Discover What Laser Hair Removal Can Do for You
By Skin Center
September 24, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

We know how annoying it is to have to wax, shave, or tweeze. It feels like you just did it, why do you already need to do it again? This is just one of the many annoying things about unwanted body hair. Luckily, your Fort Lauderdale, FL, dermatologists at Skin Center have a solution that will have you throwing out those tweezers and saying goodbye to painful waxing products.

What is laser hair removal?

Here in our Fort Lauderdale, FL, dermatology office we offer the GentleYAG laser system. By directing a light beam over the treatment area, the light targets the hair pigments. This heats up the hair follicles and destroys them. This prevents the hair from growing back.

Just as the name of the laser suggests, the GentleYAG laser uses a built-in cooling system to help keep skin from getting too hot. It delivers a very thin layer of cooling cryogen to the area to minimize the heat and discomfort, making the GentleYAG laser ideal for treating unwanted hair anywhere on the body or face.

What areas are treated with laser hair removal?

The GentleYAG laser system is used just about anywhere on the body including:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area

How many treatment sessions are needed?

Since your hair grows in cycles, we won’t be able to target all the hair follicles in just one session. This means that you will need to come in for repeat treatments to ensure that you get the desired results. Most patients will require anywhere from 6 to 10 treatment sessions.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

The GentleYAG laser system provides a gentler and more comfortable procedure for removing unwanted hair from the face or body. Before your treatment, our Fort Lauderdale, FL, skin doctor will apply topical anesthesia to the area to numb it. This ensures that there is minimal discomfort or pain during your treatment. The built-in cooling system will also offer the skin a refreshing and cooling mist to reduce any redness or swelling.

Do you have questions about getting laser hair removal treatment from the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL? Interested in learning more about our services? If so, call our office today at (954) 361-1459 to learn more.