About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal with Forever Bare BBL by Sciton 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.
Forever Bare BBL
Forever Bare BBL by Sciton is a revolutionary technology, using fast, effective, direct wavelengths to heat and destroy hair follicles evenly. The technology stands apart from others due to its comfortable application, providing cooling bursts continuously throughout the procedure, even at maximum speed. Forever Bare BBL can be used safely on most skin types and is flexible enough to treat small to large areas of the face and/or body.
"I had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien. I had skin cancer on my ear and Dr. O'Brien performed surgery to remove it. The surgery was performed on the day that there was a mobile lab at his office and Dr. O was able to test tissue samples on the spot to ensure all the cancer was removed. Dr. O'Brien not only removed the cancer but did a fantastic job with the appearance of my ear such that one would never even notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. I look great and am cancer free. Many thanks to Dr. O'Brien and his terrific staff. Highly recommended for any type of procedure. Absolutely first class!"- B. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
"Love Dr. O'Brien and his staff! I had 2 procedures done in 2018. I see them every few months for followups and I could not be happier with my results!!!Dr. O'Brien really listens to you, he learns about you (the person) first before you even discuss why you are there are to see him. His staff are the same way! I would recommended Dr. O'Brien's office for all cosmetic surgeries, Dysport, and Botox needs!!!"- J.A. / Google / Dec 19, 2019
"Absolutely LOVE this office!!!! The PA Mary does my Dysport injections and she does an amazing job. She is very conscious of being conservative with it so I get the look that I want.I also get spa procedures done here with their esthetician, Dana. The Hydrafacial leaves your skin glowing right after!! She also does dermaplaning on my face, which I never had done, but I will definitely continue to do with her.The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about what they do. I recommend this office to anyone who is looking for cosmetic needs! FIVE stars all the way!"- B.J. / Google / Dec 18, 2019
"Absolutely LOVE this office!!!! The PA Mary does my Dysport injections and she does an amazing job. She is very conscious of being conservative with it so I get the look that I want. I also get spa procedures done here with their esthetician, Dana. The Hydrafacial leaves your skin glowing right after!! She also does dermaplaning on my face, which I never had done, but I will definitely continue to do with her. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about what they do. I recommend this office to anyone who is looking for cosmetic needs! FIVE stars all the way!"- B.J. / Yelp / Dec 17, 2019
"I can’t recommend this practice enough! Everyone from the back office staff, to the esthetician, to the PA and doctor are so kind and take such great care of you. I have gotten a few hydrafacials with Dana the esthetician and they are not only relaxing but also very effective. I have also gotten some dermaplaning done and love that it’s a quick add on but helps all my serums and skin care really soak in. The best part about Dana is that she really takes the time to understand your skin goals and adjusts your treatments to make sure everything is aligned. The PA Mary has done my Botox over the past year, over four treatments with varying units between the brows and on my forehead. I like to have expression in my face and not look too “done” or “frozen” and she helps me achieve the perfect look. I still have slight movement in my brows and show expression but without any wrinkling. People always say to me “you don’t need Botox!” so I know that means it’s working exactly as I want it to! I trust Mary completely - she is a perfectionist and cares about giving me the outcome I am looking for, which is so important for someone you are trusting with your face! The staff is so amazing, whether it’s squeezing me in for a last minute appointment or helping me figure out the best treatment plans, they always have a smile and a helpful attitude. I love this practice and can’t imagine going anywhere else for my treatments!"- C.M. / Google / Dec 17, 2019
Laser Hair Removal Candidates
Hair removal with Forever Bare 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
Laser Hair Removal Technique
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 Forever Bare BBL handpiece. The laser energy 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 Forever Bare BBL 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.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ's
How much does Forever Bare BBL laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal 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.