The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
By Skin Center
May 28, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Who wouldn't want to stop shaving, plucking or using messy depilatories to remove unwanted body hair? If this describes you, please explore laser hair removal from the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale. Your team of four board-certified dermatologists recommend this state-of-the-art aesthetic skin treatment to patients with healthy skin, giving them the smooth appearance they desire.

Targeting the hair follicles

That's what the Gentle YAG laser system does. Using a highly focused beam of light applied with a small handheld laser, the Gentle YAG de-Laser Hair Removalactivates hair growth from follicles on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, legs, underarms and bikini line. Hair falls out and does not regrow for months. When it does come back, it is lighter, finer, scant and may be retreated as needed.

How it works

After your Fort Lauderdale skin doctor examines you and discusses your aesthetic goals, your medical aesthetician applies a mild numbing cream to your skin. Then, they use the Gentle YAG laser to focus a tiny light beam to the targeted areas. The Gentle YAG system has a built-in cooling system which mitigates the mild heat the laser produces.

Treatments take anywhere from just a few minutes for a small area to an hour for larger areas such as the legs. Patients report a light stinging or snapping sensation as the light is applied. Afterwards, they may feel some mild soreness and see a bit of redness on the skin.

As weeks go on, you will need additional treatments--up to 10--to completely eliminate unwanted hair. Body hair grows cyclically; that's why you'll need additional applications of the Gentle YAG laser.

Your results

Laser hair removal succeeds best with fair-skinned people who struggle with thick, coarse, dark hair. However, patients with darker complexions and/or lighter hair can receive laser treatments, too. Rest assured that your dermatologist will outline a care plan perfect for your age, health, and skin type.

Learn more

Laser hair removal frees you from nuisance hair and all the at-home hygiene routines which take too much time and really don't work well. Why not contact the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale? Come in for a skin consultation, and ask about one of our most popular aesthetic services--laser hair removal. Phone the office team at (954) 500-7546.