Removing unwanted hair can be expensive, frustrating, and time-consuming. If you’ve ever been caught off guard by unexpected plans and your first thought is that you haven’t shaved lately, then laser hair removal may be for you! Laser hair removal gets rid of the need for shaving, plucking, epilating, or waxing, leaving only smooth and hair-free skin. If you’ve been exploring laser hair removal, then it’s important to know that the next generation of laser hair removal technology is here! Here’s what to know about Super Hair Removal, the latest platform now available here at Brandon Plastic Surgery.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a process of using laser energy to damage the hair growth mechanisms in your skin. It typically works by targeting the individual hair shafts which transfer laser energy to the follicles, generating heat. Over time and with repeated treatments, this heat causes a permanent reduction in hair growth. Laser hair removal remains the most effective way to get rid of unwanted hair in virtually any area of the face and body.
What’s the Difference Between Super Hair Removal and IPL Laser Hair Removal?
IPL laser hair removal has been the “traditional” method of laser hair removal for many years. This technology works by sending high-powered beams of light energy to the hair shafts. The light energy is attracted to the pigmentation in the hair where it’s absorbed and damages the follicle with heat. Although it’s an effective method, there are some downsides – mainly the discomfort and chance of skin damage – because of the high-powered laser energy used during treatment. Additionally, IPL can be limited to certain combinations of skin tone and hair color, meaning not all patients are good candidates.
Super Hair Removal uses a totally different method. Super Hair Removal uses low-powered laser energy to target not only the hair shafts, but the stem cells around the hair follicles. This creates the same result as IPL, but with a much gentler treatment process that is not limited by hair color or thickness, or by skin type. Super Hair Removal is simply a more advanced and evolved form of traditional laser hair removal, bypassing many of its limitations.
What Can I Expect from Super Hair Removal Treatment?
Super Hair Removal treatments are very similar to IPL laser hair removal, but without the discomfort that many patients report. The treatment process itself is very similar – our team will discuss your goals and create a personalized treatment plan. You’ll be given a complete estimate of costs and the number of treatments needed based on your goals and selected area. Once you’re ready, the handpiece will be applied to your treatment area. Once complete, you can return to your daily schedule.
There is no downtime involved – we only recommend keeping the area protected from sunlight. The number of treatments needed with Super Hair Removal are similar to IPL, but with more long-lasting results. In fact, once you complete your treatment package, we recommend returning once yearly for a maintenance treatment. You can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin for years to come with Super Hair Removal at our Brandon office.
Schedule a Consultation
We’re excited to offer this new, industry-leading technology to the Tampa area. To learn more and meet with our knowledgeable aesthetics team, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.