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Top 5 Areas for Laser Hair Removal

Posted January 25, 2022 in Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal is a popular way of removing (or reducing) unwanted hair from different body parts. Unlike other hair removal treatments (i.e., shaving and waxing), laser hair removal can be customized to maximize the results for different skin types.

Woman undergoing a laser hair removal treatment on her legs.

The treatment involves directing a beam of highly concentrated light at the treatment area. The light converts into heat and is delivered all the way down to the follicles. Doing so not only gets rid of the unwanted but also delays or inhibits hair growth in the treatment area.

As a result, laser hair removal provides lasting results, unlike other hair removal methods. Laser treatments are also highly recommended because it’s safe, quick, reliable, and affordable.

Careaga Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the GentleYAG Pro-U™ laser hair removal system.

Common Areas for Laser Hair Removal

Depending on the treatment area and skin tone, laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart. The following are the top five most common areas for laser hair removal.

1. Laser Hair Removal for the Legs

The laser therapist beams intense light onto the treatment area to zap the hair follicles. This leaves your leg looking and feeling smooth. You can have the procedure done on specific areas, including the thigh, calf, or the whole leg.

2. Laser Hair Removal for the Underarms

The laser therapist cleans the underarm area and, if needed, applies a mild topical anesthetic. Then, they zap the hair follicles in your underarm in a process that takes a few minutes. Applying ice packs or cool compresses to the underarms during recovery helps make the treatment more comfortable.

3. Laser Hair Removal for the Face

The laser technician thoroughly cleans your face and aims the laser at specific areas to zap the hair follicles. They give you protective wear for your eyes and hair. Laser hair removal for the face is usually quicker than other body parts because the face has a smaller surface area.

4. Laser Hair Removal for the Bikini Area

A bikini line laser session takes 10 to 20 minutes. It may take several sessions to remove all the hair on the bikini area because it typically grows thicker and denser than in other body parts. The laser therapist takes extra care with this area because it’s highly sensitive. They start with a low intensity and gradually adjust it to match your tolerance.

5. Laser Hair Removal for the Arms

This procedure effectively removes unwanted arm hair that’s dark and visible. It’s a popular procedure among patients because it also helps with the pigmentation of the skin to make it lighter.

See Long-Lasting Results

Although laser hair removal does not guarantee that hair will never regrow, it can help ensure that any new growth is much slower. Many laser hair removal patients can go about their routines for years without worrying about their unwanted hair.

Get Rid of Your Unwanted Hair Today!

You can use laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair from any part of your body. The most common treatment areas are the legs, underarms, face, bikini area, and arms. Visit Careaga Plastic Surgery or call (305) 960-7511 to learn more about laser hair removal.


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