What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal uses light-based laser technology to get rid of unwanted hair on the patient’s face and body. During the treatment your provider will use a hand-held laser gun to target areas on your skin, releasing a laser beam that penetrates the skin’s surface, destroying the root of each hair follicle and preventing hair from growing. The result is flawlessly smooth skin and lots of extra time that you will save from not having to shave!
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
How many Laser Hair Removal sessions will I need?
The number of treatments required can vary based on what areas you are having treated, but most patients find that, because hairs have to be treated in all of their various growth stages, on average it takes between 6 and 8 sessions to achieve full results.
How long does each Laser Hair Removal session last?
The duration of each session is completely dependent upon what areas are being treated. It may take just a few minutes to treat a small area like the upper lip, while larger areas like an entire back can take over an hour. Your provider will give you an accurate estimate of how long they anticipate each session taking so that you know exactly what to expect.
How long do the results from Laser Hair Removal last?
Every patient is different, and everyone’s body responds differently to laser hair removal treatment. It’s important to understand that although laser hair reduction is extremely effective at reducing hair growth, there is no guarantee that the results will be permanent for every patient. Most patients can expect 6-12 months of complete smoothness before some hair starts to grow back, for others results may last longer or even forever. Maintenance treatments may be required over time to maintain your results, but patients will find that even if hair does return it grows back lighter, finer, and there is much less than there was before treatment.
Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
Some patients may experience minimal discomfort while undergoing laser hair reduction. You may feel a little zap when the laser beam is fired, which feels similar to a slight flick or the light snap of a rubber band against your skin. It is much less painful than being waxed, and our providers do everything possible to minimize any discomfort during your treatment.
Book Laser Hair Removal Appointment
Laser hair removal is a medical laser procedure that requires specific training, knowledge, and skill to ensure safe and natural-looking results, so you want to make sure that you choose a provider who’s been trained appropriately. Academic Alliance In Dermatology has certified providers who specialize in laser hair reduction treatment at our offices in Town & Country and South Tampa. Call us at (813) 514-4711 or fill out our online form to book your appointment now.