LASER/LIGHT BASED TREATMENTS | Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Laser Hair Removal
The latest advanced technologies for hair reduction can remove unwanted hair safely and permanently. At our center in Coral Gables, near Miami, laser hair removal and intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are safe and effective for eliminating hair on the face and body for a variety of skin and hair colors. With the addition of the Cynosure Vectus™ laser, hair removal is quicker, more comfortable, and safer than ever before.
Smooth Skin in a Flash
Our dermatology team employs the Cynosure Vectus laser and the GentleLASE® Alexandrite laser from Candela to provide customized light and laser hair removal for our Miami patients. Both treatments use highly controlled flashes of light, which are selectively absorbed by pigment in the actively growing hair follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light energy damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle – all without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Members of our team worked closely with Cynosure/Palomar in developing the Vectus and its Skintel Melanin Reader. This technology allows the device to measure the melanin or pigment in a patient's skin so the practitioner can adjust the laser settings for safer treatment of all skin colors.
At our Miami office, all of our laser and light treatments are skillfully performed by our board-certified dermatologists. Your physician will determine which laser is most appropriate for your individual skin and hair coloring. While many practices offer these treatments, choosing an experienced physician for hair removal can maximize treatment effectiveness, as well as your safety and comfort.
While most patients, who visit our office near Miami, find our laser hair removal treatments mild, we can prep the skin with an anesthetic cream if desired. As areas are treated, these advanced devices cool the skin after each pulse of energy for enhanced comfort. Most treatments are complete within 15 to 30 minutes. The Vectus has the largest spot size (treatment area) in its class, so larger areas can be treated more quickly with this laser.
You can expect hair in the treated areas to fall out over the course of 1 to 2 weeks after treatment. Because hair grows in cycles, not all hairs are actively growing at once. Therefore, we recommend 6 to 8 treatments, every 6 weeks, to maximize hair reduction.