If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal in Jacksonville, Florida may be an option worth considering. Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. Lasers use pulsed light to target, break down and destroy the melanin (dark pigment) in hair. According to the FDA, professional laser hair removal is permanent because it offers long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs that will re-grow after beginning a treatment regimen.
Laser Hair Removal in Jacksonville, Florida 32202 is suitable for both men and women, and more people are discovering the benefits of laser hair removal every day. Laser Hair Removal is virtually painless and is a much more pleasant treatment experience than waxing, tweezing, and electrolysis, which are much more aggressive and damaging to the skin. But if you struggle with hair that grows thick and fast, constant razor burn, and ingrown hairs, then it might be time to delve a little deeper into the process and weigh the benefits against the negative pre-conceived notions you might hold about laser hair removal.
How does Laser Hair Removal in Jacksonville, Florida cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a laser treatment is $300 per session. The cost of laser hair removal in Duval County, Florida varies depending on the size, complexity and other factors of the area treated. But the amount of time and money you will save by no longer needing to shave an area of your body is considerable, as the cost of a year’s worth of razors is typically higher than laser treatments, assuming you are using quality blades. That’s also compared to other hair removal methods, such as electrolysis, IPL or the lifetime costs of shaving or waxing, where the cost and time of maintaining hair-free skin can quickly mount up.
Does The Best Laser Hair Removal in Jacksonville work on everyone?
The intensity can be adjusted depending on your skin sensitivity, although a lower intensity might slow down the desired results. However, the same results are not guaranteed on everyone. Laser hair removal in Jacksonville, Florida is safe and effective anywhere you have unwanted hair that’s dark enough to draw the laser – even in sensitive areas, such as the face and the bikini line. Since the contrast between the color of the skin and the color of the pigment in the hair follicle is what allows the laser to easily pick out what to target, laser hair removal works best on fair skin with dark hair and worse on darker skin.
We are also available in the following areas:
- San Marco
- South Jacksonville
- College Park
- Saint Nicholas
How do I prepare for Laser Hair Removal Jacksonville, Florida?
In order for the treatment to work effectively, the hair follicle needs to be present, so avoid waxing or plucking for several weeks – six weeks before each session. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. Before the procedure, a dermatologist will usually review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. You should also:
- Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements due to increased risk of bleeding.
- Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, waxing, chemical peels or collagen injections for two weeks prior to the procedure.
- Avoid perfumes, deodorants or any potential irritants in the treatment area before and after treatment.
When will I see results from Jacksonville Laser Hair Removal?
The process requires several visits, but you will begin to see results after the first treatment. After a few weeks, you will notice the hair regrowing, however this will be fewer, finer and weaker than before treatment, and you will notice further improvement with every treatment. Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from person to person, and might depend on what area of the body or face is treated. The number of treatments depends on your specific skin type and color, the thickness and density of hair, and the size of the treatment area.
Are there any risks that I should be aware of?
Laser Hair Removal in Jacksonville, Florida will not damage your skin, if you are being treated by good quality technology and by a qualified therapist. Having the treatments administered by an untrained clinician can result in unsightly blistering, burning, scabbing and hyper pigmentation due to the high energy levels required. Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions
Your clinic should make these risks very clear and give you time to digest and make a decision. Make sure you choose a provider with great safety standards, best practice, training and experience.