About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly sought-out cosmetic services available in the United States. This innovative treatment is a convenient, long-term solution for the removal of hair throughout the face and body. This laser procedure can leave the skin looking and feeling smoother and provides great, lasting results compared to other hair removal methods. Board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. performs effective and safe laser hair removal treatments for both women and men with the Cutera XEO Prowave in whatever areas they choose, such as the arms, legs, back, face, chest, and intimate areas. Typically, patients will receive multiple sessions to target their hair at various stages of growth for the most long-lasting results. If you're interested in laser hair removal or have any questions about the process and our deals, contact Urbaniak Plastic Surgery in Largo, FL and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ginger Urbaniak or a skilled member of her team.
Effective, long-lasting hair reduction for the face and body has become possible with recent advancements in light-source laser technology. Our Cutera XEO ProWave uses IPL technology to get rid of stubborn hair on most skin types. Hair removal with the Cutera XEO ProWave is a gentle treatment that's helpful for many people who struggle with excess hair or those who are tired of ineffective, costly at-home hair removal methods. During your private consultation, you will discuss your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for this service. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Are tired of other techniques for hair removal (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have light skin and dark hair
- Are in overall good health
During your hair removal sessions, you will relax in one of our treatment rooms as the targeted areas of your skin are cleansed to remove dirt, oil, and creams. To complete the treatment, a technician will smooth out the skin to provide a direct path between the hair follicle root and the laser. The energy from the laser will target and destroy the hair follicle, which prevents it from growing back. Typically, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to achieve your optimal results. Your sessions will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to change to the active growth phase so they can be treated. The revolutionary Cutera laser technology we use at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery is able to target the hair follicle alone, which preserves the skin in the treated area.
What to Expect
While this procedure is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a mild sunburn when lasers are used. After your treatment, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal properly. When you get home after your treatment, we recommend using anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to minimize any discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
A laser hair removal treatment varies in cost depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of sessions recommended to attain a smooth result. To help you consider the benefits of choosing laser hair removal, estimate the time and energy you are spend on waxing, shaving, and other temporary hair removal methods. By comparison, laser hair removal is typically less expensive overall and will save you time and energy in the long-run. Our team will create a personalized treatment plan for you that includes the total number of sessions you need and costs. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery frequently offers one free session with the arrangement of five treatments. In addition to this, we encourage patients to enroll in our Diamond Membership program. This membership will allow you to save up to 30% on select laser procedures, including laser hair removal.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
An effective treatment, laser hair removal offers long-lasting results. While you can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it's only considered semi-permanent because some hair may continue growing due to a difference in growth cycles. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be dormant after their treatment plan has been completed. Even if stray hairs emerge, they're remarkably more easy to manage in comparison. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in cycles. While some hair follicles are in a live growing phase, others are dormant. Since each hair follicle grows in various stages, multiple treatments are usually recommended to target each hair when it's growing. Scheduling your sessions over several weeks so you get better, smoother results is ideal.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Your laser hair removal session may cause minor discomfort, but it's not typically considered painful. Most patients will feel a slight sting when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. To remedy this, we can apply a numbing ointment to the surface of the skin prior to the start of the treatment session. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less tenderness than waxing.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many great lasers available. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery offers state-of-the-art hair removal technology for men and women with most hair types and colors. The Cutera XEO ProWave in provides impressive results, and we continue to upgrade our office as newer lasers enter the marketplace. We encourage you to ask us about our advanced Cutera laser system during your private consultation if you have any questions.
Plan Your Procedure
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting energy, time, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal treatments offered at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery in Largo, FL. Laser hair removal done by board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. can help you achieve smoother skin by effectively targeting unwanted hair throughout the face and body. If you live in the greater Clearwater, FL area, call our office or stop in to schedule your one-on-one consultation.