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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Family Practice of Suntree and Viera

Family Medicine, Concierge Medicine, & Aesthetics located in Melbourne, FL

Are you ready to say goodbye to razors, depilatory creams, wax strips, and trips to the salon for professional waxing? If so, laser hair removal is worth exploring and is available from Frank Ditz, MD, of Family Practice of Suntree and Viera in Melbourne, Florida. After a series of treatments, you can achieve soft, smooth skin that requires no effort on your part. Learn more during your initial consultation, which can be booked using the online scheduling tool or over the phone.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses laser energy to inhibit normal hair regrowth. To understand how the process works, it helps to think about how your hair grows normally. 

Your body is covered with hair follicles, which are tiny sacs in your skin. At the base of each follicle lies a hair root that creates hair cells. As those cells stack on top of each other they eventually exit the outer layers of your skin. 

Hair grows in cycles, and at any given time a portion of your hair is in a growth, transition, resting, or shedding phase. Laser hair removal is most effective in the active growth phase. 

When laser energy is directed to the deeper layers of your skin it’s attracted to the pigment in your hair. Once absorbed by the pigment, the laser light is converted into heat and damages the hair root. Regrowth is prevented or stunted.   

Family Practice of Suntree and Viera offers a range of laser hair removal platforms. During your consultation Dr. Ditz evaluates your skin and discusses if the CuteraⓇ xeo, GentleMaxⓇ, or excelⓇ HR laser hair removal system is right for you. 

Is laser hair removal painful?

If you tried laser hair removal 10 or more years ago, you’ll be pleased at the advancements in comfort and efficacy that today’s systems offer. Laser hair removal is well tolerated by most men and women. 

Some report a sensation akin to the snap of a rubber band against your skin as the laser pulses. Others notice virtually no sensations and simply relax during their sessions. 

If you have especially sensitive skin a special numbing cream can be applied prior to your appointment. Just mention this need when you book your visit. 

Isn’t laser hair removal expensive?

The up-front cost of laser hair removal may seem high at first glance, but when you do the math this treatment approach makes solid financial sense. If you’re currently shaving, waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams, those efforts aren’t without cost. 

A decent razor is expensive, and the price of replacement blades can be downright shocking. All those wax strips, creams, and visits to the salon also aren’t free. Then there’s the value of your time to consider and the aggravation of dealing with razor rash and ingrown hairs. 

When viewed from a long term perspective, laser hair removal is a worthy investment of your time and hard-earned dollars. Especially when you think of having soft, smooth skin year-round without having to think about hair removal every couple of days. 

Learn more with a one-on-one consultation. Scheduling takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay.