Laser Hair Removal at Clevens Face and Body Specialists
Unfortunately, shaving and waxing can be time consuming, yet they only provide temporary hair removal results, 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 from Clevens Face and Body Specialists 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, putting an end to the continued reappearance of stubble. The most commonly treated areas include the arms, neck, back, bikini area, buttocks, and the legs. The laser is also safe enough for delicate facial tissues such as the upper lip, chin, cheeks, and sideburns.
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.
Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation
Prior to beginning the laser hair removal process, schedule your private consultation at Clevens Face and Body Specialists. During this appointment, the laser specialist 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.
The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Each laser hair removal session at Clevens Face and Body Specialists is performed in a private, relaxing room in the Melbourne or Merritt Island office. Depending on the area being treated, the session will last from 15-60 minutes. Although the treatment is not painful, patients will often 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.
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.
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.
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.
Risks of Laser Hair Removal
Today’s 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.
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 find out more on laser hair removal from Clevens Face and Body Specialists, contact the Melbourne office at 321.727.3223. Even easier, potential patients can fill out our online Contact Us form. Upon request, one of our patient care coordinators will be happy to schedule your consultation at a time most convenient for you.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
What areas can be safely treated with laser hair removal from Clevens Face and Body Specialists?
The experts at Clevens Face and Body Specialists are adept at treating almost any area of the body for hair removal. These include the face, neck, back, bikini area and buttocks, arms, and legs.
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal from 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 from Clevens Face and Body Specialist. 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?
While the laser hair removal treatment is not considered painful, patients can note a slight snapping sensation or pinch during each pulse of energy. While no anesthesia is necessary before treatment, patients may request a topical numbing cream for added comfort.
Will my laser hair removal results be long-lasting?
Yes, laser hair removal from Clevens Face and Body Specialists can be long-lasting. It is important, however, that patients understand that six sessions, along with two maintenance treatments, will be required 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.