LASER HAIR REMOVAL MIAMI
Unwanted hair is a theme that constantly haunts individuals in a society inclined towards aesthetics and appearance. Removing hair sometimes leads to unwanted pain, frustration, and inefficient use of time. At-home hair removal techniques such as tweezing, shaving, waxing or trimming only bring frustration when the hairs quickly grow back. Although waxing provides longer benefits of decrease hair growth, the pain and financial burden does not appear to be a fair trade off. Reasons like these are why laser hair removal has proven to be the best method of lasting hair removal. Within the recent decade, laser hair removal has become the most popular method of noninvasive hair removal techniques for those suffering with undesirable hair.
Choosing a cosmetic center for laser hair removal in Miami
Jolie Plastic Surgery offers various laser hair removal Miami locations where you can achieve results that will last years. Laser hair removal works by concentrating high laser beams, penetrating the skin causing hair follicle destruction. By destroying the hair follicle, future hair growth is prevented in the targeted area.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Before beginning laser hair removal treatments at Jolie Plastic Surgery, you must first undergo an evaluation in order to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this noninvasive procedure. Within the initial evaluation, the doctor will examine your hair and skin to determine if laser hair removal will provide you with effective and safe results. Preferably, candidates should have lighter skin tones and dark, coarse hair so that the light beams will be absorbed by the hair. However, any individual that possess unwanted hair with some pigmentation can be a good candidate for this long-lasting treatment!
Skin Type and Hair Colors for Laser Hair Removal
Unfortunately, Laser Hair Removal is ineffective on individuals who have blonde, orange, or red hair. This is because the laser used throughout this noninvasive procedure is attracted to dark hair pigment. Since most red or blonde hair tones do not contain harsh pigments, the laser cannot effectively pick up the contrast between hair and skin pigment.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
After the initial evaluation, the doctor will decide the proper amount of laser wavelength necessary for the most accurate results based on the patient’s skin color, hair color, and thickness. Before the treatment, the doctor or medical assistant will provide you with laser wavelength protection goggles.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
At Jolie plastic surgery, our professionals ensure that you will have the safest outcome following correct protocol for patients receiving laser hair removal. This procedure is noninvasive and requires no incision or extensive aftercare. Under rare circumstances, the laser may cause scarring, blistering, or irritation to the skin.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
The doctor or medical technician will apply a cooling cream around the area to be treated in order to avoid skin irritation and allow smoother transmission of laser waves. During the treatment you should feel a light pressure when the laser touches skin, cooling sensation of cream, and minimal discomfort. Patients often report experiencing less pain than other typical hair removal treatments such as tweezing or waxing. If redness or slight irritation occurs, it should subside after a couple days.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
The results of laser hair removal may vary based on skin color and hair density/pigmentation. Long-term results are seen when patients receive various treatments and are consistent with their appointments. Since the laser only targets hair during the growing phase, and hair follicles undergo different growing phases throughout the year, multiple appointments are necessary. Therefore, in order to maintain soft, hair-free skin, patients should undergo multiple treatments.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments are Necessary to Achieve Desired Results?
As previously mention, long term results are achieved through multiple laser treatments based on the individual’s skin and hair color. For example, some patients may achieve their desired hair removal results after 4 treatments; however, those with coarse hair may have to undergo up to 8 treatments. Furthermore, certain body areas which typically contain coarse hair such as legs, underarm, and bikini line achieve better results than region with thinner hair.
For approximately 6 weeks before your laser hair removal appointment, you should cease all hair removal treatments such as shaving, plucking, or waxing so that the laser machine can more accurately penetrate the hair follicle. For optimal results after your treatment, do not pull out hair that is still present in the targeted area. Patients should allow the hairs to fall out within a two week to month time frame. By forcibly removing the hair before it falls, you can inflict pain and alter the results of the targeted area.
Brazilian Laser Hair Removal vs. Bikini Line Laser Hair Removal
The Brazilian laser hair removal treatment is ideal for individuals looking to rid themselves of all pubic hair, reaching the buttocks. Unless a specific preference is noted, this noninvasive procedure will remove all pubic hair in the private region. It is important to note that the Brazilian laser hair removal is a lengthier process than the bikini line laser hair removal. The bikini line can be done in a shorter amount of time and targets only the bikini line in the pelvic region.
