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Patients learn expectations for laser hair removal at a center for cosmetic & laser surgery in Jupiter, FL

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Dr. Peter Vitulli and the professional team at A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Jupiter, FL offer laser hair removal procedures for patients who searching for a more effective solution to eliminating excess or unwanted hair.
The average woman spends 72 days, that’s over 2 months, of her life shaving or performing temporary hair removal practices. Shaving, waxing, plucking, and electrolysis can be tedious, time-consuming, ineffective, or painful. Dr. Peter Vitulli and the professional team at A Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Jupiter, FL offer laser hair removal procedures for patients who searching for a more effective solution to eliminating excess or unwanted hair.

The science of laser hair removal

Laser hair reduction services have quickly risen in popularity. This precise procedure focuses the laser energy on the hair follicles. The melanin in the hair absorbs the light destroying the hair. Hair growth occurs in cycles. Some hair is actively growing as others may be in a latent phase. Lasers can only attack actively growing hair. A series of treatments is needed to achieve a significant reduction in unwanted hair. Laser treatments are a safe, precise way to reduce excess hair in nearly any area of the body.

Importance of treatment at a center for cosmetic & laser surgery

Laser treatments have risen in popularity but that does not mean they should be performed by just anyone. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure. It is more detailed than just zapping excess hair. The procedure requires extensive training and should be performed in a medical office.

Your medical professional will give you instructions to follow prior to, during, and after your laser appointments. Prior to your hair removal appointment, you will need to limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks. These procedures rip out the hair root temporarily. If the root is missing, the laser cannot target and destroy it. The root must be intact.

It is important to avoid sun exposure or tanning procedures prior to, during, and after laser treatments. Exposure to the sun can irritate the skin in the treatment area or cause complications. The laser for hair removal targets melanin. Melanin is abundant in dark hairs as well as in tanned skin. If your skin is tanned, the laser cannot determine which melanin to target. The melanin in the hair shaft absorbs the energy, but the melanin in the skin may absorb the energy as well causing burns. For this reason, lower laser settings are used for tanned skin. This results in a decreased effectiveness and more treatments may be needed.
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Expectations during and after the procedure

The day of your appointment, hair in the treatment area will be prepped so it rises just above the surface of the skin. The laser is calibrated to custom settings for each patient to ensure the safest and most effective treatment. Adjustments can be made based on skin or hair color, hair thickness, and area of the body to be treated.

The medical personnel and patient wear necessary protection during laser procedures. Appropriate eye gear is worn to protect the eyes from light energy. A cooling device or gel is used to protect the outer layers of the skin. The laser head is passed over the targeted area. Pulses of light penetrate the skin quickly.

After the procedure, your skin may look and feel sunburned. Ice packs, cold water, or anti-inflammatory products may help ease any discomfort. A series of treatments is needed to achieve optimal results. Treatments are usually scheduled every 4-6 weeks.

Between your treatments, you will notice changes. Over the course of a month, you may notice shedding as hair in the treated area falls out. Hair follicles that were in the growth phase were targeted and treated. Hair that was not active at the time of your appointment will regrow before your next treatment. Do not pluck or wax the hair as it would not be present and treated during your next laser session.

Stop wasting time with temporary hair removal practices. Schedule your laser hair removal appointment in our Jupiter,

Benefits of laser hair reduction treatments

At a Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, we understand that patients value their time. With short treatments scheduled every four to six weeks, time and convenience are two of the biggest perks of laser hair reduction procedures. Additional benefits include:
  • Speed
  • Short treatment time
  • Effective
  • Safe
  • Any area of the body
  • Permanent
  • Cost-effective
Stop wasting time with temporary hair removal practices. Schedule your laser hair removal appointment in our Jupiter, FL office. Call 561-427-2000 .

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"The BEST dermatologist and staff
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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