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Laser Hair Removal by Jessica at Gayoso Plastic SurgeryLaser hair removal is an excellent option for managing unwanted dark hair on areas all around the body. Laser hair removal is quick, produces minimal discomfort, and offers long-lasting results. At Gayoso Plastic Surgery, we strive to offer the best laser hair removal results St. Petersburg has to offer.

How Does it Work?

Concentrated laser light is aimed at hair follicles – on arms, legs, underarms, and other areas of the body. The pigment present in the follicles absorbs the light which damages it and prevents further hair growth.

Initially, laser treatments are done every 4 -6 weeks, to ensure that hair in the dormant and active cycles gets treated. It also depends on the growth rate in the treatment area.

What the Laser Removal Process Entails

When you come in for your laser hair removal consultation in St. Petersburg, we will help you determine if your hair has enough pigment to be affected by the laser. Once that has been determined, a personalized treatment plan will be created for you. There is a bit of prep for laser treatments (i.e. shave the area etc) so treatment may not be able to be done the same day as your consultation.

Preparing for the Laser Removal Process

The first step is to trim the hair close to the skin. After this, topical medication is applied to the shaved area to numb it. Medication takes up to 30 minutes to work. Once the area is ready, then the laser equipment is used to zap the hair follicle.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is ideal for dark, pigmented hair on the body. These areas include the face, legs, arms, back, underarms, and the bikini line. Major benefits include:

Treatment Time: The initial preparation takes more time than the laser treatment. The upper lip can be treated in under a minute. Areas such as the back take longer due to the large surface.

Precision: Since lasers work on the pigment in the follicle, the skin in the treatment area is undamaged.

Consistent Results: Laser hair removal treatments offer consistent results over the course of a treatment cycle. These results are long-lasting.

What to Expect After Your Laser Hair Removal?

There is no downtime required following laser hair removal. You can expect to experience some redness and a small amount of swelling around the treated areas. The skin may feel sensitive similar to a sunburn for a brief period.

Post-treatment care includes avoiding the sun. Sunscreen use is also recommended. It may take several sessions of laser hair removal to reach the results you desire so patience is key. It is important that you do not bleach or wax the area of treatment before your appointment as this will impede the efficacy of the laser. The laser needs to see pigment in the hair in order to reach the hair follicle.

The Cost of Laser Hair Removal

The cost of laser hair removal in St. Petersburg can vary based on the size of the areas being treated and the total number of treatments needed. Our team can go over pricing and payment options when you come in for your laser hair removal consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in laser hair removal and would like to know more about the treatment to see if it’s right for you, contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your laser hair removal in St. Petersburg.