Having hairs on the body is something natural. As we grow, we develop, mature and with normal changes, it happens that the hairs on our body get more presence.

For some people, this does not have the least importance, but for others, it is very annoying to have hairs, sometimes even in areas where one should not have so many hairs.

Laser hair removal has come to solve this trauma for some individuals. In the past, people complained about the frequency with which they had to shave because the skin is often affected, especially if you are allergic or have problems with acne.

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Fortunately for many laser hair removal Miami has had an incredible acceptance; and for those who still have doubts about whether this treatment is effective or not, in this article, we will be exposing all the pros and cons of this treatment. The benefits, the duration, who are the ideal candidates, the cost of the procedure, and much more. Everything you need to know about laser hair removal, in Jolie Plastic Surgery we will clarify all your questions.

What is laser hair removal?

If you are one of the many people who have hairs on your legs, armpits, face, back or arms and want to eliminate them permanently, or reduce them considerably, laser hair removal in Miami may be the solution.

Laser hair removal is a treatment to eliminate unwanted hair and is valid for men and women. During this method, the laser destroys the hair follicles with heat.

The laser that is used for body hair removal is also used for the removal of facial hair.

Best candidates for Laser Hair Removal

If you have spent your life having body hair that you do not want and are tired of shaving too regularly, it is time to decide and get a laser treatment that will help you completely eliminate those hairs that you do not want or at least reduce them by 90%.

Before treatment, you should only make sure you have not gone through a tanning bed at least 2 weeks before undergoing laser hair removal. Tanned skin increases the risk possibilities of this method.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser Hair Removal for Men

The main activity in a laser hair removal is selective thermolysis photo (SPTL). The laser causes localized damage by heating the dark matter, without affecting the rest of the skin.

Due to the selective absorption of photons of laser light, only hair that has a quite differentiated color from the skin, such as black, brown or reddish brown or dirty blond hair, can be eliminated. Because white or light blond does not respond well to treatment. The laser works best with dark and thick hair. Clear skin and dark hair are an ideal combination, being more effective and producing the best results.

According to the FDA definition:

"Permanent hair reduction" is the stable long-term reduction in the amount of hair that regrows after a treatment regimen. In fact, many patients experience a complete regrowth of the hair in their treated areas in the years after their last treatment. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of hairs in the body, they will not cause a permanent removal of all hair."

Laser Hair Removal Miami in our cosmetic center

Laser hair removal becomes increasingly popular. This is because this treatment has become very effective. In Jolie Plastic Surgery patients obtain the desired results and some claim to have been surprised by the speed of this technique.

A very important aspect is the skill and experience that the laser operator must have; and the choice of different laser technologies that exist for each particular case.

Preparing for laser hair removal

At least 2 or 3 weeks before undergoing a laser hair removal treatment, you should avoid exposure to the sun at all costs, using tanning beds, waxing or other procedure. This will guarantee a better result and fewer chances of unwanted effects. It is recommended to shave the day before or the same day of the depilation.

What to expect during Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Once the patient is ready, the laser machine will be regulated depending on several factors such as the thickness, the color, the area where the hair will be removed and the skin tone.

The doctor will give the patient some special glasses to avoid that the light of the laser affects his sight. A special gel is also used for these treatments, this will protect the outer layers of the skin and help the laser light penetrate better.

Laser Hair Removal Areas

When the laser hair removal is finished, the specialist will recommend the patient to use ice packs, cold water, and anti-inflammatory creams to alleviate any discomfort. The next session will be scheduled with a difference of 4 to 6 weeks. The procedure should not be stopped if the hair continues to grow.

Laser hair removal aftercare

After performing this procedure it is recommended:

  • Apply lotion of aloe and vitamin E in the treated areas.
  • You can return to daily life after treatment.
  • Use sunscreen during the forty-eight hours after treatment

If after treatment there is redness in the treated area, which can occur perfectly, it is important that patients know that after the first few hours, it will disappear.

After a few days, the area of skin that was treated may feel as if the sun has burned it. Cold compresses and refreshing creams can help alleviate this sensation. If the treatment was done on the face, you can continue to wear makeup, as long as no blisters appear. The month after treatment, the treated hair should fall off.

The best way to avoid causing unwanted effects is to avoid scrubbing or rubbing the treated area hard for at least a few days. If you experienced burns or side effects do not hesitate to call your specialist. At Jolie Plastic Surgery we will be aware of the smallest detail. Feel free to call us, we will assist you in any doubt or difficulty you have.

Laser hair removal service in Miami at Jolie Plastic Surgery

For us, it is very important that people who come to our clinic know all the details of laser hair removal so that they have realistic expectations and do not despair or be disappointed during the treatment.

It is important that people are aware that several sessions are needed to damage the hair in all its phases of growth.

