You've waxed, shaved, and maybe even used those messy depilatory creams. But despite all that time, money, and frustration, unwanted hair continues to be a constant problem. That's why so many men and women are delighted to discover that they can achieve long-lasting smoother skin with light-based and laser hair removal in Orlando.
At the Hillcrest Plastic Surgery, we use the latest pain-free advances in laser hair removal to permanently reduce areas of unwanted hair with practically no discomfort. Areas that can be treated include the face, arms, legs, back, and bikini line. At our medical spa in Orlando, laser hair removal is ideal for all types of skin and can be used on all areas except for the eye region.
Before your treatment, you'll meet with a member of our staff to learn more about how it works and what to expect. You'll also receive specific instructions to follow after your treatment. We provide this consultation to ensure that we understand the results you are looking for. Prior to the treatment, you will need to:
- Avoid sun exposure and tanning
- Discontinue any use of Retin-A at least 2 weeks beforehand
- Halt any medications that cause sun sensitivity or increase bleeding
During the procedure, we use the laser device to target and destroy the hair follicles. The treatment requires only a few minutes for small areas, with up to an hour needed for larger areas of the body.
Most patients feel minimal or no discomfort during the procedure. If needed, we can apply a topical anesthetic. A thorough evaluation of the patient's skin type is necessary to determine which laser or light based hair removal works best. For darker skin types a 1064 Nd:YAG laser is least absorbed by pigment and avoids the risk of burning the patient. Lighter skin types are often better treated with short wave lengths or light based devices.
After the Treatment
Most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling, following their laser hair removal session. However, these symptoms typically last only for a few hours and you can resume your normal activities after your appointment.
Usually several treatment sessions are needed for maximum results. Although the follicles targeted during your treatment can no longer grow hair, follicles that were not in an active growth stage during prior treatments will still have the ability to grow hair. Dedication to the process is important for successful treatment; skipping treatments will often lead to unwanted hair growth making the outcome less successful.