Laser Hair Removal Tampa Bay
Many men and women today are turning to laser hair removal to say goodbye to unwanted hair on the face and body. As the best dermatologist Tampa has, Dr. Milan Lombardi works to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Though we all grow body hair, it can often be at odds with our aesthetic standards. Unwanted body hair can be removed in many ways, but traditional methods are uncomfortable and short-lasting. With modern technology, Dr. Lombardi provides a long-lasting solution to removing unwanted body hair.
Laser Hair Removal Overview
Using laser hair removal, we can achieve long-lasting results on smaller areas like the:
- Bikini area
- Facial areas
Using the excel V™ light therapy device, we provide stunning results that stay with you.
You are not alone in being tired of the chore of removing hair from various body areas. No one can blame you. These routines demand repetition and no small amount of discomfort.
You may find that your ideal solution is laser hair removal in the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi. The Lombardi Institute of Dermatology team works with each patient to determine a treatment that meets their specific needs, delivering quality, long-lasting results.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Traditionally, we have turned to manual techniques to remove hair from places we wish to have smooth. Shaving, waxing, plucking, and threading are the conventional methods of hair removal. But, these methods have been around for centuries. And they have hardly improved. Although they achieve the goal, they do so only temporarily. We live in the 21st century, so why not use the modern tools we have available?
Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair through the delivery of photothermal energy. The wavelengths of our device are absorbed by individual hairs within hair follicles. More specifically, the pigment or color within the hair itself responds to light. Because energy is absorbed only by pigment and follicle, no damage occurs to the skin on the treatment area. That means this is a safe and effective means of removing unwanted hair.
The result is a decrease in hair thickness and growth that lasts for months rather than days. Many patients choose to have multiple sessions, further improving their results.
How Laser Hair Removal Works?
The type of laser treatment can vary depending on a patient’s skin and hair type.
Both laser and IPL, or intense pulsed light, can minimize the number and thickness of hairs on the face and body. The type of treatment you receive will depend on your goals and target areas.
IPL is more suited to smaller areas due to the wide-filtered wavelength of light emitted by this type of device. IPL also tends to work better with lighter hair and skin tones. During your consultation, Dr. Lombardi will determine which type of treatment will provide you with results that meet your needs.
The Process and the Results
Regardless of the type of device used, optimal results are achieved through a series of treatments. A typical timeframe will see a series of 4-6 treatment visits to deliver the best results. For patients with lighter hair pigment, additional sessions might be necessary. The reason is that patients naturally have less pigment, which responds to the laser.
During your consultation with Dr. Lombardi, we will be able to assess your skin and hair and estimate the number of treatments necessary to achieve lasting results. You will never be in the dark about any part of your treatment. Instead, we keep you fully informed so you can make your decisions with comfort and confidence.
Misconceptions about Laser Hair Removal
One of the misconceptions about laser hair removal is that the skin will be forever silky smooth. In reality, there is no way to guarantee this. Laser hair removal and IPL do not destroy the hairs themselves. Treatments that promise such a result can actually be dangerous. Instead, the laser treatment inhibits the growth of new hair in the targeted follicles.
Invariably, a few hairs do tend to grow back here and there. However, they are likely to be very thin and light in color, so they are much less noticeable than the target area’s hair once was.
When hair begins to regrow, touch-up treatments will help keep your skin looking the way you want. The time between touch-ups will vary for each patient, but an average timescale is every six to twelve months. Dr. Lombardi will let you know what your treatment schedule might look like in advance.
Does Laser Hair Removal Have a Recovery Period?
Laser hair removal usually does not demand any downtime. While there will be minor swelling or redness at the treated area after the procedure, this will clear up quickly.
We still advise taking care not to irritate the treated site. It will be tender, so avoid wearing abrasive clothing or scratching at it. Lightly applying an icepack to the area can provide some relief. In cases of extra sensitive skin, topical steroids are an additional option.
It is also beneficial to avoid direct sunlight. Sunlight could further irritate the skin and cause additional redness.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Since the laser is interacting with your body, some sensation is expected. Some patients report that the treatment feels like tapping a pencil against their skin. Others compare it to getting a tattoo.
The difference is skin sensitivity. Before your treatment, you can evaluate how sensitive your skin is. This will give you an idea of how the treatment itself will feel. If the discomfort concerns you, speak with Dr. Lombardi, and he will work to find a solution that fits your needs.
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Your skin health is essential to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to Dr. Milan Lombardi, your dermatologist in Tampa. Dr. Lombardi at the Lombardi Institute of Dermatology works attentively with each patient to deliver results that last. Using his extensive experience, he provides a comfortable compassionate experience patients in the Tampa area.
If you have questions about our practice and treatment options, contact the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi today to schedule a consultation and begin putting together your personalized treatment plan. Removing unwanted hair has never been easier with laser hair removal. Take control of your body and its aesthetic today!