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Patients in Jupiter, FL who are tired of constant grooming ask, “Is laser hair removal safe?”

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E very day, we talk with individuals who are tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving, but want to know if laser hair removal is safe. For many, the idea of having a laser removing hair from specific areas of the body seems a little scary. The good news is that advancing technology has made the laser hair removal process comfortable, safe, and effective at permanently reducing unwanted hair. At A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery in Jupiter, FL, our team is experienced in laser hair removal treatment.

Why choose laser hair removal

Laser light treatment is one of the safest methods of hair removal, both in terms of quality of the treatment and the results. When you go to a salon for waxing services, you may end up with someone who does not have much experience in the proper removal of hair. In addition, many times, you do not know how clean or sterile the tools are that are used. Without proper sterility, hair removal could lead to skin damage or infection. With laser hair removal, you are being treated by a trained professional who puts safety first.

How it works

Laser hair removal uses beams of light that target the melanin in hair follicles. The heat destroys the follicles so that the hair will not continue to grow, but leaves surrounding skin unaffected.

At A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery, we always put safety first. Before every laser hair removal session, we will make sure the treatment area is thoroughly cleaned and will provide protective eyewear to safeguard your eyes. A topical anesthetic is applied to the area to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. The handheld laser device also has a cooling feature to make the treatment easy to tolerate.
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After laser hair removal

It is normal for skin to appear red, or even a bit inflamed after treatment, especially if it was over a large area. Ice packs can be helpful to minimize swelling and discomfort. Aloe Vera gel can also be helpful to soothe the area.

Following the session, you will be given aftercare instructions that are very important when it comes to skin safety. Individuals who have had laser hair removal should avoid sun exposure, both outdoors and UV exposure through a tanning bed. Failing to follow these instructions could irritate the skin or lead to discoloration. If you will be out in the sun at all, make sure that you are wearing a high-quality sunscreen on any areas of the body that will be exposed.

In the weeks following treatment, the hair in the treatment area will fall out, a process often called shedding. It’s important to point out that this is not new hair growth. The treated hair will fall out due to the death of the hair follicle, which means the laser hair removal was a success.

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Patients with a darker complexion may experience some blistering, this is a rare side effect and should be discussed with the doctor if you have any concerns. Certain medications can be prescribed to aid in skin healing when necessary. Redness is normal for about 12-24 hours, and there may be some slight discoloration that should resolve over time. Always remember to call your doctor if you have any concerns following laser hair removal.

Before beginning laser hair removal treatments, it’s important to discuss any topical creams you use and medications that you are currently taking. Certain creams like Retin A can impact treatment and healing of laser hair removal. It’s also important to tell your doctor if you have a history of herpes or cold sores as laser hair removal can cause flare-ups.

When it comes to your skin, you want cosmetic treatments that will deliver beautiful and satisfying results, but that are also safe. Laser hair removal performed by a qualified provider at A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery in Jupiter, FL is a safe and effective way to get rid of that unwanted hair that has been plaguing you for years. If you’re ready to learn more about laser hair removal, or to schedule a risk-free consultation, call us today at 561-427-2000.

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I started seeing Dr. Vitulli a few years ago because of my fair skin and frequent cases of skin cancer. He and his staff have always made me feel very comfortable, they are very informative and spend time with me to ensure I understand everything. Dr. Vitulli is a very kind and caring physician and educates patients in preventive care. His bedside manner is fabulous!"

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