You’re sick of shaving unwanted body hair. You need to do it every day in some places and several times a week in others in order to have smooth, beach-ready skin. There is an option that gives you smooth, hairless skin anywhere on your body except around the eyes for months at a time. Laser hair removal is the answer to throw away your razors for good.
How Does It Work?
The laser is focused on the pigment at the base of the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the laser light as heat and is damaged. Many follicles cannot grow hair again, but some may be able to grow thin, weak hair after a few months.
Hair grows in stages and not each hair is in the same stage at the same time. Laser hair removal is only effective when the hair is in the growing stage. This is why you need several treatments to make sure you destroy all the hair follicles.
Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal
When you have a consultation with our laser hair removal specialist, they can tell you all about the pain-free treatment we offer with the Soprano laser. Many people avoid laser hair removal because they are afraid it will be painful, but you don’t have to worry about that when you visit Lakeside Dermatology.
Timing Is Important
We recommend that you begin laser hair removal treatments in the fall or winter. The reason is that you will need to protect the treated area from the sun, and during the winter, you may naturally wear more clothing. By the time the warm weather starts, your treatments should be finished so you are ready for your bathing suit and shorts.
How to Prepare
Since the laser destroys the hair follicle, you should not wax, pluck or have electrolysis for some time before your appointment. These hair-removal techniques remove the follicle. You can shave because shaving does not touch the follicle.
On the day of your treatment, don’t apply any cream or lotion to the designated area. The most common parts of the body that are treated are:
- Upper lip and chin
- Chest and back for men
- Bikini line
Shaving is an endless process that takes time and money. You are never sure if your skin is smooth enough so you shave often. If you are sick of shaving, visit Lakeside Dermatology to learn more about our pain-free laser hair removal option. We are conveniently located in Sebring and Winter Park, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!