There are many reasons patients choose to undergo permanent hair removal in Orlando. For some, it may be they have grown tired of the constant rotation of shaving, tweezing, and waxing. For others, it’s more emotional and a way for them to gain self-confidence. Whatever the reason, laser hair removal is a safe, non-invasive, and effective method for removing unwanted hair.

Laser hair removal is a technique of removing excessive or unwanted hair through the use of a highly concentrated beam of light. The light targets hair follicles and is absorbed into the pigment to destroy the hair. Because the treatment targets the hair’s roots, you will want to limit plucking and waxing the hair before treatment. You should also avoid sun exposure before and after treatment as it can limit the effectiveness of the hair removal.

Just prior to the beginning of the procedure, Dr. Grayman will trim the hair to within a few millimeters of the skin’s surface. Laser equipment is adjusted by your skin color as well as the thickness, location, and color of the hair being removed. A cold gel or cooling device will be used to protect the outermost layers of skin. You may also need protective eye-wear, depending on the light source used.

Dr. Grayman will then use the handheld instrument and activate the laser beam. It will pass through your skin to the hair follicles. Patients report feeling some discomfort in the skin and may feel a cold sensation from the cooling device.

After the treatment you may experience redness or swelling. You can apply ice to the area along with anti-inflammatory creams to ease the discomfort. Patients will notice the treated hair falling out over the next four weeks. You will need to avoid both natural and artificial sun exposure while the skin is healing. The next treatment can usually be scheduled four to six weeks later.

Dr. Grayman recommends three to five treatments per area for her patients seeking hair removal. This can result in up to 90 percent permanent hair reduction.

If you are tired of unsightly hair and want to find out if permanent hair removal with Pure Skin Dermatology is the right choice for you, call 407-459-8917 and set up your initial consultation.