Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal Services at Cell Renew in Tampa, Florida

Laser hair removal employs a concentrated beam of light (a laser) to remove unwanted hair from the body and prevent hair growth. The aesthetics experts at Cell Renew are considered top providers of laser hair removal in Tampa and can help you achieve and maintain the hair-free look you prefer with this popular treatment.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

During a laser hair removal procedure, a laser device is directed across the treatment area, emitting flashes of light. The laser targets and damages the hair and hair follicles in the area because it is attracted to the hair’s melanin (the body’s pigment-producing chemical). As a result of laser-induced injury to the hair follicles, normal hair growth is disrupted and delayed.
Laser hair removal can be much more effective and long-lasting than shaving. Shaving only cuts the hair on the skin’s surface, leaving the follicle itself unaffected and able to regrow the hair.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal 

For the two weeks prior to your session, don’t do anything that may alter or darken your skin’s tone or irritate the follicles. Avoid sunlight and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) if you need to go outside. Don’t use tanning beds. It is also important that you don’t pluck any hairs or receive any waxing treatments.
The morning or night before the procedure, shave the treatment area, so the laser can reach the hair follicles more effectively. If the hair to be treated is on your back or in another difficult spot, we’ll shave it for you when you arrive.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can be ideal for people who are tired of having to frequently shave, wax, and pluck to eliminate hair in common problem areas such as the:
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area

Laser hair removal is not recommended on the eyelids or near the eye. You also should not have laser hair removal where you have tattoos.

The experts at Cell Renew are able to perform laser hair removal on patients of most skin types and tones. However, this treatment is ideal for patients with dark hair and light skin due to the contrasting colors. Because lighter hair, like gray or blonde, has less melanin, it does not respond as well to laser hair removal treatments.

What to Expect During a Laser Hair Removal Session

During treatment, we will guide the laser device across the targeted area. The laser beam will pass through the skin and into the follicles, destroying the hair and damaging the follicle. Patients may feel a slight “snapping” sensation as this occurs.

What to Expect After a Laser Hair Removal Session

After your laser hair removal treatment is complete, you will be able to return to work or go home immediately. Recovery can involve some redness or swelling, but these effects should subside within a day. The treated hairs will begin to fall out within days. Continue to avoid tanning beds and sun exposure until otherwise directed.

Because laser hair removal is most effective against hairs that are at the beginning of the growth cycle, multiple sessions are necessary for the most even, comprehensive results. We often recommend a series of up to six treatments to start. Occasional follow-up treatments can be scheduled, as needed, to keep the area smooth and hair-free.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

Since patients’ bodies can vary when it comes to hair, so can the cost of this treatment. The price of laser hair removal is dependent on:

  • Hair thickness
  • Surface area of the treatment site
  • Number of areas we’ll be focusing on
  • Number of treatments required

Contact Us to Learn More

These factors and more can be discussed during your initial laser hair removal consultation. Reach out to Cell Renew today to learn more about laser hair removal in Tampa. We’ll discuss your options and figure out together if this procedure is right for you.

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