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Laser Hair Removal

Advantage Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology serving Jacksonville, FL, Neptune Beach, FL, Atlantic Beach, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL

Laser hair removal permanently rids you of unwanted hair so you can say goodbye to razors, waxing kits, and tweezers. Offered by Oliver Perez, MD, and the professional dermatology team at Advantage Dermatology, laser hair removal gets you the smooth skin you’ve always wanted. Get started today by setting up an appointment at the Jacksonville or Neptune Beach, Florida, by requesting an appointment online, or give the office a call.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses heat energy to destroy hair-producing follicles that lie beneath the skin, rendering them unable to grow hair. 

Laser hair removal is a simple, in-office procedure that’s appropriate for men and women of all skin types.

On what parts of my body can I get laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is effective just about anywhere you have unwanted hair. This includes your: 

  • Chest and back
  • Upper lip
  • Chin 
  • Neck
  • Legs and arms
  • Bikini line
  • Navel
  • Underarms

The laser treatment works best on untanned skin, so avoid the sun for a few weeks before treatment. Afterward, your skin is temporarily extra sensitive to UV rays — so be diligent about wearing sun protection. 

What happens during a laser hair removal treatment?

At Advantage Dermatology, the expertly trained dermatology staff uses the latest in laser technology to conduct your procedure. Your session lasts from five minutes to one hour, depending on the size and number of treatment areas and the density of the hair there. 

You relax comfortably on a treatment table. The area to be treated is cleansed, and then your technician applies the laser energy with a wand. Most patients describe the sensation as a mild rubber band snapping. You may need several passes, especially in areas where your hair is denser. 

The advanced lasers feature a built-in cooling system to minimize any discomfort. You don’t need a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.

After treatment, you’re free to return to all daily activities. You may have slight redness or swelling, but these side effects subside quickly. 

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Hair grows in cycles, and hair removal works best when hair is in a growth phase. Since not all follicles are in this phase at the same time, you'll likely need more than one treatment.

The number of treatments you need depends on the density of your hair in the areas being treated. It may take 5-7 visits for optimal results.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is extremely effective, leading to an 85-95% permanent reduction of facial and body hair. If hormonal changes cause hair to return, you can come in for retreatments

Schedule your laser hair removal appointment at Advantage Dermatology today. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online today.