Reflections MedSpa, Sarasota

Laser Hair Removal

Laser and Intense Pulse Light Hair Removal
Are you tired of shaving, plucking, or waxing? Do you get razor bumps or acne-like breakouts when you get rid of unwanted hair? If so, you may want to consider laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorb the light which destroys the hair. We offer treatment with the Light Sheer Desire which offers the quickest and most pain free hair removal available.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers are a useful, non-invasive approach to long term hair removal of unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.

Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The new laser we offer can treat a larger area than could be done in the past. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs can now be treated in less than half an hour.

Most patients have long term hair reduction in hair after 5 to 8 treatments. Touch up treatments will be needed based on age, genetics, hormonal status and area treated.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure for four to six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely. It is recommended to shave the hair before treatment.

What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color. Depending on the area treated you may feel suction like sensation followed by a slight burning. After treatment you may experience slight burning, redness and scabbing which resolves quickly. There is no down time and you may resume normal activities immediately.