What is Laser Hair Removal?

Make shaving and waxing a thing of the past with laser hair removal treatment!

Shaving and waxing is time consuming, expensive, and temporary, as the stubble will return all-too-soon. Even more frustrating, frequent shaving can result in painful 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, ridding unwanted hair growth for good.

Laser Hair Removal:

  • Is easy and effective
  • Decreases hair growth
  • Can be used on the face, neck, legs, back, arms, and bikini line
  • Is safe for most skin tones
  • Does not damage surrounding tissues

Laser hair removal performed at Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Melbourne and Merritt Island, Florida is an effective way for both women and men to reduce unwanted hair growth. Through a series of short, pain-free sessions, unwanted hair can be reduced on almost any area of the body. The most commonly treated areas include the arms, neck, back, bikini area, buttocks, and legs. Laser hair removal is also safe enough for delicate facial tissues such as the upper lip, chin, cheeks, and sideburns.

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The Ideal Laser Hair Removal Candidate

The best candidate for laser hair removal will be in generally good health, looking to reduce unwanted hair growth. Men and women of most skin types and ethnicities can find long-term benefits from the treatment. Potential patients should understand the laser hair removal process, be committed to the treatment regime, and hold realistic expectations for their results. 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.

Hear Dr. Ross Clevens discuss whether laser hair removal is appropriate for all ethnicities in this video. 

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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 questions you have. Finally, you and your provider will work together to design a treatment plan to achieve your goals.

Watch as Dr. Clevens discusses activities you should avoid before your laser hair removal treatment.

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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 office. Depending on the areas being treated, the session will last from 15-60 minutes. Although the treatment is not painful, patients sometimes report a slight pinch or burn during each pulse of laser energy. Patients are encouraged to shave immediately prior to their 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, when needed, for your comfort. During treatment, you can opt for Clevens Comfort+ a safe, self-administered inhalant (like laughing gas) to help 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, patients can return to their normal routine.

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Recovery and Results from 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. Laser hair removal patients are able to resume their usual activities immediately, including work, school, and exercise. To avoid long-lasting pigmentation changes, patients must avoid sun exposure and consistently use sunblock for several weeks after treatment. Additionally, it is recommended that laser hair removal clients avoid plucking or waxing along the treatment area.

While the benefits from a laser hair removal session cannot be seen right away, in as little as two weeks, patients may begin to notice early results. Each treatment can result in a 10-25% reduction in hair growth. For optimal results, six treatments, along with two maintenance sessions, will be required.

In this video, Dr. Clevens answers the popular question, "How long do laser hair removal results last?"

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Why is a series of Laser Hair Removal treatments necessary?

For successful laser hair removal results, a series of six to eight sessions is necessary. This is because human hair cycles through three distinct growing phases: Anagen (growing phase), Catagen (transition phase), and Telogen (resting phase). The laser will only affect hair in the growing phase, when it is most susceptible to the damage of light energy. To give the hair follicles time to evolve through the growth phases, each laser hair removal session will be spaced roughly four weeks apart. Repeating the laser sessions will ensure that every hair follicle is treated, resulting in long-lasting smooth skin and long-term benefits. So, you can say goodbye to shaving and waxing forever!

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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 laser used by Clevens Face and Body Specialists targets only the dark pigments in the hair follicles, therefore the heat will not harm the surrounding healthy skin. More serious complications, such as infection, folliculitis, burns or blisters, scarring, and areas of hyperpigmentation are uncommon, but can occur.

Take a moment to watch this video as Dr. Clevens discusses laser hair removal and skin conditions. 

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Laser Hair Removal Before and After Photos

Actual Patient Results Before & After Laser Hair Removal Treatment | Clevens Face & Body Specialists offers nonsurgical laser treatments in Melbourne & Merritt Island, Florida

* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

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Actual Patient Before & After Laser Hair Removal on Upper Lip | Clevens Face & Body Specialists offers nonsurgical laser treatments in Brevard County, FLA

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Actual Male Patient Before & After Laser Hair Removal on Back | Clevens Face & Body Specialists offers nonsurgical laser treatments near Orlando in the Central FL area

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Laser Hair Reduction FAQs

What areas can be safely treated with laser hair removal at Clevens Face and Body Specialists?

The experts at Clevens Face and Body Specialists are adept at treating almost any area of the body with laser hair removal. These include the face, neck, back, bikini area and buttocks, arms, and legs.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal with Clevens Face and Body Specialists?

If you are in generally good health and are looking to reduce frustrating areas of body hair, then you may be a good candidate for the laser hair removal technique performed by Clevens Face and Body Specialists. An ideal patient will understand the laser hair removal process, have realistic expectations, and be committed to the treatment process, which will consist of between six to eight separate sessions.

Will my laser hair removal session be painful?

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 painful, 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 from 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 $3500. 

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Why Choose Clevens Face and Body Specialists for your laser hair removal?

The experts at Clevens Face and Body Specialists have more than two decades of surgical and noninvasive experience. Dr. Ross Clevens and his team of aesthetic professionals have extensive training in the laser hair removal process. Over the years, they have curated the most innovative and cutting-edge lasers available today, providing exceptional, long-lasting results.

To learn more about laser hair removal at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, reach out to us at 321.727.3223 or schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our laser specialists. We offer appointments at both our Melbourne, Florida and Merritt Island, Florida locations conveniently located on the Space Coast in Brevard County, FL near the Orlando area in Central Florida.

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