Posts for tag: Laser Hair Removal

By Skin Center
March 30, 2020
Category: Dermatology

Tired of having to pluck, wax, and shave every few days? Dealing with thick, dark and unsightly hair in visible areas such as the chin or shoulders? If so, a dermatologist can provide you with a more effective solution for getting rid of unwanted body hair faster and easier. The answer lies in laser hair removal.

Plucking and waxing can be painful and shaving can leave you with ingrown hairs and irritation. None of these methods are fun. Plus, you have to keep doing it every few days or every week if you want smooth skin. Why go through the hassle when a dermatologist can help you get rid of hair without ever having to lift a finger?

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. This procedure makes it easy to get smoother skin without having to deal with tweezing, shaving, or waxing. This non-invasive laser treatment can treat just about any part of the body; however, it’s most often used to treat the,

  • Chest
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Back
  • Bikini line
  • Underarm
  • Legs
  • Shoulder

Thanks to advanced laser technology, our dermatologist can provide patients with a safe, effective, and comfortable laser treatment to help them target and remove unwanted hair for the long term. Most laser systems offer a built-in cooling system to make treatment as comfortable as possible. Depending on the size of the treatment area, laser hair removal can take as little as 10 minutes for regions such as the upper lip or chin and as long as one hour (for a full back).

Since hair grows in cycles, you will need to get several laser hair removal sessions to ensure that our dermatologist removes as much of the hair as possible. The average person will get anywhere from 4-6 sessions. During laser hair removal, the handheld device will be directed over the skin to target and heat up the hair follicles to destroy them, preventing them from growing back. While laser hair removal will not permanently get rid of the hair, it will help the hair grow back fewer, finer, and lighter so they are far less visible.

If you think laser hair removal could help you feel more confident in your appearance, then your cosmetic dermatologist can give you the smoother results you want before summer hits.

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.

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.

By Skin Center
May 08, 2019
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser Hair RemovalExcess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time-consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal.

With the use of advanced laser technology, your dermatologist can treat most areas of unwanted hair successfully, conveniently and with fewer complications than other methods. Professional laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction of hair, which can easily treat large areas of hair growth in a short period of time.

In-Office Laser Hair Removal

Performed by an expert dermatologist, laser hair removal works by penetrating the skin with controlled pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair follicles.  Without damaging the skin and with minimal patient discomfort, the laser energy destroys the hair follicles and significantly impedes their ability to re-grow. Following treatment, patients enjoy smooth, soft skin and a long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair.

Since hair grows in cycles, the total number of required treatment sessions varies by patient skin type, hair color, and hair coarseness. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include the legs, arms, back, shoulders, underarms, upper lip and the bikini area. Darker-colored hair is typically more responsive to laser treatment than light colored hair.

It’s important that you always choose an experienced dermatologist for hair removal to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency. Your dermatologist will discuss the best laser hair removal options for your specific skin type, needs, and expectations.   

Visit Skin Center In Fort Lauderdale, FL & Serving Pompano Beach & Oakland Park For A Successful Diagnosis And Treatment For Excess Hair And Experience The Long-Lasting Results Available With Laser Hair Removal.

By Skin Center
August 27, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Laser Hair RemovalHair often grows in some of the most undesirable places, such as the chin and neck (for women), the legs, arms, and underarms. Hair removal is a daily or weekly grooming process that can become difficult to maintain. If you want complete hair removal that will last much longer than shaving or waxing, go see a dermatologist at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, for a laser treatment called The GentleYAG Laser System.

Unwanted Hair in Unwanted Places
It can be difficult to manage hair growth in unwanted places using traditional hair removal techniques. Shaving the hair eventually creates hard stubble that grows back after just a few days. Waxing can be painful and cause skin irritations. Patients who want a more reliable and effective way of removing hair and keeping it at bay opt for laser treatments.

The GentleYAG Laser System
If you’re ready for a more long-term hair removal solution, consult your Fort Lauderdale dermatologist about the GentleYAG Laser System. A laser light heats the hair follicle, causing it to fall out. A handheld device is placed over the targeted area and a cool spray of cooling cryogen liquid covers the skin to make the procedure easier to tolerate. Multiple sessions will ensure the best results. As is the case with most skin laser treatments, patients who have pale skin and dark hairs are usually the best candidates, but the GentleYAG laser can treat all skin types.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
After laser hair removal, you no longer have to shave every morning in the shower, or wax before a big event. You can put your tweezers away—no more painful, nervous plucking in the mirror. You will enjoy smooth, stubble-free skin for up to a year, sometimes longer, after repeated treatments.

See Your Dermatologist
You might be the perfect candidate for the GentleYAG Laser System, a specialized hair removal treatment offered at The Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Call (954) 500-SKIN (7546) to set up an appointment to consult with a dermatologist.