Let’s face it, body hair is a fact of life. But the removal process can be a tedious experience, spending hours each week dealing with the unwanted and unruly body hair. If you are frustrated with traditional body hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams or have ever thought of the time and money you could save by not having to buy hair removal products then you are in the right place. Laser hair removal near you in West Palm Beach might be the solution you need.

What is Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Laser hair removal is a technique performed by our laser hair removal specialist that uses controlled blasts of highly concentrated light (lasers) to surround hair follicles.

The light from the lasers is absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicles, destroying the hair within the follicle itself. With repeated treatments, your hair will be unable to grow back, leaving your skin soft and smooth. No more razor burn or expensive creams!

 Our laser specialist has a gift for providing effective laser hair removal treatments that leave the skin smooth and without irritation for a look and a feel you are sure to enjoy.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair removal provides numerous benefits to anyone looking to get rid of unwanted body hair. The benefits include:

  • Removing unwanted hair
  • Removing excess hair
  • Leaving you with smooth, soft skin
  • Providing clients with confidence in their appearance

Common areas for treatment include the legs, bikini area, arms, shoulders, back, neck, chest, upper lip, and chin. Our goal is to ensure you feel confident and empowered in your body and customizing the hair removal experience to help you look and feel your best.

Common areas for treatment include the legs, bikini area, arms, shoulders, back, neck, chest, upper lip, and chin. Our goal is to ensure you feel confident and empowered in your body and customizing the hair removal experience to help you look and feel your best.

Who is a Candidate for These Treatments?

Because laser hair removal works by using the pigment in your hair follicles, the technique works best if you have darker hair. The darker the hair, the better the light from the laser can be absorbed, and the more effectively the hair can be destroyed inside the follicle. 

Laser hair removal can still prove effective for those with less pigment in their hair. While we might not be able to completely remove all unwanted body hair for those with lighter pigment, the procedure can still drastically reduce the amount of hair in your problem areas.

What to Expect Prior to Your Appointment

If you’re planning on receiving laser hair removal treatments with us in West Palm Beach, there are a few steps you should take prior to your appointment, including:

  • Avoid sun exposure for two weeks
  • Shave the day before treatment or the day of your treatment
  • Avoid exfoliating cleanser, sugar scrubs, and bleaching creams for at least three days prior to your treatment
  • Refrain from removing hair by waxing, tweezing, or using depilatory creams for at least four weeks

Following these guidelines will allow you to have the most comfortable and effective laser hair removal process possible!

What to Expect During Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

When you go into treatment make sure your skin has no irritation or open cuts as irritation can react negatively to lasers. Before the treatment begins, our laser hair removal specialist at LifeGaines Med Spa Boca Raton will clean the skin where the treatment will be administered and apply a numbing gel to the area. Our high-energy laser will then send gentle pulses of light to your skin. (We will provide protective eyewear to put on during the treatment to protect your eyes from the laser!)

The procedure typically takes one hour, but this depends on the area being treated and the size of the area. Oftentimes smaller areas can take just a few minutes to treat, whereas larger areas (such as the chest or legs) can take longer.

Patients often report the treatment feeling similar to a rubber band snapping along the skin and the slight discomfort is only temporary.

What to Expect After Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

While your specific experience may vary,  six to ten treatments provide the best results. These treatments should be spread out every five to six weeks to allow for healing in between sessions. To help your skin heal between treatments, you should:

  • Avoid waxing, tweezing, or depilatory creams
  • Avoid high heat like hot tubs or saunas for 72 hours after treatment
  • Refrain from using sugar scrubs, exfoliating cleansers, and retinoids for up to three days after
  •  Make sure your natural hair growth is uninterrupted by any outside factors. This way, the laser can find and destroy any hair that has started to grow inside the follicle.

Because the follicle itself remains intact, you might need repeated treatments at some point down the road. Contact the experts at our office today for a free consultation. We will determine how many treatments you will need and provide you with a cost estimate.

Why Choose LifeGaines for Laser Hair Removal?

Don’t let unwanted body hair hold you back from living your most authentic life! Dr. Richard Gaines and his team have been successfully treating patients for decades. Our premier approach to total body wellness has enabled patients throughout Florida to reach their health and aesthetic goals. Contact us today for more information about Laser Hair Removal in West Palm Beach.

Other areas we service for Laser Hair Removal include:

Laser Hair Removal West Palm Beach | Laser Hair Removal Boca Raton | Laser Hair Removal Miami

Reviewed by Dr. Richard Gaines

Dr. Richard Gaines is the Chief Medical Officer of LifeGaines Med Spa in Boca Raton. He attended the Boston University School of Medicine, completed an internship at the Tufts University of Medicine, and his residency at the Harvard School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Richard Gaines is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving sexual health paradigm. He continues to innovate with new anti-aging treatments to enhance and extend the lives of his patients. His effective forms of regenerative medicine, hormone therapy, and wellness treatments are designed to help people of all ages improve their energy, drive, sexual health, and overall wellness goals.