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. In the Tampa, Dr. Milan Lombardi, we can achieve long-lasting results on smaller areas like the chin, underarms, and bikini area using the excel V™ light therapy device.
You are not alone in being tired of the chore of removing hair from under your arms, your bikini area, your lip, or other focused areas of the face or body. 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, delivery quality and 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. Although they achieve the goal, they do so only temporarily. We live in the 21st century, so why not make use of 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.
The result is a decrease in hair thickness and growth that lasts for months rather than days.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. Instead, they inhibit 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.
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.
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 fell.
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Call Lombardi Institute of Dermatology
Your skin health is essential to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to Dr. Milan Lombardi, your dermatologist in Tampa. The team at the Lombardi Institute of Dermatology works attentively with each patient to deliver results that last.
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.