Laser Hair Removal
Estetica Institute of the Palm Beaches offers Laser Hair Removal to patients in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Tequesta and the surrounding areas.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive and relatively painless procedure that rids your body of unwanted hair for up to 17 weeks at a time. Using an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system, the procedure directs bursts of light energy onto the treatment site, removing hair and hindering further growth.
So if you’re tired of shaving, waxing and plucking away excess hair on your face, upper lip, bikini line, neck, arms, legs or any other trouble spots, Estetica Institute of the Palm Beaches can help. Our medi spa uses the most advanced equipment and techniques, and all procedures are performed or supervised by a physician.
If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal procedures, don’t hesitate to set up your initial consultation today. We can answer all of your questions, discuss average laser hair removal costs and even show you some laser hair removal before and after photos, to help guide you in your decision.
How is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
Laser hair removal is performed in the doctor’s office, under the supervision of one of our highly skilled surgeons. Your trained technician will apply a topical anesthetic to sensitive areas, and provide you with special eyewear to protect your eyes. The technician will then use a small hand piece that administers the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system, directing bursts of light at the hair follicles. Depending on the area to be treated, the procedure can take anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Although laser hair removal is safe for most skin types and hair colors, there are some people that may benefit more than others. The best candidates tend to be those with dark, course hair and light skin. Patients with darker skin will still benefit from the treatment, but to a lesser extent. Other criteria that may make you an unsuitable candidate for laser hair removal include:
- Blond, gray or red hair
- Skin disorders, such as psoriasis, cystic acne and dermatitis
- If you’re taking Retin-A, Accutane or select other medications
- Anyone with a pacemaker or metal screws in the treatment area
- Tanned patients must let tan fade before treatment
What Kind of Post-Operative Laser Hair Removal Care Can I Expect?
Laser hair removal is generally painless and requires little down time, so you should be able to resume normal activities immediately. You may, however, experience some swelling, soreness or redness of the treatment area.
Your doctor will likely advise you to stay out of the sun and to wear sunblock if you’re outdoors. You should also gently cleanse the area with a mild soap, and apply any lotions or ointments prescribed to you by your doctor. It’s also important not to wax or use depilatory creams before or after undergoing laser hair removal.
Healing should begin within a few days of treatment, and your doctor will determine the number of additional sessions you may need during your follow-up visit.
What are the Typical Results of Laser Hair Removal?
Results can vary depending on the area of treatment you choose. Upper-body treatments typically last seven to 11 weeks, while mid-body results can last up to 16 weeks and leg treatments can last up to 17 weeks. While it may take several sessions to achieve optimal results, most of our patients are thrilled with their smooth, hair-free skin. They no longer have to undergo painful waxing, plucking or shaving, and they’re more confident overall. To see the results first-hand, take some time to browse through laser hair removal before and after photos.
At the Estetica Institute of the Palm Beaches office, Dr. Greg DeLange and Dr. Arturo Guiloff offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across South Florida including: Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta and West Palm Beach, Florida.