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.
"Best of the Best! I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! - Dr O’Brien is a great surgeon! I am a nurse and carefully selected him to provide my abdominoplasty. I have been more than pleased with the care he provided! Thank you Dr O’Brien and staff, you are the best of the best :)"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 23, 2020
"650cc smooth round HP Subglandular Silicone Augmentation Inframammary - 36 year old mom of two. 5ft 128lbsRecently lost over 30lbs and knew this was the right time in my life to go for it. .Finally decided to do more research and met with Dr. John O'Brien. He and his amazing staff are so incredibly wonderful. They did everything to make me feel comfortable and gave me exactly what I was looking for. The atmosphere is so welcoming and positive. Couldn't be more happier!! Also, have not lost any sensation in nipples. Was a huge worry of mine but instead they are more sensitive than before."- F. / RealSelf / Aug 05, 2020
"I went for a consultation at John J. O'Brien's office and had a wonderful experience! I am looking into getting a breast augmentation and just went for a consultation to get an idea of how it all works and what sizing best suits me. The whole entire staff was very comforting and friendly and John O'Brien himself was incredibly knowledgeable about what he does for surgery in all aspects of plastic surgery. He made my boyfriend and I feel very comfortable by explaining his background and answering all of my question I had about breast augmentation surgery. You can tell he does whats best for the patient father than for himself. He is a little price and that is the only thing holding me up from actually moving forward with the surgery but other than that, I highly recommend putting him at the top of your list when trying to decide which sergeant to go with!"- CS / Solutionreach / Jan 31, 2019
"Dr. O’Brien performed a brow lift, lower face and neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat grafting, and abdominal liposuction. Six weeks later I am very pleased and looking great! Dr. O’Brien explains procedures well and demonstrates a caring attitude towards his patients. I would use Dr. O’Brien again and highly recommend him. The office staff exhibits the same caring and concern for the patients."- C.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2020
"Dr. O’Brien is at the top of his game. His depth of experience shows. He listened to my needs. Then he clearly communicated options for me to choose from. We made a plan together that met my medical and cosmetic goals. His nurse and office staff are wonderful. All of my pre and post op appointments have started with minutes of my appointment time. From start to finish I felt well cared for and confident in Dr. O’Brien’s abilities."- D.F. / Google / Nov 21, 2023
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 from Laser Hair Removal
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.