What is Laser Hair Removal?

Shaving and waxing are time-consuming, expensive, and temporary: eventually, your hair returns, and sometimes even thicker than it was before. Even more annoying is the fact that frequent shaving can result in uncomfortable razor burn, ingrown hairs, cuts, redness, and itchy skin. Luckily, laser hair removal from Clevens Face and Body Specialists will put a stop to this endless cycle, halting unwanted hair growth for good. To learn more about this procedure, reach out and set up your consultation at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL locations today.

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Why Our Patients Love Laser Hair Removal

Our patients love Laser Hair Removal for the following reasons:

  • It is easy and effective
  • The treatment eliminates hair growth
  • It can be used on the face, neck, legs, back, arms, and bikini line
  • Laser hair removal is safe for most skin tones
  • It does not damage surrounding tissues
  • It creates a smooth, clear look you’ll love
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Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair

Laser hair removal performed at Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Melbourne and Merritt Island, Florida is an effective way for patients to reduce unwanted hair growth. Through a series of short, pain-free sessions, unwanted hair can be removed from almost any area of the body. 

The most commonly treated areas include the: 

  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Buttocks
  • Legs
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Sideburns

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Discover the Results You’ll Love

Clevens Face and Body Specialists was created by our founder and medical director Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS.

For more than two decades, he’s been achieving exemplary results for our patients in the Brevard County area, and our team of expert surgeons was carefully selected to expand upon this legacy.

At our practice, you’ll discover an impressive array of nonsurgical procedures to help you look and feel your best, all offered in a relaxing and luxurious environment, by a team that comes with a deeply held passion for patient care. Our commitment to the latest treatments and next-generation technology enables you to look forward to truly impressive results that will align your outer appearance with the youthfulness you feel on the inside.

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When to Consider Laser Hair Removal

If you are in generally good health and are looking to reduce frustrating areas of body hair, then you may be the perfect candidate for the laser hair removal technique performed at Clevens Face and Body Specialists. We’ll work with you to ensure that you have realistic expectations, and are committed to the treatment process, which will consist of six to eight separate sessions. The experts at Clevens Face and Body Specialists are adept at treating almost any area of the body with laser hair removal.

While laser hair removal is safe and effective for most people, it is not right for everyone. Those who have active skin infections, are pregnant, or have certain medical conditions may be encouraged to postpone treatment.

Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation

Prior to beginning the laser hair removal process, schedule your private consultation at Clevens Face and Body Specialists with our Laser Specialists Ahmed Ibrahim, MD, or Samira Caraballo, PA-C.

During this appointment, your provider will evaluate the skin and hair along the target area. You’ll also have an opportunity to discuss your aesthetic expectations with our providers and get answers to any concerns you have.

Finally, you and your provider will work together to design a treatment plan to achieve your goals. Here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we insist upon a level of approachability that helps you feel relaxed and comfortable as you look forward to your incredible results.

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Each laser hair removal session at Clevens Face and Body Specialists is performed in a private, relaxing treatment room at our Melbourne or Merritt Island offices. Depending on the areas being treated, your session will last from 15 to 60 minutes. Although the treatment is not uncomfortable, patients sometimes report a slight pinching or burning sensation during each pulse of laser energy. You’ll be encouraged to shave immediately prior to your laser hair removal session, making the procedure more comfortable.

The unique laser handpiece stays chilled, helping to keep discomfort to a minimum. While no anesthesia is required during treatment, a topical numbing cream can be used before the laser hair removal session, if needed, for your comfort. During your treatment, you can also opt for Clevens Comfort+, which is a safe, self-administered inhalant (similar to laughing gas) that helps you relax during your session.

To begin, the target area will be determined, and you will be comfortably positioned and provided with protective eye gear. Next, our experienced laser specialist will gently glide the laser hair removal handpiece across your skin. With each pass, brief pulses of concentrated laser energy are delivered to the hair follicles. As soon as the area has been treated, you can return to your normal routine.

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Recovery and Results After Your Laser Hair Removal

No downtime is needed after a laser hair removal session at Clevens Face and Body Specialists. While the treated area may initially be red or mildly irritated, these side effects will fade over the next several hours. You’ll be able to resume your usual activities immediately following your treatment, including work, school, and exercise.

To avoid long-lasting pigmentation changes, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure and consistently use sunblock for several weeks after your treatment. Additionally, it is recommended that you avoid plucking or waxing along the treatment area. We’ll work with you to help you understand the details of your aftercare process.

While the benefits from a laser hair removal session cannot be seen right away, you’ll start to notice your early results in as little as two weeks. Each treatment can result in a 10% to 25% reduction in hair growth. For optimal results, six treatments, along with two maintenance sessions, will typically be required, and we’ll develop a schedule that works with your routine.

Developing Your Treatment Schedule

For successful laser hair removal results, a series of six to eight sessions will be necessary. This is because human hair cycles through three distinct growing phases: Anagen (the growing phase), Catagen (the transition phase), and Telogen (the resting phase). The laser will only affect hair in the growing phase, when it is most susceptible to the damage caused by light energy. 

To give your hair follicles time to evolve through the growth phases, each laser hair removal session will be spaced roughly four weeks apart. Repeating these laser sessions will ensure that every hair follicle is treated, resulting in long-lasting smooth skin and long-term benefits. You’ll be able to say goodbye to shaving and waxing forever!

The Potential Risks of Laser Hair Treatment

Today's modern laser hair removal is safe for most people. At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, each laser specialist has been exceptionally trained in hair removal techniques, ensuring the most comfortable and effective treatments. 

Although rare, there is a small chance for side effects to occur, such as localized irritation, redness, and swelling. However, these issues will normally dissipate in the first several days following treatment. 

The state-of-the-art lasers used at Clevens Face and Body Specialists target only the dark pigments in the hair follicles, avoiding any harm to the surrounding skin. More serious complications, such as infection, folliculitis, burns or blisters, scarring, and areas of hyperpigmentation are uncommon but can occur.

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Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Will my laser hair removal session be uncomfortable?

Will my laser hair removal results be long-lasting?

What are the potential risks with laser hair removal?

How much does laser hair removal cost?

Will my laser hair removal session be uncomfortable?

At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, your comfort and safety are always top-of-mind for our team. While our providers are very gentle and the laser hair removal treatment is not considered uncomfortable, patients may experience a slight snapping sensation or pinch during each pulse of energy.

No anesthesia is necessary before treatment. However, we do offer patients a topical numbing cream for added comfort, as well as Clevens Comfort+, a safe and effective self-administered inhalant (similar to laughing gas) to help you relax and remain at ease during treatment.

Will my laser hair removal results be long-lasting?

Yes, laser hair removal results are long-lasting. It is important, however, that patients understand that six sessions, along with two maintenance treatments, are recommended for the best results.

What are the potential risks with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is considered safe for most patients. Side effects are generally mild, including temporary redness or mild swelling. More serious complications, such as infection, dark spots or areas of hyperpigmentation, and scarring are extremely rare. To avoid complications, patients are encouraged to only see an experienced laser hair removal provider, such as those at Clevens Face and Body Specialists.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the experience and training of your provider and the type of laser device used. At our practice in Brevard County, Florida, the price of laser hair removal also varies by the size of the area treated and the number of sessions required to achieve each patient's desired result. Laser hair removal treatment packages range from $450 to $3,500.

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