For years, dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons have used safe, controlled, and precisely calibrated laser light to address a wide range of conditions and skin imperfections, including treatments such as laser skin tightening, laser toenail fungus treatment, and laser skin rejuvenation. But hair removal is unquestionably the most established and popular laser cosmetic treatment we provide at Dr. Mariano Busso’s Miami aesthetic dermatology clinic.
We are proud to have on our staff licensed and board-certified laser specialist Lisa Gurvich. Lisa has been performing laser hair removal in Miami since 2005 and has earned a reputation for achieving exceptional results, including permanent hair removal for patients who have seen only temporary results from other treatments.
If you are ready for a customized, safe, convenient, and permanent solution to unwanted hair without the risk of burns or hyper-pigmentation, here is what you need to know about laser hair removal at Dr. Busso’s clinic.
Why Get Laser Hair Removal?
Simple. It will make your life easier and spare you from the frustration of continually battling hair growth where you don’t want it. The minutes you spend in treatment sessions will pale in comparison to the hours upon hours you will save by no longer needing to shave, epilate or apply removal creams as often as you used to. After just a few treatments, shaving and epilating become infinitely easier since there are fewer strands to target.
How Does It Work?
While laser hair removal has been around for a while, advances in technology have made treatment quicker and much more comfortable.
At Dr. Busso’s clinic, we use the Alma SOPRANO XL 810-nm diode laser system, the highest standard for laser hair removal technology. It offers permanent hair removal with minimal discomfort and thorough coverage of the target area. An on-board computer ensures that settings match your skin color and hair type, further enhancing safety.
Many people considering laser hair removal are reluctant to undergo treatment because they are afraid that it will be a painful experience. One of the benefits of the Alma SOPRANO XL laser system is that it is virtually pain-free compared to other laser hair removal methods.
Unlike other laser systems that beam light into individual follicles, the Alma Soprano XL uses pulses of infrared diode laser energy to gradually heat hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin. This type of laser energy doesn’t burn the follicles as other systems do, and it is that burning that can cause the pin prick-like pain during different treatments.
What to Expect During the Treatment
We begin by shaving off the surface hair in the target area, and then apply a special gel to the skin which will help keep the skin cool and allow us to gently glide the laser device over the treatment area more easily.
The duration of each treatment session will depend on the size of your treatment area and the extent of hair we need to remove.
The typical laser hair removal patient needs five to eight treatment sessions, spaced approximately four to six weeks apart. Multiple sessions are necessary because hair on the body grows in cycles, and while some follicles may be growing hair, other follicles may be in a resting phase.
After just three sessions, the average patient may see up to a 50 reduction in the amount of hair in the treatment area, with up to an 80 percent reduction after six to eight treatments. Some studies have shown that 77 percent of treated hair doesn’t grow back after a decade.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Schedule a Laser Hair Removal Consultation
You don’t need to live with unwanted hair and you no longer need to worry about pain or discomfort when looking for a permanent hair removal solution. To schedule your laser hair removal consultation or appointment, contact Dr. Busso’s office today at 305-857-0144.