Many patients in the Boca Raton area who visit Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine have a concern in mind that they would like to treat. Our team of professionals understand that cosmetic improvements are a big issue for patients who have imperfections of the skin and body that make them self-conscious. For some, it may be unwanted hair. Unwanted hair on the body can be easily treated with laser hair removal, making rejuvenation of the skin and body attainable.
Treatment can be done anywhere and can be used to reduce the amount of hair in an area or to remove it. It is important for patients to understand the process of laser hair removal to know exactly what can be achieved by undergoing the treatments.
Laser hair removal uses a special IPL device that targets hair in the active growth phase. Hair grows in cycles, and the only way the laser can target the hair follicles is if they are in the growth phase of the cycle. This is why patients are encouraged to undergo several treatments if they want permanent and full hair removal. While patients may notice a reduction in hair in the treatment area with one treatment, they will not enjoy hair-free results unless they commit to several sessions. This is a common misconception with patients in regards to how laser hair removal works.
Laser hair removal is relatively comfortable, though some patients may prefer the application of numbing cream on the skin during treatment. The laser makes a snapping sound (and sensation) as it targets the hair follicles. After treatment, patients may notice some hair coming off the treatment area. This is completely normal and can be a visual reminder that the treatment worked.
Patients who have laser hair removal done will enjoy permanent results, as the hair follicles are damaged during treatment and no longer able to grow hair. This is a wonderful investment as patients can then avoid the expense and time of shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams.