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Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal works by heating the hair follicle and selectively damaging it allowing for decreased growth over time. 

At USF Health, we have several lasers that can safely and effectively treat any skin type for hair removal. It is important for darker skin types to be treated on specific lasers in skilled hands to avoid complications from the treatment.

In addition, it is recommended that patients avoid the use of self-tanners and sun exposure in the treatment areas 4 to 6 weeks prior to their appointment.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal? 

  • Reduces hair growth over time
  • Fewer ingrown hairs
  • Less frequency of having to shave, wax or hide embarrassing unwanted hair
  • Softer, smoother skin in the treatment area
  • Safe and effective

What can I expect during and after laser hair removal?

  • Cool air is used to minimize discomfort during the treatment
  • Mild redness in the treatment area
  • Multiple treatments are needed to achieve the best results (5 to 8 treatments depending on the area are recommended)
  • Shave within 24 hours prior to treatment

 

Please note: Cosmetics procedures are not covered by health insurance.