Waxing, shaving, and other hair removal methods are time-consuming and can get expensive. Laser hair removal offers an option for people ready to skip the hours spend removing body or facial hair. This long-lasting treatment will keep your skin smooth and hair-free.
*Individual results may vary.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal sends focused light energy into the skin. While the laser does not affect the skin, it targets the follicles where hair grows, specifically the pigments in the follicle and root of the hair. Active follicles with hair growth absorb this energy, which heats up the follicles and prevents them from growing hair again.
Hair follicles have phases, and during each laser treatment, some follicles will be in a growth phase, and some will be in a resting phase. Resting follicles do not contain pigment, so laser hair removal requires a series of treatments so these resting follicles can become active again. Most people need six to eight sessions.
How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
Because laser hair removal requires a pigmented hair root to target, you should follow these recommendations before each treatment:
- Avoid plucking, waxing, or other methods that remove the hair root (shaving is allowed)
- Stay away from hair bleach, which will make the root invisible to the laser
- Keep out of the sun or use sunscreen
- Clean the skin and remove makeup or lotions
- Shave before treatment to minimize the amount of hair above the skin
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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Dr. Schalit Cosmetic Facial Specialist will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.
How Much is Laser Hair Removal?
According to WebMD, the average cost of this treatment is $389. However, this will depend on your location, the size of the area to be treated, the number of sessions required, and other factors.
What Results Will I See With Laser Hair Removal?
After each treatment, the treated follicles will shed their remaining hair, and it will not grow back. You can expect that after your last session, you can enjoy a long time without having to worry about hair. Hair will eventually start to regrow, but it will appear softer, finer, sparser, and easier to remove than it was before treatment. Follow-up treatments, often scheduled once a year can maintain your hair-free skin indefinitely.
Is There Any Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?
You should avoid sun exposure for several days after treatment to allow the treated area time to heal. You can go back to your normal activities right away, but use gentle, unscented skin care products on the treated area for a few days.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Those who will achieve the best results from laser hair removal have darker hair and light to medium skin. People with white or very pale blond hair may not be good candidates since their hair does not have enough pigment to target. If you have irritated skin, avoid treatment until this has subsided.
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If you have further questions about getting laser hair removal, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida, today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.