The subject of body hair is full of contradictions. Although it’s natural, many find it undesirable — and although removing it is a constant battle, we do it despite the ongoing effort and expenses we incur with no end in sight. For women and men who remove body hair regularly, longer-lasting solutions offer an exciting alternative to shaving, tweezing, trimming, waxing, threading, sugaring and other methods that are time-consuming and temporary.

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular semi-permanent options on the market. This simple treatment works by beaming highly concentrated light into your hair follicles. When the light energy enters the pigment in the follicles, it destroys the follicle’s ability to produce new hair.

The final result is smooth skin without the worry of stubble or razor burn.

At Broward ENT & Aesthetics, we understand that unwanted hair on your face and body can be a source of self-consciousness and frustration. Our hair removal services are the perfect way to achieve the smooth skin you’re seeking without having to worry about added upkeep at home. Laser hair removal is a comfortable, convenient and effective treatment that yields outstanding results. You can learn more about laser hair removal in Fort Lauderdale by scheduling your in-person consultation with Dr. Wilson DuMornay at Broward ENT & Aesthetics.

The Benefits of Hair Removal

Additional benefits of this procedure include:

  • Speed: The laser uses pulses of light to treat a number of hairs at the same time, resulting in a highly efficient treatment. For example, hair from smaller areas such as the upper lip can be treated in just a few minutes.
  • Dependability: The majority of patients report permanent hair reduction after just four to six sessions.
  • Accuracy: There’s no need to worry about damaging surrounding areas, as lasers can selectively target the hairs without affecting the skin around them.

The most commonly cited benefits of laser hair removal include its versatility and longevity. This treatment is one of the longest-lasting methods for managing unwanted body hair. Lasers can remove hair from not only the face, but also from the arms and legs, underarm area, bikini line and more. If you prefer, multiple areas can be treated simultaneously, depending upon the condition of your skin and the specific areas being treated.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

Before your procedure, the hair in the treatment area will be trimmed to just above the skin’s surface. To help reduce the stinging sensation that can result from the laser’s pulses, a topical medication may be applied. Finally, to ensure the precision of your treatment, the laser equipment will be adjusted to accommodate the color, thickness and location of your unwanted hair.

Once you’re set up, your laser technician will administer pulses of energy into your skin using a handheld laser device.

These pulses bypass the skin’s surface and will be absorbed by the pigments found in your hair follicles. By converting light energy into heat, this treatment will disable the follicles, preventing future hair growth.

The outer layer of your skin will be protected during your treatment with a cold gel or cooling device. This will also help your skin absorb the laser’s pulses. As a precaution, your laser specialist may test the treatment area to ensure your skin reacts favorably, and that the proper settings are being used. Upon completion of the procedure, you may be given ice packs to alleviate any discomfort.

Pretreatment Instructions

Before undergoing laser hair removal, certain precautions should be taken to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. For six weeks prior to a laser hair removal session, we recommend that you avoid:

  • Waxing
  • Plucking
  • Electrolysis
  • Sun exposure

After Laser Hair Removal

Once the laser hair reduction treatment is complete, you may return to your normal activities. It’s common for the treated area to look or feel sunburned for a day or two following the procedure. You may find a cool compress or cooling moisturizers will help with the discomfort.

If you receive treatment on your face, makeup should be avoided for the first 24 hours, but you may resume your usual routine after that period so long as no blistering has occurred.

You may also find your skin looks flushed, but that reddened appearance will fade after the first couple of days. It’s important to wear sunscreen in the month following your treatment to prevent changes in skin color in the treated area.

Rare side effects include:

  • Blistering
  • Redness
  • Scarring

If you notice any of these, please contact our office for follow-up advice.

Expect to see the treated hairs gradually falling out over the days following your treatment. They will continue this process over the next month.

Maintaining Your Results

As the treated hair gradually sheds and any residual redness from the procedure dissipates, you will find your skin looks smooth and silky. While one treatment is beneficial, it’s important to remember the hair growth cycle occurs in several phases, and additional sessions will likely be necessary to reach each hair in the phase when it is most susceptible to treatment. Typically, four to six laser hair removal sessions are required. From then on, any future regrowth should be sparse and can be managed through occasional touch-up treatments if desired.

Contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics

At Broward ENT & Aesthetics, our laser hair removal services will give you the smooth skin you want without having to worry about plucking, shaving or waxing. This convenient treatment removes unwanted body hair with no downtime, leaving your skin feeling silky and refreshed without disrupting your daily life. With low maintenance and reliable results, this treatment is widely regarded as the easiest and most effective method for eliminating unwanted face and body hair.

To learn more about laser hair removal or one of our other aesthetic services, contact us at (954) 533-9822 to schedule a consultation today!

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