Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular methods of hair removal.
Why? Because laser hair removal is very tolerable, safe and effective.
Laser is the only FDA-approved method of permanent hair reduction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser hair removal considered permanent hair removal?
Yes. Laser is permanent hair reduction.
What is permanent hair reduction?
Laser (permanent hair reduction) can destroy hair permanently, but is limited by hair color and occasionally skin color. Laser only destroys hair in the deepest phase of hair growth, the anagen phase, because during this phase, the hair contains pigment which is what attracts the laser to the hair. Not all hairs are in the same cycle at the same time. Because of this, it is necessary to have multiple treatments to allow the hairs to cycle into the correct growth phase.
How many treatments does it take with the laser to finish an area?
Laser hair removal is a series of treatments. Many factors determine how many treatments are necessary, such as how often you wax or tweeze, and how much energy we are able to apply to your skin comfortably and safely.
Laser hair removal works best with dark hair. If hairs are mixed in color, it is best to use laser hair removal and then followup with electrolysis if necessary for blonde or gray hairs.
Most areas average 6 to 7 treatments, though some patients receive maximum benefits in as little as 3 treatments.
What areas are best for laser treatments?
Large areas are easier to treat with laser, especially if the hair is dark.
Common areas treated with laser hair removal include bikini (or Brazilian), underarms, legs, arms, abdomen, breasts, toes, and fingers.
What areas can not be treated?
Eyebrows can not be treated with laser hair removal because they require detailed shaping. It is recommended that clients have this area treated with electrolysis.
Can laser be used on pregnant women?
No. Florida law does not allow women to be treated while pregnant. Electrolysis may be used as an alternative, with a note from the client’s physician.
Do men commonly get laser hair removal?
Is laser hair removal used on teens?
Yes, we will treat tees with parental consent.
Our laser office is located in Coastal Vein Esthetics, 2301 North 9th Avenue, at the corner of 9th and Bobe
What is the difference between laser and electrolysis?
Both laser and electrolysis are FDA-approved methods of hair removal. Laser is classified as permanent hair reduction because the laser can not remove blonde or gray hairs. Laser can quickly and effectively remove dark hairs from large areas of the body. Electrolysis is classified as permanent hair removal because electrolysis can remove all hairs regardless of color. Electrolysis can be used on areas both large and small and is perfect for removing hairs in areas that need detailed shaping, such as the eyebrows.
If you are bothered, uncomfortable, or embarrassed by any excess hair on your face or body, please call us for a free consultation.
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