With beach season in effect nearly year-round in Florida, laser hair removal is one of our most frequently requested procedures. While laser hair removal can safely and effectively eliminate unwanted hair in both men and women, that doesn’t mean it’s the right solution for everyone.
The way laser hair removal works is by aiming focused light energy at the hair, which is then absorbed by the follicle. The follicle is damaged enough that regrowth is rendered impossible. However, this can only occur during a hair’s growth cycle; since individual hairs have staggered growth periods, hair reduction over an area of the body often takes several sessions.
Since the pigmentation in the hair follicle is responsible for absorbing the laser energy, hair that is naturally lighter in color may be more difficult to treat laser hair removal. Some lasers are more effective at targeting blonde, red or grey hair than others, although results still may not be as impressive as they would be on a patient with light skin and dark hair.
Contrast between the skin and the hair is an important contributing factor to getting great results, so avoid tanning either before or after your treatment sessions.
The Best Results
The best results from laser hair removal are seen when patients maintain realistic expectations. After several sessions from our Tampa med spa, you should see a noticeable improvement in hair density and thickness. In most cases, this will be permanent, although some patients may need a few extra treatments. The end result will be a dramatic reduction in unwanted hair, from virtually anywhere on the face or body.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Castellano and learn more about all his practice has to offer.