Miami, Florida is one of those places where you typically want to have a hair-free body. Having unwanted hair can ruin your confidence in a bikini or shorts. Shaving, waxing, and plucking take time and are need to be repeated every few days or weeks. If only there was a way to produce long-lasting, hair removal results. The solution to this dilemma is laser hair removal. If you are ready to reduce your unwanted hair for months to come, laser hair removal is the treatment for you.
Laser hair removal attacks the hair follicle. The pigment in your hair absorbs the heat that is produced by the laser light. The follicle is destroyed so it cannot grow hair again. Laser hair removal is not permanent. Some hair may grow back, but it will be thin and pale and can be removed with a maintenance laser treatment. The number of and time between follow-up treatments varies significantly between people.
It may take from three to six treatments to achieve smooth skin. This is because hair grows in stages and the laser can only work when a hair is in the growth stage. It may take several treatments to treat each hair as it moves into the growth stage. You will see a significant reduction in hair after each treatment.
Laser hair removal is quick. Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second. If you want to remove unwanted hair from your chin or upper lip, it may take about 15 minutes. If you would like to remove the hair from a larger area such as your legs or back, it may take up to two hours. Before the treatment starts, you will be given protective glasses, so your eyes are not affected by the laser.
After a few days, it may look like your hair is growing longer. This is the shedding stage, and you can help the process if you rub the area gently when you bathe. You can say goodbye to ingrown hairs, nicks, and cuts from shaving as well as messy home waxing or expensive salon treatments. The results are not only long-lasting, but the skin looks smoother and cleaner.
For several weeks before and after your treatment date, you should avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds and tanning creams on the area you are planning to have treated. You should also not wax or pluck for several weeks before your treatment because these affect the follicle. Shaving is all right because it doesn’t touch the follicle. You may be asked to shave a few days before your treatment. Laser hair removal is suitable for the chin and upper lip, underarms, legs, and arms, back, chest and bikini line. The only place it is not safe to do is near the eyes.
When you consider the amount you spend on razors, foam, cream, waxing products and salon treatments, you may find that laser hair removal saves you money in the long run. You can meet our specialist and learn how you can have Miami beach-ready skin all year. Contact us today at Flores Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.