You’ve heard us preach for years about the benefits of laser hair removal. You know that eliminating razors and depilatories from your daily self-care routine sounds ideal. But the one question you’ve likely asked yourself, us, or your friend who can’t stop bragging about how great it is to not have to shave anymore, is whether or not laser hair removal is permanent.
Great question.But before we get into the ins and outs of laser hair removal and whether or not you’ll ever have to make a trip to the store for more razors, it’s important to understand how laser hair removal actually works.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which destroys the hair follicles that produce hair. This damage is what eventually inhibits or delays future hair growth.
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts we pride ourselves on using best-in-class technology for laser hair removal in Miami – the GentleMax Pro from Candela Medical.
During a laser hair removal treat with the GentleMax Pro, dual wavelength technology is directed at the patient’s target treatment area. This machine delivers direct bursts of laser energy to the skin, passing through its uppermost layers and targeting the follicles. As the follicles absorb this energy, they begin to rupture. If this rupturing is complete enough, the follicle can no longer produce hair. Over a series of treatments, all the follicles in an area are ruptured, halting hair growth and leaving the surface of the skin smooth and hair-free.
Because this machine delivers quick, powerful bursts of laser energy to the skin, it involves a significantly shorter period of downtime or discomfort than other laser hair removal procedures. While most patients experience some degree of redness or swelling, this usually fades within a few hours of receiving treatment.
The GentleMax Pro laser is so quick and effective that it also decreases the number of treatments patients must undergo to see significant results. Typically, between four and six sessions over a 12-month period are necessary to get dramatic hair loss results.
But that’s precisely the thing – if you’re looking for permanence, you must follow the course of treatments our aesthetician provides. Laser hair removal is a lot like going to the gym to achieve a fitness goal. If you stay focused and committed, you’re going to reap the benefits. If you don’t complete the customized plan created to help you reach your goals – you may find yourself reaching for the razor again within a few months.
“After the first two laser hair removal sessions, patients tend to notice a significant reduction in hair growth. Many times, patients will skip the next few sessions thinking they’ve fully achieved their hair removal goals only to find that months later, hair begins to regrow as normal,” Dr. Susan Fox says. “Your hair and skin type will ultimately determine how many sessions you’ll need for full hair removal, and if you follow it, your hair removal will be permanent.”
Wondering how many sessions you’ll need to permanently remove your hair for good?According to Medical News Today, :”Hair removal works best on people with light complexions who have dark hair. This is because the pigment contrast makes it easier for the laser to target the hair, travel into the follicle, and destroy the follicle.
People with dark skin or light hair may need more treatments than others and may find that more hair grows back.
To permanently remove hair, the technician must know how to target the hair and choose the right type of laser.”
Our GentleMax Pro laser is safe and effective on all skin types and tones, which is a far cry from the lasers of the past. Not long ago, it was hard to find a laser hair removal option that was as effective on darker skin tones as they were on lighter skin tones. With our professional laser hair removal treatments and our skilled Miami vein doctor and laser experts, it won’t be long before you’re kissing your razors goodbye!
For more information on the best laser hair removal treatments for you, contact us today!
Dr. Susan Fox, DABVLM, D.O., RPVI, FSVMDr. Susan B Fox, D. O., RPVI, FSVM is an expert in vein and vascular diagnosis and treatment. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Vascular Medicine and Phlebology (the treatment of veins). She was one of the first physicians in the United States to be Board Certified in the treatment of veins. As well, she is a Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter (RPVI) and is certified to read vascular ultrasound studies.
After completing her Medical Residency and Vascular Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, she joined the teaching faculty at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University. There, she was the first physician in Cleveland and one of the first nationally to perform Endovenous Laser Ablation of veins. At University Hospitals of Cleveland, she started their first vein treatment and vascular medicine center. She has been on the cutting edge of vein treatments for decades. She was one of the first 20 physicians in the United States to perform the ClariVein® procedure and the first in Broward County, Florida. Dr. Susan Fox is a Diplomate of the American College of Phlebology and a Fellow of the Society of Vascular Medicine.
In 2005, she was certified in Hyperbaric Medicine and worked at the Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center for years. Prior to starting Fox Vein & Laser Experts, she worked at Soffer Vein experts, and previously was a Partner with Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida for the past ten years. There, she served as the Director of the Vascular Lab and the Director of the Vein and Vascular Diagnostic and Treatment Center.
She has been featured as a vein expert on multiple news programs in both America and Latin America and has written numerous articles and lectured extensively on varicose veins. She has developed her own techniques for injecting veins and her office is recognized as an expert training facility by multiple corporations. She has decades of experience in treating veins, and thousands of happy patients. She offers the newest and best minimally invasive vein procedures including; Endovenous laser ablation, ClariVein®, Ambulatory phlebectomies, ultrasound guided injections, foam and traditional sclerotherapy and Veingogh. She has successfully taught physicians and medical personnel in the treatment of venous disease for over a decade at her vein treatment facility. She is fluent in Spanish and English.