser treatment for hair removal is excellent for large areas of skin, such as the underarms, legs, arms, and back. This does not, however, rule out its effectiveness at removing hair from smaller areas, such as the upper lips, chin, or bikini area. Whether you want to get rid of hair on your face, back, legs, or virtually anywhere else on your body — except the eyebrows — we can help you achieve smooth, hair-free results.
The most common treatment areas for laser removal include the following.
- Bikini Line
- Feet & Toes
- Sides Of Face
- Upper & Lower Lip
Am I A Good Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?
Patients with dark hair and light skin are ideal candidates for laser hair removal, as this combination allows the laser to effectively target its light on the pigment within the hair without having pigment in the skin competing for it. The contrast between light skin and dark hair allows the melanin to be easily targeted. However, innovations in laser dermatology make it possible to target lower contrast hair-to-skin-tone types. The Fitzpatrick skin-type chart is often used when evaluating hair and skin types for laser hair removal procedures.