Whether it’s itchy or unsightly, many of us suffer from unwanted hair. Fortunately, you can get rid of your unwanted hair with laser hair removal. Wilson DuMornay, MD, and his team at New Image Aesthetics offer laser hair removal at their warm, welcoming, and technologically advanced facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Don’t keep suffering. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Laser hair removal works by using heat to inhibit hair growth. When light from the laser hits your skin, your skin’s melanin absorbs it and converts the energy into heat. This heat simultaneously removes existing hair and damages the hair follicles, stopping future hair growth.
The laser comes from a handheld device that your provider holds against your skin. Depending on the area you’re treating, the procedure may take a few minutes to a few hours.
Laser hair removal isn’t permanent, but it will inhibit hair growth for an extended period of time. To get the look and feel you desire, you’ll likely have to attend 2-6 treatments at first. Once your initial treatments are done, you’ll only need to come in from time to time for maintenance work.
During the procedure, you may experience some discomfort, such as a sensation of a warm pricking. To help alleviate any discomfort, your physician will likely apply a cooling gel or use a laser device that features a cooling tip.
After your treatment, your skin will be sensitive — and possibly red and a little swollen — for a few hours. For immediate relief, try applying an ice pack to your skin. Over the next six weeks, you should be careful of sun exposure. Strictly avoid tanning beds, and when you go out, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. You’ll notice over the following days and weeks that hair in the treated areas will continue to fall out.
Before you can book an appointment for laser hair removal, you’ll meet with a health specialist at Broward ENT Services to discuss a number of topics, including:
After discussing all of this with you, your health specialist will take photos of your skin in the areas you wish to have hair removed. They will then use these photos to plan your treatment and assess your potential results.
If you’re ready to get rid of your unwanted hair, book an appointment online or over the phone with New Image Aesthetics today.