Laser Hair Removal

North County Dermatology Clinic

Dermatologists located in Lakeland, FL

If you have unwanted body hair, there is a permanent solution at North County Dermatology Clinic. Timothy E. Knight, MD and our board certified Physician Assistants offer laser hair removal for patients in Lakeland, Florida who want to achieve smooth skin without shaving, waxing, or plucking. To begin a personalized treatment plan, call the office today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

North County Dermatology Clinic

What is laser hair removal?

For many people, excess hair is an annoyance and an embarrassment. North County Dermatology Clinic offers state-of-the-art laser technology to remove unwanted hair safely, effectively, and affordably. The procedure works by destroying hair at the follicle level, which causes it to fall out.

Dr. Knight and our board certified Physician Assistants use the Cynosure Elite+™ laser treatment on the face and other sensitive areas, such as the nipples, bikini line, and upper lip. Because the laser covers more than one hair at a time, it’s possible to easily treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, and legs. The laser is uniquely designed to provide treatment of a wide range of skin types and hair colors, while protecting the skin from scarring and pigmentation.

What can I expect during a laser hair removal appointment?

Laser hair removal is generally painless and quick. You’ll prepare by letting your hair grow out for an extended period of time. At your appointment, you can choose between a male or female provider who then runs a small, handheld laser over the treatment area. They can address multiple body parts in just one appointment.

While you shouldn’t feel pain, everyone has a different sensitivity level. Some people report a slight pinching, tingling, or warm sensation during the session. After your appointment, your skin may feel tender to the touch. However, you can generally go about your normal activities the same day as your treatment.

What results can I expect with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal offers incredible results for most patients; however, it does not work well on white, blond, or very red hair. Most people need more than one session to see lasting results. After a session, your hair starts to expel from the skin, which may appear at first like new hair growth.

The best way to maintain your results after laser hair removal is to have regular follow-up appointments. To schedule a consultation about your options, call the office today.