Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Aesthetics & Gynecology located in Indialantic, FL and Melbourne, FL

Eliminate razors and waxing appointments for good with laser hair removal offered at BodyWise Specialists in Indialantic and Melbourne, Florida. Regina Kaufmann, MD, oversees an expert team that provides advanced laser treatment to help you achieve smooth, hair-free skin in just a few sessions. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn how you can become lose unwanted hair for good.

Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal get rid of unwanted hair?

Laser hair removal directs heat energy to your skin to destroy hair follicles so that hair can’t grow. The energy passes through your outer layers of skin to reach the hair-growing follicles. Their pigment absorbs the heat, which disrupts their integrity so they’re destroyed and can no longer produce hair.

What areas are eligible for laser hair removal treatment?

Just about anywhere you have unwanted hair is treatable with laser hair removal. Consider the procedure for your:

  • Underarms
  • Chin and upper lip
  • Bikini line
  • Back and chest
  • Arms and legs

Multiple areas can be treated in one session. Discuss your areas of concern with Dr. Kaufmann, and she’ll develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

How many treatments sessions will I need to see success with laser hair removal?

Every person’s treatment plan is slightly different because of hair type, density, and skin color. Most people get permanent hair removal in 6-10 sessions. Multiple sessions are required because, to be effective, laser hair removal must occur when hair is in a growth cycle. Not all follicles are in the same stage at the same time.

Hormones, age, and genetics can also affect your laser hair removal outcomes.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Most people find laser hair removal sessions tolerable. They do report feeling heat and tingling, but Dr. Kaufmann is committed to your comfort. Following treatment, you receive ice packs and a cooling gel to ease irritation.

Should I schedule downtime following laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is not invasive, and you don’t have to take any time off your regular daily activities following treatments. Some people have a little swelling and redness in treated areas, but these side effects resolve in a few hours.

You do need to avoid direct time in the sun in the weeks following laser hair removal. The treatment makes your skin especially sensitive to ultraviolet light. Avoid sun exposure in the weeks prior to your appointment too, as tanned skin can compromise your results.

To learn how you can achieve the most effective, permanent laser hair removal, call BodyWise Specialists or book an appointment online today.