About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal with Forever Bare BBL technology has become one of the most popular elective services in America. It's an effective way for the long-term removal of hair on the face and body. This laser treatment usually leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother and provides great, lasting results compared to other temporary options such as shaving or waving. Plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL performs safe and effective laser hair removal services for both women and men in commonly desired areas like the legs, back, arms, face, chest, and bikini area.
"Had a procedure done back in December 2018 and I was very please with the results after six months. Everyone at the office is very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend Dr. Obrian as he is a very professional doctor."- R.H. / Yelp / Jun 04, 2019
"Dr. O'Brien performed a minor surgery on my cheek. I was very pleased with the doctor, his staff and the results of the surgery. All appointments were on time, he provided answers to all my questions and I was never felt rushed. I would use him again without hesitation."- M.C. / Google / Apr 17, 2019
"I always come back when ever I need a procedure performed."- SD / Solutionreach / Apr 09, 2019
"Dr. O'Brien and staff were wonderful and caring professionals. They explained everything and really listened to your concerns."- JM / Solutionreach / Apr 06, 2019
"I had a Basal Cell Cancer on my nose. Dr O'Brien did a fabulous job of Removal with the Mohs procedure. The staff was also very Professional and Efficient. I would return to Dr and his office staff, if needed. The surgical site can barely be seen, and it has only been 3 months, Thank you Dr!!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 29, 2019
Hair removal with a laser is a safe treatment that is helpful for many people. At your initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you should get this treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other techniques for hair removal (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have light skin and dark hair
- Are in good, overall physical health
On the day of your procedure, you will lie in a private treatment room as areas of your face and body being treated are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and creams. During the procedure, a team member will smooth out the area to create a clear pathway between the hair follicle root and the laser. The energy from the laser will focus on and destroy the follicle, which prevents the hair from growing again. Typically, you will need to get 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to get your optimal results. Your sessions are staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to change to the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The revolutionary laser technology we use at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery targets only the hair follicle, which preserves the skin and other tissue in the treated area.
What to Expect
Although this procedure is mostly gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a mild sunburn when lasers are used. After your treatment, you are able to go back to all normal activities, but you need to avoid strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for at least a day to let the treated skin recover. At home following your treatment, we suggest soothing creams or ice packs to help minimize any mild discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
A laser hair removal treatment varies in cost based on the size of the treatment area, plus the number of sessions recommended to get optimal results. To consider the benefits of choosing laser hair removal, estimate the energy and time you are spending on shaving, waxing, or other methods. By comparison, laser hair removal is typically less expensive overall and can save you energy and time long-term. Our team will develop a personalized plan with the number of appointments you need and costs.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
An effective treatment, laser hair removal offers lasting improvements. While you can enjoy the results of the procedure for years, it's technically semi-permanent since some hair may continue growing. However, patients find most of their hair follicles are dormant once their plan is done and if stray hairs are still growing, it's easier to deal with. More laser sessions may be needed to address new growth and any stragglers.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in phases. When some follicles are growing, other follicles are resting. Since every follicle is in a different stage, several treatments are usually recommended to target each hair when it's growing. Scheduling your treatments over a few weeks so you get better, smoother results.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Your laser hair removal session can cause minor discomfort, but it's not painful. Patients should feel a small snap as the laser zaps each follicle. Your technician may use a local anesthetic on your skin before your treatment. Patients who have been getting waxed, often think laser hair removal feels more comfortable compared to getting waxed.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
With so many laser systems available, St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery offers state-of-the-art hair removal technology for men and women with most hair types and colors. The laser we use provides impressive results, but we upgrade our office as different lasers become available. Ask us for more information on our system in your initial consult.
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you are tired of spending energy, money, and time on shaving, plucking, and waxing, make an appointment to hear more information on laser hair reduction sessions at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL. Laser hair reduction by plastic surgeon Dr. John O'Brien will help you achieve skin that's smoother by effectively targeting unwanted hair on the body and face.