Laser Hair Removal Boca Raton Are you tired of dealing with extra hair? Do you wish there was a way to remove it permanently? If so, laser hair removal may be the solution for you. At our clinic in Boca Raton, we offer laser hair removal treatments that can help you achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve always wanted. So, don’t wait any longer – call Sanctuary Medical today to schedule your appointment!
How can I get rid of unwanted facial and body hair?
Tweezing, shaving, waxing, and other repeatable methods of hair removal take your valuable time and add up in expenses over the years. Laser hair removal is safe and effective in permanent hair removal. At Sanctuary Medical Center, the highly trained aestheticians recommend permanent hair removal with the GentleMax Pro laser. The GentleMax Pro can eliminate hair on your:
- Upper lip
- Beard area
- Bikini line
- Arms and armpits
You can treat multiple areas in a single session.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? Yes, laser hair removal works and can target unwanted hair on the face. In fact, it is a very popular treatment for those with excess hair on the upper lip, chin, or sideburns. Laser hair removal can also be used to remove hair from other areas of the body, such as the underarms, chest, back, bikini area, and legs. No matter where you want to remove hair, the treatment works similarly. A laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft. This light energy is then converted into heat, damaging the hair follicle and preventing it from growing new hair. Hair grows at different stages which will require multiple laser hair removal sessions instead of just one. So, you will have to get more than one treatment.
How Long Does a Laser Hair Removal Treatment Take? Laser hair removal takes just a few minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. The treatment can be completed in less than a minute for small areas, such as the upper lip or sideburns. Larger areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
How many hair-removal sessions do I need? The laser energy targets hair that’s in an early growth phase. Because your many thousands of hairs grow at different rates and are in different stages during your laser therapy, you may need a series of up to six treatments to reach all of them.
How much hair is permanently removed? After a series of treatments, up to 80% of your hair is permanently removed with the GentleMax Pro. Your aesthetic professional may recommend biannual touch-ups to keep your face and body hair-free.
What if I have sensitive, very fair, or very dark skin? The GentleMax Pro is safe for all skin types and tones. Your Sanctuary Medical Center expert adjusts the laser’s settings based on the pigmentation in your skin and hair. The 755 nm setting is optimal for fair to medium skin, while the 1064 nm setting safely removes hair on dark skin.
Does laser hair removal hurt? The GentleMax Pro laser feels warm and sometimes prickly when it targets your unwanted hair. The Sanctuary Medical Center team keeps you comfortable with a topical anesthetic gel, if necessary. To put your shaving and tweezing days behind you, contact Sanctuary Medical Center about laser hair removal by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? People with all skin types and hair colors can benefit from laser hair removal. However, the treatment is most effective on people with dark hair and light skin. This is because the laser targets the pigment in the hair shaft, which is absorbed more readily by darker hair. If you have very fair skin and hair, you may also be a good candidate for laser hair removal, but you may need more treatments to see results.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal Treatment If you’re planning to have laser hair removal, you can do a few things to prepare for your treatment. First, you must avoid sun exposure for at least four weeks before your treatment. This means staying out of the sun and using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when you are outdoors. You should also avoid other hair removal methods, such as waxing, plucking, or electrolysis, for at least four weeks before your treatment. This is because these methods can remove the hair shafts that the laser targets. If there is no hair shaft, the laser will not be able to damage the follicle and prevent new hair growth. Finally, it’s important to shave the treatment area before your appointment. Shaving doesn’t remove the hair shaft, so it won’t interfere with the laser treatment. In fact, shaving will actually make the treatment more effective by ensuring that the pigment in the hair shaft absorbs the laser light.
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