about Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has become a popular method for addressing unwanted hair on the face and body. At Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, we use several advanced technologies for hair removal, including GentleMax Pro® by Candela® and BBL™ by Sciton®. Leading dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel is excited to offer safe and effective laser systems that remove hair from areas like the arms, legs, chest, back, or bikini area. If you're tired of using over-the-counter hair removal methods that provide short-term results, we invite you to call our office in Jacksonville, FL to learn more about laser hair removal.
Candidates for laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a gentle procedure that's safe and effective for both men and women who wish to eliminate unwanted hair. At your initial consultation, we'll go over your needs, concerns, and goals so we can decide whether this treatment is right for you. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal:
- Want to reduce facial or body hair
- Want to stop using other hair removal techniques (shaving, waxing, creams)
- Have light skin and dark hair
- Are in good overall health
Laser Hair Removal Treatment
On the day of your appointment, you can relax in one of our MedSpa rooms as we clean the target area of your skin to eliminate oil, dirt, and makeup. During the procedure, a team member will slightly stretch the area to create a direct pathway between the laser and the hair follicle root. The laser beam will focus on and kill the follicle, preventing the hair from growing back. Usually, you will need to get 3 – 5 treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart to get your ideal results. Your sessions need to be spaced out in order to allow the affected areas time to recover and to allow time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase to reach the active growth phase so they can be treated in the next round. The GentleMax Pro and BBL technology we use both provide optimal precision, as they can target the hair follicle underneath the skin without disrupting the surrounding tissue.
after your appointment
While laser hair removal is relatively gentle, the treated skin may look like it has a mild sunburn since lasers are used. After your session, you may resume all normal activities, but you should avoid exercise and sun exposure for 24 hours to let the treated skin recover. At home following your treatment, we suggest anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to treat any discomfort.
remove unwanted hair
If you're tired of spending energy, money, and time on plucking, shaving, or waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, FL. This cutting-edge treatment will help you achieve clearer skin by effectively targeting unwanted hair on your face or body.