Unwanted facial and body hair is a common problem that can be a source of distress for both men and women. In the past few years, laser hair removal has become a popular alternative to shaving, tweezing, bleaching and waxing. Cosmetic surgeons use lasers to safely and effectively treat larger areas of unwanted hair with minimal patient discomfort and fewer complications than other hair-reduction methods.
How does it work?
Laser hair removal, otherwise known as photothermolysis, beams concentrated light into the hair follicles. Melanin, or pigment, in the follicles absorb the light, the follicles become heated, and the ability to grow hair is destroyed.
Where can it be used?
Laser hair removal can be used on most areas of the body, including face, neck, back, arms, legs, underarms and bikini line.
How effective is it?
Many people experience from 70% to 90% hair reduction after six treatments. Laser hair removal is most effective on people with dark hair, versus blonde or titian. The time between treatments ranges from four to eight weeks depending on the area treated.
Is it safe?
Yes. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. Side effects include tenderness in the affected area, swelling and redness. To reduce these side effects, apply cold compresses and sunscreen.
Does it hurt?
Most patients report some discomfort, likening it to the snap of rubber bands on the skin or being briefly poked with tiny pencil points. This nominal pain is actually a good thing, as it indicates the follicles are being properly targeted and affected. Although each patient is different, in general, the pain is minimal and manageable.
Where can I get it done?
Pope Plastic Surgery. With multiple lasers available for your unique skin type, you will experience safe, effective, and permanent hair removal results, regardless of skin color or ethnicity. More questions? Call Dr. George Pope today and get the answers you need.
Dr. George Pope’s Pope Plastic Surgery provides Central Florida with first-class Orlando cosmetic surgeryservices. Our exceptionally trained staff delivers services designed to assist you in your journey toward a better quality of life. When you visit Pope Plastic Surgery, you will be greeted by our friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate staff, who will ensure you receive the most outstanding experience possible.