Getting rid of your unwanted hair often means wasting part of your day trying to glide a razor over tricky parts of your body or having strips of wax painfully ripped from your skin. The worst part–within just days or a few weeks–you have to repeat the process again. To enjoy smooth, hair-free skin without the hassle, an increasing number of men and women are turning to more efficient, long-lasting laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal and who is it best for?
Today’s laser hair removal treatments are extremely effective at getting rid of unwanted face and body hair. Laser hair removal can precisely target hard-to-reach areas that are difficult to get with a razor, and it is completely comfortable for the patient—unlike the painful ripping and pulling of waxing or threading.
Laser hair removal can help men and women reduce unwanted hair from a variety of areas. We can treat both small, delicate areas (including armpits, upper lips, bikini line, etc.) as well as large areas of the body (legs, back, arms, etc.).
Your laser hair removal at Virginia Surgical Arts
At Virginia Surgical Arts, we perform laser hair removal using the Palomar Starlux 500 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. This treatment works by emitting short pulses of intense lamp light to the target hair follicles. As the pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, it causes the hair to heat up and loosen.
During your treatment, the IPL handpiece is moved across the surface of your skin to disable the unwanted hair follicles. Most patients experience just a minor snapping sensation during their treatment at Virginia Surgical Arts. Once the full area has been treated, we will wipe away the loose hairs, leaving behind the smooth, hair-free skin you want.
The exciting benefits of Palomar’s laser hair removal treatment include:
Long-Lasting Results: Because the light energy disables the hair follicles, this treatment can help achieve permanent hair removal.
Comfortable Hair Management: Our patients are thrilled once their laser hair removal treatment is complete. With comfortable treatments that won’t leave cuts or rip hair from your skin, it is no secret why many men and women prefer laser hair removal over shaving and waxing.
Quick and Easy Treatments: A single treatment with the Palomar Starlux 500 IPL takes just 30 minutes for larger areas, and even less time for those smaller spots like the upper lip or bikini line.
After laser hair removal
Once your treatment is complete, you might experience some mild redness or tenderness in the treated area—similar to a light sunburn. However, you should feel well enough to continue with your normal activities and any discomfort will typically fade within a day.
Contact us today to learn more about laser hair removal with Dr. Vendetti. Our state-of-the-art surgical facility is located in beautiful Virginia Beach and offers a full selection of award-winning facial cosmetic surgery, professional skincare, and oral surgery services.