Laser Hair Reduction

Do you have unwanted hair on your face or body? If you are one of the millions of men and women looking for a quick and easy treatment to remove face and body hair, we have the answer. Lickstein Plastic Surgery is proud to offer advanced cosmetic procedures like laser treatments for permanent hair reduction/removal to patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie.

What Is Laser Hair Reduction?

The laser hair removal procedure uses laser light energy to target and eliminate unwanted hair on the face and neck, as well as large areas such as the underarms, chest, arms, abdomen, buttocks, bikini area, and legs. Laser hair reduction treatments are completely customizable and can achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve been dreaming of.

How Does Laser Hair Reduction Work?

Laser hair reduction works by directing light-emitting laser wavelengths at the hair follicles. This light energy is absorbed by melanin which is responsible for the pigment or color of the hair. The light energy generates a thermal response, and the heat destroys the follicles in the treated area. Since follicles produce hair, destroying them delays or prohibits the growth of new hair in the future. While laser hair reduction/removal is effective for long periods of time, hair reduction often isn’t permanent, and patients usually require maintenance sessions.

Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction has many benefits, including:

  • Achieves smooth, hair-free skin
  • Reduces ingrown hairs
  • Eliminates waxing, plucking, and shaving and saves time
  • Sessions are fast—most areas take a few minutes to treat
  • Lasers can target hairs precisely, making it ideal for both those wanting to remove small areas on the hairline, upper lip, or bikini line, as well as larger areas like the legs or back
  • It is a long-lasting hair removal technique

What to Expect with Laser Hair Reduction

Your laser hair reduction session will take place in one of our comfortable and private treatment rooms. At the start of your session, your expert laser hair reduction specialist will apply a topical numbing cream and begin the treatment by placing a handheld laser device directly on the target treatment area. This device will send concentrated beams of laser energy into the hair follicles. Once the laser energy hits the hair follicle, it is destroyed, and hair growth is eliminated.

Following a laser hair removal treatment, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and tanning and make sure to apply a dermatologist-approved sunscreen even when in indirect sunlight.

Types of Laser Hair Reduction

Lickstein Plastic Surgery is proud to offer several types of laser hair reduction, including:

BBL™ Permanent Hair Reduction

Broad Band Light, or BBL treatments, use an advanced FDA-cleared intense pulsed light system to target hair follicles and is especially effective for those with lighter skin tones.

Sciton Forever Bare BBL™

Forever Bare™ BBL delivers multiple pulses of energy simultaneously to progressively heat and destroy the hair follicles while protecting the surrounding skin.

Schedule A Consultation For Laser Hair Reduction

If you would like to learn more about your options for laser hair reduction/removal, please contact us today. The laser hair reduction specialists at Lickstein Plastic Surgery are experienced in utilizing the most advanced and efficacious hair redoval treatments available to achieve smooth, hair-free skin.

FAQs About Laser Hair Reduction

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How much is laser hair reduction?

The cost of laser hair reduction depends on the size of the treatment area as well as the number of treatments required.

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Am I a good candidate for laser hair reduction?

Laser hair reduction is typically most effective for individuals with dark hair and light skin, but treatments can be successful on all skin types when performed by an experienced laser hair removal specialist.

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How long does laser hair reduction last?

Laser hair reduction is long-lasting, but most patients will see some hair regrowth over time. After the initial series of sessions, many patients can expect to have annual or bi-annual treatments to maintain results.

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How many sessions will I need for laser hair reduction?

Multiple laser hair reduction treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments might be needed as well. Most patients require between 4 and 8 sessions per treatment area, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

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Does laser hair reduction have any side effects?

Laser hair reduction is considered safe however, there are possible side effects which can include mild swelling, slight redness, and skin irritation.3

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1 Mayo Clinic. Laser hair removal. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/laser-hair-removal/about/pac-20394555. Accessed May 13, 2022.

2 AAD. Laser Hair Removal: FAQS. Available: https://www.aad.org/public/cosmetic/hair-removal/laser-hair-removal-faqs#:~:text=Most%20patients%20can%20have%20laser,treatments%20to%20maintain%20the%20results.. Accessed May 13, 2022.

3 ASPS. What are the risks of laser hair removal? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/laser-hair-removal/safety. Accessed May 13, 2022.

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