Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to remove unwanted hair. As a longer-lasting alternative to shaving and tweezing, laser hair removal may help you reduce time spent on hair maintenance. As Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we’re happy to offer laser hair removal services to remove hair on multiple areas of the body. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by exposing the hair follicles to intense, concentrated light beams. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the follicle, which destroys hair from the root. Since the color pigment in the hair responds to the light, laser hair removal is generally the most effective in removing dark hair.

Laser hair removal targets hair at the root. So, it’s important to avoid waxing, plucking, and other hair removal methods that remove the follicle at least six weeks before treatment. 

What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Laser hair removal can be used to get rid of unwanted hair in virtually any area of the face or body. The only areas that aren’t safe to treat with laser hair removal are the surrounding areas of the eye and the eyelid. 

Common treatment areas for laser hair removal include:

  • Legs
  • Back
  • Armpits
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini line

What Are The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

  • It typically results in permanent hair removal after a few sessions.

After about three to seven laser hair removal sessions, patients generally experience permanent results. The ability to permanently remove hair and eliminate the need for frequent hair maintenance is a large benefit of laser treatment, especially when compared to shaving, plucking, and waxing.

  • Lasers are remarkably precise for small or delicate areas. 

Lasers deliver exceptional precision as a hair removal method, especially when compared to shaving and waxing. With a professional performing the procedure, you can ensure that hair is only removed in the desired areas.

  • Laser hair removal is low-risk. 

After laser hair removal treatment, skin discomfort will be comparable to a sunburn. Discomfort can be offset by cold therapy, aloe, or topical anti-inflammatory cream. 

At Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we provide laser hair removal treatment from our certified staff. After just a few in-office sessions, laser hair removal can help you say goodbye to unwanted hair for good. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and see if laser hair removal is right for you.