Laser Hair Removal


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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.

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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

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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.

What Makes Laser Hair Removal A Popular Medical Procedure?

Women’s most desired cosmetic intervention is laser hair removal. Even though cosmeticians and dermatologists have applied many methods in the past, it seems like these new methods using laser light to remove your body hair remain the industry standard within the last two decades.

IPL has been the most commonly used laser hair removal device. It emits intense pulsed light covering a wider area with a variety of wavelengths. That is how a dermatologist can easily remove hair follicles from all the body areas being present and disturbing you. 

This kind of laser treatment has been available to people for the past years and remains one of the top reasons women of all ages visit their dermatologists. Let’s see why this laser hair removal method remains popular for so many years and in such a diverse women and men population.

IPL Can Work On Any Type of Hair Follicles

Some people faced issues when needed to remove their hair due to their color. Melanin being inside the hair follicles is responsible for giving them their characteristic color. Most people have black hair, but a smaller fraction of them have blonde hair, which has less melanin in their substance.

IPL hair removal treatment can easily remove any type of hair in just a few sessions. Your dermatologist can apply the IPL treatment on your legs, thighs, back, and arms and remove your annoying hair follicles. That will leave you with smooth and clear skin that is more desirable and acceptable from other people.

Laser Hair Removal Is A Pain-Free Procedure

Compared to the older methods of removing hair (like electrolysis), IPL treatment is pain-free and easy to apply on any type of hair. Women can enter their dermatologist’s office in the afternoon and complete a laser hair removal session in less than an hour. A few more sessions would be necessary for complete hair removal that will last for a long time.

The only side effects can include some temporary redness at the spot where IPL has been applied. However, the light emissions never induce any painful feeling to people undergoing hair removal procedures with IPL. That is why the treatment has been popular and best-selling.

Needs Fewer Preparations Than Other Hair Removal Methods

Performing IPL laser hair removal to younger women requires a lot more preparation from their side. The only prerequisite for the therapy would be avoiding waxing, sunbathing, tanning salons, and chemical peelings. That’s why younger women who like to appear seductive and hairless on the beach could organize their schedule to perform their IPL treatments through early spring or even during winter.

IPL is among the most popular hair removal methods because it’s relatively affordable, fast, and efficient. The treatment has expanded to the men’s population facing issues with excessive hair growth on their chest and back. No matter who you are or where you live, IPL laser hair removal can become a permanent and safe solution for you.

FAQ

Is it worth getting laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal may give added value to yourself. The contrast between your skin color and your hair follicles designates laser light to select the suitable target. That’s why a person with fair skin and darker hair could have better laser hair removal results than darker skin types.

How long is laser hair removal?

You can expect a short visit to the office to perform a laser hair removal. The area you want to remove hair from would dictate the length of your appointment. For instance, your lips area hair removal can take only a few minutes, while removing hair from your back or legs could take as much as one or two hours. Complete hair removal would require multiple sessions. However, you can see tangible results even from the first visit.

Is it safe for laser hair removal?

The majority of people are safe when undertaking laser hair removal procedures. It would be better to safeguard your health and don’t receive laser hair removal when pregnant or to areas close to your eyes. If you experience any rare side effects after your laser hair treatment, you should talk to your doctor. Laser hair removal cannot promise you permanent results.

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