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Understanding the laser hair removal process at Jupiter, Florida area practice

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Understanding the Laser Hair Removal Process at Jupiter, Florida Area
Shaving, waxing, plucking, and the use of depilatory creams are the most common ways in which patients with unwanted hair deal with it on a regular basis. However, daily treatment for the removal of unwanted hair can cost both time and money. Instead, Jupiter, Florida area patients who are interested in hair removal in a permanent manner may want to ask our team about the benefits of undergoing laser hair removal.

Understanding laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is the use of a specialized laser light that targets hair follicles in the active growth phase and treats them, so they do not regenerate hair in the future. By doing this, patients can rest easy, knowing that they no longer have to deal with this unwanted hair again. Laser hair removal cannot target all the hair at once, as hair grows in a cycle. This is why one treatment alone will only reduce the amount of hair in the area, but not completely and permanently remove it. Patients need to undergo several sessions over the course of time to correctly target the unwanted hair throughout the phases of growth and see full removal.

What is the process of hair removal?

  • Consultation. First, patients book an appointment with our Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Peter A. Vitulli, Jr. to find out if they are an appropriate candidate for laser hair removal. In the past, older lasers only worked on dark hair on light skin. However, with continued advances in laser dermatology, patients of all ethnicities and hair colors can see results with laser hair removal. Additionally, the devices used in our practice are safe and effective, and are cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • Treatment sessions. Once patients have decided that laser hair removal is right for them, they book their first treatment session. Patients relax in the treatment chair or on the treatment table in our office and a special anesthetic cream is applied to the skin to help numb the area. Then the device is run along the skin to target deep within and treat the follicles in the active growth phase. Patients experience a “snapping” sensation as the laser light works on the area of concern and helps in reducing the hair in the area.
  • Aftereffects. After each treatment session, patients will notice hair coming out of the follicles on their own. This is a sign that the treatment is working. Not all the hair will be removed during each pass. Instead, there is continued reduction in the amount of hair in the area after each treatment session.
  • Repeat treatment sessions. The number of treatment sessions for a patient will vary depending on how their hair follicles react and how thick the hair is in the treatment area. However, we recommend patients start with approximately six treatment sessions and then add until they achieve the results they desire.

How long does laser hair removal last?

Because the laser light treats the follicles at the source, the hairs that are eliminated will never grow back. With enough treatment sessions addressing all the hair in the active growth phase in the area, patients will be able to enjoy hair-free skin for the rest of their lives. This makes laser hair removal a viable and smart investment for patients who are serious about permanently treating areas that are bothersome.
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What other options are available?

Outside of laser hair removal, some patients may want to see an esthetician elsewhere for electrolysis. However, the long-term results of this treatment are not nearly as reliable as the results of laser hair removal with a Board-certified dermatologist at our practice. Outside of these options, shaving, waxing, tweezing, and the use of depilatory creams are the only way to regularly remove unwanted hair.

Contact us today!

Discussing laser hair removal is the first step in treating unwanted hair on a permanent basis. Dr. Peter A. Vitulli , Jr. and his staff work closely with patients to help them in understanding the process and finding out if it is right for their specific needs. Contact the office by calling 561-427-2000 and visiting the practice personally at 4600 Military Trail, Suite 107. We welcome patients to our practice who are seeking comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body.

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Dr. Peter Vitulli is a highly sought-after and popular board-certified dermatology and board-certified Mhs surgeon in Jupiter. Having earned his medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Nova SouthEastern University, he completed his residency and internship at the University of Tennessee and attended a dermatology residency program at Nova SouthEastern University. Dr. Vitulli possesses vast training and experience in all aspects of pediatric and adult dermatology and offers comprehensive treatment solutions with an interdisciplinary diagnosis approach and impeccable follow-up care. He is particularly passionate about the management of skincare. With over two decades of experience in providing exceptional surgical and aesthetic services and medical care, he holds Fellowships and Memberships with several prestigious professional associations including the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Society of Mohs Surgery, among others.

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