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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a common medical procedure in which a beam of concentrated light removes undesired hair from the body. Laser hair removal allows both men and women to safely remove hair without needing to shave or wax the areas regularly.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa uses the innovative Clarity II laser by Lutronic for our laser hair removal treatments. During the procedure, a powerful laser beam of light passes harmlessly through your skin. The light is then attracted to and absorbed by the pigment in hair bulbs that are actively growing. The heat from the laser damages the hair bulbs, which prevents them from growing in the future.

The Clarity II laser by Lutronic is an advanced laser featuring adjustable wavelengths. The laser can be adjusted for different skin types and hair colors to ensure consistently excellent results.

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Where Can Laser Hair Removal Be Done on the Body?

Laser hair removal can be done on nearly every area of the body. However, these are a few of the most popular spots for the procedure:

  • Legs
  • Armpits
  • Bikini line
  • Chin
  • Upper lip

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:

  • No longer needing to shave or wax the area
  • Avoiding issues like razor burn and skin irritation
  • Hair removal with extreme precision
  • Long-lasting results
  • Very little discomfort

Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Men and women looking to reduce or halt hair growth in specific body areas may be good candidates for laser hair removal. Ideal candidates for the treatment should meet the following requirements:

  • Be in generally good health
  • Have unwanted hair
  • Have realistic expectations

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

After laser hair removal, the skin in the area may be red for one or two days. For the best possible healing, patients should avoid all of the following:

  • Sun exposure (for a week)
  • Additional skin treatments (for two weeks)
  • Hot water (for 24-48 hours)
  • Sweating (for 24 hours)
  • Makeup or perfume (for 48 hours)
  • Puncturing the skin
  • Tweezing, plucking, or waxing hair that you see

How Long Will It Take To See Results After Laser Hair Removal?

After laser hair removal, your targeted area will gradually shed hair over the following days or weeks. With each subsequent treatment, hair growth will be further reduced. The results can last several months or even years before additional treatments are needed.

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

When your laser hair removal procedure begins, you will be given protective eyewear, your skin will be cleansed, and any hair in the targeted area will be shaved. Your doctor will press the laser device on your skin and activate the light beam. The handpiece will be chilled to minimize discomfort, but you may still feel warm, pinching sensations during the treatment.

Depending on the area where you’re having hair removed, the procedure could take anywhere from a few minutes to around an hour.

Because your hair grows in cycles, you will need approximately six laser hair removal treatments to achieve optimal results. These appointments should be four to eight weeks apart.

Why Choose HK MedSpa Tampa for Laser Hair Removal?

Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & MedSpa will provide you with a pleasant experience and beautiful results for laser hair removal in Tampa. The lasers we use at our Tampa MedSpa location are sophisticated and dependable, and Dr. Holcomb, Dr. Kreithen, and their incredible staff handle every procedure with precision and attention to detail.

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