Unwanted body hair can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed about showing skin on your body in general. Hair removal methods, such as shaving or waxing, may address the problem, but they are a very temporary solution to an ongoing concern. Orlando Dermatology offers two of the most cutting-edge laser hair removal systems: the Candela Gentle YAG® and Lumenis Lightsheer Diode®. F. Lateef, MD, of Orlando Dermatology, specifically chose these systems for their efficiency, yet gentle methods of removing unwanted hair.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal involves exposing a hair follicle to an intense beam of light. The light and heat from the light destroy the hair follicle to prevent the follicle from growing new hair. Not all lasers are created equal, however.
Cosmetic lasers emit different wavelengths of light to target different hair and skin types. The Candela Gentle YAG and Lumenis Lightsheer Diode systems are respectively designed to emit different wavelengths, allowing Dr. Lateef to address unwanted hair for people of all skin types, hair colors, and textures.
What distinguishes the Candela Gentle YAG and Lumenis LightSheer Diode?
These two state-of-the-art laser hair removal systems grant unparalleled results and offer a comfortable, rejuvenating experience. The Lumenis Lightsheer Diode is a great solution for candidates with lighter hair and skin tones. For those with darker skin tones and hair shades, the Candela Gentle YAG can more effectively help you achieve a smoother complexion. Following your laser hair removal treatment, some hair follicles may never grow back. Most patients find they need anywhere from three to six treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike the Candela Gentle YAG and Lumenis LightSheer Diode, other lasers do not offer the same abilities to treat even fine hairs or to minimize the likelihood the skin will discolor around the treated area. Schedule your consultation with us and ask our team about these revolutionary laser hair removal systems!
What Areas of the Body Does Laser Hair Removal Treat?
The Candela Gentle YAG and Lumenis LightSheer Diode laser can work on virtually any area where you have unwanted hair. Examples include:
- Back Hair
- Bikini Area for women only
- Chest Hair
- Chin Hair
- Facial Hair, such as above the lip
- Outer Ear Hair
- Beard line
- And more!
Before and After
What Is the Treatment Process for Laser Hair Removal Like?
Because hair follicles are constantly in different stages of growth, laser hair removal can take multiple treatments to prove effective.
If you currently wax or use electrolysis for hair removal, you must discontinue these processes for at least four weeks before your laser hair removal treatment. This keeps your hair follicles from progressing into a growth phase that keeps the laser from working at its best. Please contact us for Pre-Treatment instructions which are necessary prior to your appointment.
The treatment’s duration depends upon the area treated. Our laser hair removal systems are designed to deliver fast pulses, sometimes as quick as 3 milliseconds, to destroy hair follicles.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Mild discomfort has been associated with laser hair removal therapy. However, our systems employ state-of-the-art technology to cool the hair follicles after heating them to minimize pain and discomfort as much as possible. Each patient can have a different reaction to laser hair removal treatments. Some patients find the procedure is fairly comfortable.
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