The Power of Laser Hair Removal

Shaving, waxing, and plucking can become extremely annoying over time. Think how much time you have spent over the course of your life performing this tedious activity. A laser hair removal procedure can unshackle you from the constant need to remove unwanted hair in places such as your face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area.

How It Works

Lasers generate energy in the form of heat, which hair pigment absorbs, destroying the hair follicle. We are able to treat single hair follicles or many follicles at one time. The melanin, or pigment-producing part of your hair, absorbs the energy from the laser. The laser is attracted to dark targets, so it will be attracted to dark-colored hair. Those with dark, coarse hair tend to get better results, although those with light-colored hair may also benefit from the procedure. Ultimately, we can determine if you would make a good candidate for laser hair removal at your consultation.

Treatment Preparations

Skip your regular creams, lotions, and makeup on the day of your treatment. Skin care products can interfere with the laser treatment process and cause adverse events. You want clean skin with nothing on it. You should avoid exposure to sunlight for one week before and after your treatment, as this could interfere with the treatment process or hinder your recovery. You should also avoid undergoing any type of chemical peel, retinoid product use, or any other type of laser procedure in the treatment area prior to your laser hair removal procedure.

Your Appointment

You are probably wondering what to expect at your laser hair removal appointment. The hair in the treatment area will need to be shaved down first. You and your technician may be required to wear protective eyewear. Your technician will carefully adjust the laser equipment to the needed specifications. Laser energy will then be transmitted into the treatment zone to destroy hair follicles and prevent the growth of unwanted hair.

Multiple Treatments

You will need multiple laser hair removal sessions to remove hair permanently. This is because each individual hair follicle grows in its own particular growth phase. One hair follicle may be in a growth phase at the time of treatment while another is dormant with no hair present for laser targeting. Multiple treatments mean that we will eventually catch every hair follicle when it can be treated.

Your Treatment

If you are sick and tired of constantly needing to remove unwanted hair, you can free yourself of this burden by undergoing a laser hair removal procedure. To learn more, please feel free to make an appointment with FamWell MD. At our convenient locations in Jacksonville, FL, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!