Preparing for the Bikini Line or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal
Before beginning the bikini or Brazilian laser hair removal treatments at Jolie Plastic Surgery, you must first undergo a skin and hair evaluation in order to determine if you are an ideal candidate. For approximately 6 weeks before your appointment, you should cease all hair removal treatments such as shaving, plucking, or waxing so that the laser machine can more accurately penetrate the hair follicle.
Aftercare of Laser Hair Removal
After the procedure is complete, the area treated may feel slightly sunburned. As this is a normal side effect, you are suggested to use cold compressions or moisturizing gels to alleviate any minor irritation you may experience. You are required to avoid sun exposure and tanning as this may cause skin pigmentation. In order to avoid irritation or pigmentation, it is required that patients wear UV protection sunscreen after the area is treated. After treating the face with laser hair removal, it is acceptable to wear makeup as long as intense skin irritation or blistering is not present. Approximately a few weeks after the initial treatment, you will visibly notice hair falling out of the treated area. If you have any other concerns or questions with this procedure, feel free to address them with the doctors or medical assistants of Jolie Plastic Surgery.
Laser Hair Removal Cost
The cost of laser hair removal varies dependent on the area that is covered. For example, treatment of a large area such as the entire back will be prove to be more costly than treatment of the a smaller region such as the upper lip area. Furthermore, the cost differs according to the type of clinic chosen, state, city, and laser machine used.
You should research a laser hair removal location near you that provides a trained and licensed staff, such as the staff offered at Jolie Plastic surgery. Generally, the cost of laser hair removal can range from $250 for small areas up to $900 for larger areas. After the initial consultation, you will be given a customized quote for the price of the hair removal treatment.
Laser Hair Removal Side Effects
Like any other medical procedure, laser hair removal may have side effects if proper protocol is not followed. Commonly, patients experience minor skin irritation that subsides within a few days; however, should subside within a few hours.
Patients with darker skin tones may be prone to skin discoloration or blistering as it appears more prominent. Although these cases are rare, in order to avoid this, a medically trained professional will set the laser wavelength at a level suitable to the patient’s skin color. If any of these symptoms do not subside, contact the doctor which treated you.
Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions:
Laser hair removal has proven to be popular and beneficial choice for men who wish to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal for men can either remove or simply thin out large quantities of hair. Because hair follicles become inactive during this treatment, hair naturally grows back thinner. However, if an individual would prefer no hair growth, more appointments are necessary.
If you are contemplating between these three hair removal choices, we suggest considering laser hair removal. Other short term solutions for hair removal such as waxing or shaving do not provide long-lasting results and can lead to painful ingrown hairs. Since hair follicles become inactive during laser hair removal, hair naturally grows back thinner leading to fewer occurrences of ingrown hairs.
At home Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses a variety of wavelengths to address hair removal whereas professional laser hair removal focuses on a specific wavelength. The use of various wavelengths proves to be less effective because they tend to scatter across the skin as opposed to directly targeting specific hair follicles. Professionals state that at home IPL is only effective on fairer skin types as it may affect the skin pigment. Patients have claimed that professional laser hair removal is less irritating than IPL.
You are required to shave the same day as the treatment in order for the lasers to solely penetrate the hair follicle. If some hair is left on the skin, side effects such as burning may occur. Burning can happen because the hair present may absorb some of the wavelength’s energy leading the treatment to become less effective.
Unfortunately, Laser Hair Removal is ineffective on individuals who have blonde, orange, or red hair. This is because the laser used throughout this noninvasive procedure is attracted to dark hair pigment. We suggest waxing or electrolysis for those with these hair tones.
The length of treatment for laser hair removal depends on the area that is covered. For example, treatment of a large area may last as long as an hour whereas treatment of a smaller region may completed in a few minutes.
After the procedure is complete, the area treated may feel slightly sunburned. As this is a normal side effect, you are suggested to use cold compressions or moisturizing gels to alleviate any minor irritation you may experience. You are required to avoid sun exposure and tanning as this may cause skin pigmentation.
Although temporary hair removal treatments such as waxing or shaving may seem like it makes hair grows back more coarse, it simply only causes the hair to grow back more quickly.