Did you know that the average woman spends 72 days in her lifetime shaving her legs? Shaving, waxing, and tweezing are only temporary methods of hair removal and can cause irritation and razor bumps. Shaving and waxing can also become expensive. At North Florida Aesthetics, we offer laser hair removal to help you get rid of undesirable hair permanently and with minimal downtime or discomfort. 

Benefits

  • Eliminates the need for shaving, tweezing, or waxing
  • Eliminates painful cuts, razor burn, and rashes from shaving 
  • Treatments are quick and easy
  • Minimal discomfort during and after sessions
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Ideal Candidates

Laser hair removal candidates are in good general health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations for their results. This procedure can be performed for patients with almost any skin tone or hair color. Candidacy and an optimal treatment plan will be discussed during your consultation appointment. Laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any area of the body, including the:

  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Chin
  • Face

How It Works

The treatment area will first be prepared and cleansed, and a topical anesthetic may be used for your comfort. You must wear special glasses to protect your eyes, and a cooling gel may be used to protect your skin and improve the effectiveness of the laser. The handpiece will be passed over the surface, and bursts of light energy will be emitted. Most patients compare the feeling of the laser to that of a rubber band being snapped on the skin. Laser hair removal treatments typically take between 15 and 30 minutes per area to complete.

 

The light energy targets active hair follicles and destroys them, preventing new hair from growing without damaging the surrounding tissue. Because the laser can only affect active follicles, a series of treatments is usually needed for optimal results. Patients typically undergo an average of four to eight sessions at four-week intervals, depending on the thickness of the hair and the size of the target site. 

Recovery and Results

Immediately after your procedure, you may experience minor skin redness and irritation, but these side effects should dissipate quickly. Cool water or an ice pack may be used to soothe any discomfort. Your skin will be smoother, and you will see progressively fewer hairs with each session. Proper sun protection must be used after treatment to protect your skin. 

 

The results of laser hair removal are meant to be permanent once the series of treatments is complete. For optimal results, we recommend that you complete the prescribed number of sessions and follow all aftercare instructions carefully.