Laser Hair Removal (Light-Based Hair Reduction, Cynosure) – Northeast FL

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About Laser Hair Removal

Hair removal with Cynosure laser has become one of the most popular elective services in America. It's an effective way for the long-term removal of hair on the face and body. This laser treatment usually leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and provides great, lasting results compared to other common options for hair removal. Dr. Roberto Garcia at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL performs effective and safe laser hair removal services for both women and men in commonly desired areas, like the arms, back, legs, face, chest, and bikini area.

Ideal Candidates

Hair removal with Cynosure is a safe treatment that is helpful for many people. At your initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you should get this treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:

  • Want to reduce hair on their face or body
  • Want to stop using other techniques for hair removal (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
  • Have light skin and dark hair
  • Are in good, overall physical health

Procedure Technique

On the day of your procedure, you will lie down comfortably in our private treatment room as your treatment area(s) is cleaned to eliminate oil, dirt, and creams. During the procedure, a team member will smooth out the area to create a clear pathway between the hair follicle root and the laser. The energy from the Cynosure laser will focus on and destroy the follicle, which prevents the hair from growing again. Typically, you will need to get 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to receive optimal results. Your sessions are staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to move into active growth so the laser can be effective. The revolutionary Cynosure laser technology we use at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery targets only the hair follicle, which preserves the skin and other tissue in the treated area.

What to Expect

Although this procedure is mostly gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a mild sunburn when lasers are used. After your treatment, you are permitted to return to all normal activities, but you need to avoid strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for at least a day to let the treated skin recover. At home following your treatment, we suggest soothing creams or ice packs to minimize any mild discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal varies in cost based on the size of the treatment area, plus the number of sessions recommended to receive optimal results. To fully understand the benefits of laser hair removal, consider the energy and time you are spending on shaving, waxing, or other hair removal methods. By comparison, laser hair removal is typically less expensive overall and can save you energy and time long-term. Our team will develop a personalized plan with the number of appointments you need and costs.

Is laser hair removal permanent?
An effective solution for the reduction of facial and/or body hair, laser hair removal offers lasting improvements. While you may enjoy the results of the procedure for years, it's actually considered semi-permanent since some hair may continue growing. However, patients find most of their hair follicles are dormant once their treatment plan is complete. If stray hairs are still growing after treatment is complete, they are typically softer and easier to manage. More laser sessions may be needed to address new growth and any stragglers.

Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in phases. When some follicles are growing, other follicles are resting. Because every follicle is in a different stage at a different time, several treatments are usually recommended to target each hair when it is actively growing. Scheduling your treatments over a few weeks will help you receive better, smoother results.

Does laser hair removal hurt?
Your laser hair removal session may cause minor discomfort but is not painful. Patients feel a small snap (similar to that of a rubber band) as the laser zaps each follicle. Your technician may use a local anesthetic on your skin before your treatment. Patients who have been waxed often remark that laser hair removal feels similar or less painful.

Which laser is best to remove hair?
With so many laser systems available, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery proudly offers state-of-the-art Cynosure laser hair removal technology. Cynosure provides impressive results for most men and women.

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Recovery Time  
None
Average Procedure Time  
30-45 min
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Rid Yourself of Razors

If you are tired of spending time, energy, and money on plucking, shaving, and waxing, make an appointment to hear more about laser hair reduction at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Laser hair removal will help you achieve skin that's smoother by effectively targeting unwanted hair on the body and face.

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