Are you tired of the hassle, inconvenience, and expense of constantly waxing, shaving, or plucking unwanted hair? If so, laser hair removal may be right for you. At Reflections Aesthetic & Laser Solutions, laser hair removal is one of the most sought-after treatment options. If you live in the Vero Beach, Florida, area and are ready to move beyond razors, tweezers, wax strips, and depilatory creams, then call or use the online booking tool to schedule a free consultation.
At Reflections Aesthetic & Laser Solutions, the team of doctors uses the CUTERA® CoolGlide™ ND-Yag laser for hair removal procedures. This laser is FDA-approved for permanent hair reduction and offers excellent results for all skin tones.
The laser works by delivering targeted pulses of light to your skin. That light is absorbed by the pigment in each hair, damaging the hair follicle to prevent or slow future growth.
It's important to understand that your hair grows in cycles and that laser hair removal treatments only work during an active growth cycle. For that reason, multiple treatments are required to obtain optimal results.
Some people enjoy the results of laser hair removal for many months, while others are hair-free for years following their procedures. Results vary from one person to the next, and some men and women opt for periodic "touch-up" treatments to remain hair-free.
Before your procedure, you'll need to shave or trim the hair in the treatment area. You may be given a numbing cream or gel to apply an hour before your appointment.
In the treatment room, you'll be asked to sit or lie down. You and the doctor will both wear special goggles to protect your eyes. A layer of cooling gel is used to protect your skin.
During treatment, the doctor moves the wand of the laser over the surface of your skin, delivering pulses of light to the treatment area. Each pulse covers an area about the diameter of a quarter.
Each patient will have a unique experience with laser hair removal. Some men and women report a sensation of a gentle pinch, while others liken the experience to being snapped by a hot rubber band. The length of the appointment depends on the treatment area.
Once your procedure is complete, you may experience mild swelling and heightened sensitivity in the treatment area. An antibacterial ointment that includes pain-relieving ingredients can help, as can over-the-counter pain relievers.
Most people return to normal daily activities immediately following hair removal appointments. You should avoid exposure to heat for 24 hours following your appointment, including hot showers, baths, or saunas. Take care to avoid sun exposure as well.
Over the following two weeks, hair in the treatment area will begin to fall out. Your next laser hair removal appointment is scheduled to coincide with your active hair growth cycle.
When you're ready to toss your razor, schedule an appointment for a free laser hair removal consultation.