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With near constant summer weather, Floridians often bare skin all through the year. This means maintaining silky, hair-free skin. Traditional hair removal methods can become tiresome, irritating, and have to be performed nearly every day. Thankfully, modern laser technology offers a solution for longer lasting and often permanent hair removal. Pure Aesthetics provides the best laser hair removal Weston offers.
The accidental discovery of laser hair removal occurred in 1963 when damage to pigmented hair follicles was observed during another experiment. By the 1980s, laser hair removal became a widespread practice used to remove hair for a longer time. Today, it is estimated that millions of people undergo laser hair removal treatments every year.
The lasers used for hair removal vary, but diode lasers are the most effective and safest. Minimizing pain and risk, Pure Aesthetics uses diode lasers for laser hair removal procedures on all areas of the body. The lasers used for hair removal have advanced and are safe to use on any skin tone and type.
Diode lasers for hair removal are a type of fractionated laser calibrated to a specific wavelength to target only the melanin in hair follicles. Thus, it leaves surrounding skin undamaged. Hair removal lasers use a combination of light and heat to render the hair follicle unable to grow hair. Since the laser only targets melanin in hair, it is not too painful and risks to the skin are minimal.
When the laser is activated, the combination of light and heat energy use the hair to travel to the follicle and create controlled damage that prevents hair growing. Your hair follicles all have different growth cycles, which is why laser hair removal requires multiple sessions. Each session will target a different set of hair follicles.
Laser hair removal can treat hair almost anywhere you have unwanted hair. At Pure Aesthetics, our providers have experience treating hair in many different areas of the body and on a diverse population. Some laser hair removal treatment areas include:
There are countless benefits to laser hair removal. As an almost painless, low risk, long lasting hair removal option, many patients find immense advantages of undergoing laser hair removal. Some patients will even have their entire body treated to address all unwanted hair. A few benefits and advantages of laser hair removal in Weston include:
There are various at-home laser hair removal devices available online and in-stores. How do these compare to professionally performed hair removal? Let’s compare the two laser hair removal options and see which is ultimately more worth it.
First off, professional laser hair removal uses medical grade lasers. These are not the same lasers publicly available. Therefore, at-home laser hair removal is generally not as effective and takes much longer to see results. Even though the lasers are not as potent, at-home laser hair removal can still be painful and does not offer numbing options like most professional clinics.
Another drawback of at-home laser hair removal is that it is riskier than an in-office treatment. The lasers can cause burns and most people using an at-home laser device are not trained in laser hair removal. This increases the risk of burns, hyperpigmentation, and, at best, lackluster results.
Overall, it is worth investing in professional laser hair removal services like those in Weston, Florida at Pure Aesthetics. Seeking out a provider who specializes in and has vast experience in laser hair removal reduces risks and tends to improve results significantly.
Before coming in for your Weston laser hair removal, your provider may give you some instructions to prepare for your treatment. First, you will need to shave all the areas you are getting treated. It is best to get the shave as close as possible since longer hairs increase the risk of pain or burns. You can shave just before your appointment. Though, it is often recommended to shave the night before to avoid redness and irritation.
Next, lasers make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Therefore, you should try to limit sun exposure and always wear a high quality sunscreen when going outside. Keeping the treatment areas covered will also help reduce sun damage or irritation due to sun exposure. You should do this before, between, and after your laser hair removal treatments.
Finally, avoid waxing or plucking. The laser targets the root of the hair which is fully removed with these methods. This renders laser hair removal less effective and sometimes can damage the skin. Stick to shaving before and between laser sessions.
To start off your laser hair removal treatment in Weston, you will change to make accessing the treatment areas easier. Following this, your provider will disinfect the treatment areas and may apply topical anesthetic such as numbing cream. Depending on the area, a small amount of ultrasound gel may be applied. This keeps you more comfortable and better guides the laser.
Your provider will gently move the laser across the skin and activate the quick pulses. You will wear protective eyewear and should feel little discomfort during the procedure. Though, it should be noted that some areas are more sensitive than others.
If only treating one smaller area, the entire treatment may take fifteen minutes or less. For larger areas or full body, it may be around an hour to an hour and a half. Afterward, your provider will give you aftercare instructions. They may also apply lotions or sunscreens to help soothe and protect the treated areas.
Laser hair removal does not require any downtime or recovery. Though, there are some basic aftercare protocols that your provider will likely recommend. It may different slightly for each person. In general, you can expect instructions such as:
Laser treatments--for the most part--are not overly uncomfortable. Some patients may feel no pain while others compare the laser to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. Since most areas are adequately treated in under a half hour, most find any pain tolerable for that period. If treating a particularly sensitive area, your provider can numb the area with cream before commencing the procedure.
Not shaving before laser hair removal puts you at higher risk of burns and increases the pain. It also is not as effective as when the laser can treat the hair within the follicle.
It depends on the area and the person. Usually, after the second sessions patients begin to see a noticeable reduction in hair. Though some may see it after the first session. Others may not see a visible reduction until the third or fourth session. Your provider will be able to give you a more accurate timeline after evaluating your hair type, the area, and the specifics of your treatment.
Laser hair removal works for nearly everyone. However, there are two main groups who may not be good candidates. First, certain medications can make someone more photosensitive. This makes laser hair removal more risky than usual and is not usually recommended for these patients.
The second group is anyone with hair that has little or lacks melanin. This includes people with white, gray, blond, and some types of red hair. While there are some exceptions and certain areas may be treatable (since some body hair tends to be darker), the procedure would involve more pain, more sessions, and more risk.
In the past, people with darker complexions could not undergo laser hair removal. However, with the wider use and advancement of diode lasers, it is now possible and safe to treat darker skin tones without major risks. In some cases, your provider may recommend using a brightening cream before treatment. The cream does not change the tone in the skin, but does temporarily deactivate the melanin.
The cost of laser hair removal in Weston depends on the size of and number of areas you want to treat. The following prices constitute a package of six sessions. You can find combined pricing by using our Price Simulator®.
Laser hair removal is a delicate process that requires an expert to perform for the best results. With state-of-the-art diode lasers and providers trained to perform laser hair removal, clients rave about the comfortable environment and high standard of care they experience. Pure Aesthetics offers the best laser hair removal Weston provides.
Located about 40 miles Northwest of Miami and 22 miles West of Fort Lauderdale, Pure Aesthetics serves patients and clients from the entirety of Florida. Featuring a catered menu of services including massages, facials, and chemical peels, everyone who books an appointment at Pure Aesthetics receives a treatment customized to their needs. To schedule an appointment, use our online booking or call us at 954-860-8200.