Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. Respected dermatologist Dr. Debra Grayman and our team at Pure Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics, LLC in Orlando offer laser hair removal that can deliver permanent results. Dr. Grayman has a fellowship from the Skin of Color Center, specializing in treating various ethnicities including African-American, Latino, and Asian. Treatment involves utilizing lasers to beam highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light, destroying the hair.
When shaving, plucking, and waxing have become tedious, laser hair removal may be the ideal solution for removing unwanted hair. Women often have their underarms, bikini line, and legs treated. Common treatment areas for men include the face, back, and arms.
To explore treatment, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Grayman. She will examine the areas you want treated, review your medical history, and ask you about your goals. If you are a candidate for treatment, she will tailor a plan to meet your individual needs. She will consider the coarseness of hair, as well as the texture and color of your skin, before recommending the right treatment.
What can be expected during treatment
Before the procedure, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area to ensure the utmost comfort. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute whereas the back may take up to an hour. Most patients can achieve permanent hair reduction after an average of three to eight treatment sessions. No downtime is required, allowing patients to return to work or other activities without delay. Dr. Grayman will provide post-care instructions including applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher before going outdoors. It is also important to avoid sun exposure before and after treatment.