How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to stop or significantly impede the hair’s growth. A certified laser technician uses the highest technology lasers with unparalleled treatment efficacies in hair removal, especially thinner hairs that other lasers directly cannot target.
Is It Painful?
The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling or heat sensation. With the patented cool tip of the laser, patients tolerate the procedure very well because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
You’re a good candidate for laser hair removal if you have darker hair follicles against medium-to-light skin tones. Common treatment areas for laser hair removal include legs, arms, back, shoulders, bikini line, face, and more.
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
The treatment time can vary considerably depending on the size of the area treated, and the particular technique used. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to 45 minutes. Since the laser affects just those hairs in the growing stage, and not all hairs will be in this stage at the same time, several treatments will most likely be needed to remove all the hair from one area effectively.* Subsequent sessions will be scheduled at least 4-6 weeks apart. By this time you will probably begin to notice the re-growth of hairs that were previously in the resting stage.*
What Results Will I See?*
You should see smoother skin about eight weeks after your last laser hair removal treatment; you’ll also notice that you need to shave a lot less!
Is There Any Downtime?
There is no downtime, but you’ll need to cover the treatment area or wear sunscreen, as the treated skin will be particularly sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at 386-204-0644.
Dr. Schalit serves Daytona Beach & the surrounding areas.
*Individual Results May Vary