The laser does not work well on light, red, gray and white hair. For patients with darker skin with black hair, the long pulse Nd: YAG laser with cooling tip is safe and effective if used by an experienced professional, such as Jolie Plastic Surgery.

The average number of sessions in a regular person would be 5 to 7 laser hair removal treatments.

Bikini laser hair removal

Laser hair removal in the bikini area allows permanent results with a hair removal treatment that includes 3 to 6 sessions. The hair that would be left is weaker and thinner. Laser hair removal is beneficial in this area since we can commonly suffer from folliculitis, that is, inflammation and infection. This treatment not only prevents hair growth but reduces the suffering of these infections.

Facial hair removal

In general, women who want to eliminate facial hair suffer because they have it on the upper lip, on the chin or on the sides of the face. It is important to know that in our clinic the first step will be to find out the causes of these hairs and later the procedure to follow. Although we have highly qualified specialists we are very careful in that area, as the laser should not be applied near the eyes of the patients. In men, this treatment is also very effective in the chin area. There are already many who prefer laser hair removal and not traditional.

Brazilian laser hair removal

Brazilian laser hair removal is a less painful and effective solution than wax. The hair can be permanently removed with approximately 6 sessions. It is true that it is more expensive than wax, although if we put it on a scale, the wax must be done with a frequency of 3 weeks and if we apply the laser in our intimate areas, we will do it for a period of the determined sessions and then we will not have to undergo any other treatment. In addition, we are more likely to suffer from fewer side effects.

Underarm laser hair removal

Laser hair removal in the area of the armpits is one of the most common procedures, especially in women, because the hair in that area causes the bad odor to accumulate due to a large number of sweat glands. Men and women decide daily to perform this procedure because this technique is certainly one of the most effective to eradicate almost permanently these unwanted hairs.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Full body laser hair removal

You can shave the entire body or almost everything. This treatment is mostly done by athletes or people who have folliculitis problems. The sessions will be longer, approximately 60 to 75 minutes. The average of the meetings is between 8 and 10 sessions. All the treatment will depend a lot on the personal characteristics of each patient, the type of skin, the color of the hair and the dimensions of the areas to be treated.

Leg Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal on the legs is one of the most popular. The hair, especially on the female legs, looks unsightly, so this is a common procedure and with very good results. After approximately 6 sessions, each lasting one hour, the patients are very satisfied and happy with the result that will be long-term.

Eyebrow laser hair removal

Eyebrows are very important when we talk about facial expression. So before submitting to a laser hair removal and change the shape of your eyebrows, think about it and talk to the specialist.

During the treatment, the high-intensity laser will deactivate the hair follicles. The specialists recommend between 8 and 12 sessions.

Before each session, your specialist will give you a special pen to outline your eyebrows, so that only the hair outside the contour is the one that will be removed.

Laser hair removal side effects.

Some side effects that can happen after a laser hair removal Miami:

  • Itch
  • Reddened skin
  • Swelling
  • Follicular edema
  • Acne
  • Discoloration of the skin

With the exception of acne and discoloration of the skin, the other effects are removed in 2 or 3 days. And these others also disappear but with a little more time. For the discomfort of the skin, some discomfort or moderate pain, there are creams that the doctor will suggest.

The anesthetic creams will also be available to you. They should be applied minutes before the procedure. Although we do not recommend that they are used at a very high percentage.

According to the FDA:

"It is recommended that consumers talk with a medical professional about the circumstances in which the cream should be used and if the use is appropriate.
Those who decide to use a skin-numbing product should follow the directions of a health care provider and consider using a product that contains the lowest amount of anesthetic drugs possible. FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has received reports of serious and life-threatening side effects after use of large amounts of skin-numbing products for laser hair removal."

Is laser hair removal permanent?

What does it mean that laser hair removal Miami is permanent? The laser is approved by the FDA, but the FDA does not allow the commercialization of technologies and services that show that hair removal is permanent. What is this about? Since laser hair removal provides a permanent reduction in hair growth by up to 90%, there is a 10% that does not cover it. Therefore, the FDA requires that the term "permanent hair reduction" be used instead of "permanent hair removal".

In short, laser hair removal offers the closest possible result to what can be obtained permanently, making it the most permanent solution in the market.

Laser hair removal cost

According to the statistics of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery:

"The national average price of laser hair removal in 2009 was $ 331 per treatment area. However, in light of the many price variables of laser hair removal, the best way to receive an accurate estimate of the price of laser hair removal is to attend some consultations with local treatment providers. "

Approximate prices of the body surface:

  • Full face $ 250-650
  • Upper Lip $ 100-300
  • Underarms $ 150-250
  • Regular bikini $ 150-450
  • Brazilian bikini $ 250-500
  • Half legs (both) $ 250-650
  • Half arms (both) $ 250-650
  • Abdomen $ 150-400

The average cost of laser hair removal in Miami, Florida currently ranges from $ 100 - $ 2,000 with an average cost of $ 525. It is important that people know that these prices vary by area, clinic, specialist fees and the type of laser that is used.

