HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS IN CORAL GABLES
For men and women with excessive hair growth, daily grooming habits can be very time consuming and, in some cases, painful. Patients who have excessive hair may also be embarrassed about their appearance and may feel self-conscious about their looks. Although shaving and waxing can solve this problem, many patients are in need of a more permanent solution. Board certified dermatologist
Dr. Alonso is pleased to offer laser hair removal at her Coral Gables practice, as a way to help patients improve their appearance and gain confidence. Read more about laser hair removal below and contact Dr. Alonso today
at 305-403-1181 to schedule a consultation.
WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL??
Laser hair removal is an advanced cosmetic skin care procedure which is designed to remove unwanted hair from the body for an extended period of time. Laser hair removal can be performed for men and women, on several areas of the body, including:
- Arms / underarms
- Bikini line
At her state-of-the-art practice, Dr. Alonso uses the safest and most advanced lasers to provide beautiful results in as few treatment sessions as possible. Laser hair removal is ideal for patients who are bothered by the daily routine of shaving, tweezing or waxing. With laser hair removal, just a few one-hour treatment sessions are all patients need for smooth skin.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Laser hair removal is a safe, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment that is appropriate for patients over the age of 18. Any other skin conditions should be treated prior to laser hair removal. Patients who have light skin and dark, coarse hair typically experience the best results. During a consultation at her Coral Gables practice, Dr. Alonso evaluates each patient’s candidacy for laser hair removal. During this time, Dr. Alonso will explain the procedure in detail; patients are encouraged to ask any questions they have about treatment.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE
Dr. Alonso performs laser hair removal at her practice using two of the most advanced lasers available – the Cutera CoolGlide and Cutera Prowave lasers. These lasers allow Dr. Alonso to customize treatment for each patient, based on their skin color, hair texture, skin sensitivity and other factors. The Cutera CoolGlide laser delivers a cool, soothing sensation while precisely removing hair, making treatment as comfortable as possible. In addition, the Cutera Prowave is unique because its push-button control allows Dr. Alonso to quickly and seamlessly adjust the wavelength and pulse width of the laser. This allows her to treat several areas of the body at once.
During the procedure, she applies a numbing lotion to the area being treated. A laser is then pointed at the hair follicles, removing them while avoiding any damage to the surrounding skin. Although noticeable results are seen following the first treatment session, most patients require 5-6 treatment sessions, spaced about 4 weeks apart, before maximum results are achieved. Each treatment session lasts about one hour, but this may vary based on the size of the area being treated.
Laser hair removal patients are able to return to normal activities immediately, although some redness or irritation may be present. It is important that patients avoid sun exposure on the treated area for at least 24 hours, and that they avoid waxing.