Make an appointment with a laser hair removal specialist

Since we received it in the first consultation, it is good to add that it is free. We want you to feel confident and ask everything you do not know. We are here to provide you with all the information you need and explain what the particularities of your treatment will be. Each person is different and comes with different objectives, so the doctor, in addition to asking the routine questions, will assess their skin type, the thickness of their hair and other factors that are taken into account before deciding what type of hair removal laser will be practiced on you.

In Jolie Plastic Surgery the following lasers are used:

  • Intense Pulsed Light for Medical Use (590-1200 Nm.)
  • Diode Laser (800 Nm.)
  • Alejandrita Laser (755 Nm.)
  • Neodymium-Yag Laser (1064 Nm.)

For Jolie Plastic Surgery it is vitally important that if you wish to have a laser hair removal in Miami, be pleased, from the beginning of the treatment. Do not think more call us and get rid of that body hair that you do not want, we will help you.

Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions:

How much hair should fall after the session of laser hair removal (Bikini)? I had a session 2 weeks ago. It seemed like a really fast session. I have had some hairs, once they fall, have they gone forever?

We suggest extending your laser hair treatments from 4 to 6 weeks apart depending on the hair growth cycle. With each treatment, the hair in active growth is destroyed, which generates less blood supply to the follicle, which makes the hair that grows back to be thinner and thinner. Ideally, each hair in the treatment area should die and fall with each treatment.

Laser hair removal: How long does it take to see the final result?

Laser hair removal is only effective in treated hair during the active growth phase (anagen), so treatments are spaced to trap hair in the "active" growth phase (4-6 weeks for the face), ( 6- 10 weeks for the body). Therefore, during your first treatment, you can expect a 10-30% drop after your treatment, with each treatment progressively capturing more of the active growth phase. In general, six to eight treatments are recommended for permanent hair reduction results.

Should I worried about the side effects of hair removal?

The greatest side effect or risk related to the skin are the pigmentation disorders if an incorrect laser or incorrect configuration is used.

The main reasons why people have problems with laser hair removal are: 1) Use the wrong laser for your skin type 2) Inadequate or inconsistent cooling, 3) Use an IPL instead of a real laser for hair removal 4) Incorrect laser settings 5) Laser treatment performed in an environment that is not a medical office.

Can I shave before laser hair removal?

Shaving is recommended the night before or the morning of laser hair removal. It is important not to have hair on the surface of the skin, otherwise, that hair will absorb part of the laser's energy. The goal is for the laser energy to go directly to the hair root. This is one reason to select the ideal laser for your skin type.

How many laser hair removal sessions in Miami are necessary to eliminate hair?

For each patient, the number of sessions is different, since it depends on several factors such as the color of the skin, the type of skin and the area of the body to be treated. But it can be said that in approximately six sessions the desired objective can be achieved.

It is healthy for a pregnant woman to undergo a laser hair removal treatment?

NO, pregnant women can not receive laser treatment.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

Because this type of hair removal treats several hair follicles at once, there are areas that are treated faster than others, for example, facial areas can be treated in just a few minutes, the bikini area and armpits can last 15 minutes, larger areas of the body such as the legs and back can usually take 30 minutes or so.

With this treatment can you reduce the volume of hair of a certain area without having to eliminate them completely?

Yes, you can. The treatment is customized according to the needs and expectations of the patient. It can weaken and reduce hair in any area and at the same time leave a certain amount.

Is laser hair removal permanent, will I have to shave again?

I feel that laser hair removal is promised too much as "permanent" and that "you will never have to shave." Never again, it simply is not possible. Individual hairs can be permanently removed if the follicle is destroyed. That single follicle will not grow again. However, the best thing to expect from laser hair removal treatments is that 70% of the hair is removed completely. The remaining hairs should be thinner, thinner and lighter in color. In addition, over time, your body will develop new hair follicles, which will result in new hair growth. That is why it is recommended that after 6 treatments, undergo maintenance treatments every 6 months. So, to answer your question briefly, yes, loose hair is permanently removed. 100% total elimination of all hairs is impossible.

How long should I stay without sunbathing after laser hair removal in Miami?

Jolie Plastic Surgery advises you not to expose yourself to the sun for at least six months after laser hair removal in Miami if you are prone to hyperpigmentation in response to trauma (acne, burns, scratches, etc.). Also, if you have a tan, then it cannot be treated with laser hair removal until the tan disappears, otherwise there may be an increased risk of complications.

Updated on: December 1st, 2017

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