Laser Hair Reduction
At the Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, in addition to our spider and varicose vein treatments, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt also offers gentle, effective laser hair reduction. A popular treatment among both men and women, laser hair reduction can eliminate unwanted or excessive body hair from problem areas, such as the back, chest, legs, bikini area, and more. Dr. Hunt provides safe, effective laser hair reduction for patients from Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Greater Florida area.
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Soprano Ice ®XLi laser hair reduction
Some types of laser hair reduction procedures can cause some discomfort during and after treatment; however, an innovative new technology is making the hair removal process a more comfortable experience, while at the same time, ridding you of the hassles of plucking, waxing, and shaving to eliminate undesired hair. The Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ system utilizes state-of-the-art Soprano Ice ®XLi technology that can provide you with permanent hair reduction in a variety of body areas in a procedure that is virtually painless. It is the newest technology in hair removal in over a decade!
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair reduction can work for all skin and hair types, as well as most hair colors. The treatment can be used in just about any body area, including:
- Virtually anywhere!
The unique technology in the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ system can also make it possible for treatment times to be faster, coverage in the target areas to be more complete, and an immediate return to normal daily activities with no downtime required. While the laser gradually heats the hair follicles in the treatment area to destroy their ability to re-grow, you should not feel pain or discomfort. Using the patented DualChill™ cooling mechanism, Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair reduction can keep your skin cool and comfortable during treatment.
A series of laser hair reduction treatments is often necessary for the most optimal results. There may be some redness and irritation in treated areas after the procedure; however, this is temporary and should dissipate quickly. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Soprano Ice ®XLi laser hair reduction has been used safely and successfully in thousands of patients, and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Please contact the Vein and Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay for more information on the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Soprano Ice ®XL laser hair reduction treatment.
How It’s Different
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ breaks the mold of previous laser hair reduction systems. The system’s unique IN-Motion™ technology, along with the sweeping motion of the laser, safely and gently heats the targeted area under your skin while you stay comfortable.
Most people find Pain-Free, Hair-Free very comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.”
How it Works
Pain-Free, Hair-Free works by using pulses of infrared diode laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin until they can no longer produce new hair. Using unique, IN-Motion™ technology and a patented DualChill™ treatment tip, the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable. The sweeping motion also eliminates any skipped or missed spots common to other types of laser hair reduction.
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Treatment FAQ’s
Any medical laser procedure can be a bit intimidating at first. Learn more about Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ here, so you’ll feel completely comfortable with the procedure.
- Is it safe?
Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers. Pain-Free, Hair-Free’s Soprano Ice ®XL laser has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005.
- How many treatments will I need?
There are a number of factors that can affect the success of a series of hair removal treatments, but generally, after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area. Typically, it will require 4 – 6 treatments or more to permanently reduce the number of regrowing hairs by more than 80%, six months after the last treatment.
- Will my hair ever grow back?
The short answer is no. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may be only stunned and will need to be retreated.
- Do I need to plan for time off, for the treatments?
No. Pain-Free, Hair-Free requires no “down time” or recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work or school immediately.
- How do I know it won’t hurt?
Most people find Pain-Free, Hair-Free very comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.” If you find it otherwise, talk with your doctor or laser technician.
- How much does it cost?
Our pricing for Pain-Free, Hair-Free treatment is very competitive and also discounted for multiple areas. Please schedule an appointment at our office and ask for a quotation. Compared with a lifetime of shaving, waxing or plucking, Pain-Free, Hair-Free can be a worthwhile investment in both time and money-savings.
Lumenis One™ IPL
The Lumenis One™ IPL, a very popular method of hair removal, harnesses intense pulsed light to gently and safely remove unwanted hair. The pulses of light quickly heat and destroy hair follicles without damaging the skin. The best candidates for Lumenis One™ IPL laser hair reduction are those with lighter skin and darker hair. Many of our Florida patients have achieved permanent hair removal with this method. If hair does grow back, it’s generally sparse and finer in texture.
Recovery from Lumenis One™ Treatment
Lumenis One™ IPL hair removal is quick and patients typically report no discomfort during the procedure. Side effects are few, but may include redness or swelling of the treated area. Red or swollen skin generally disappears rapidly.
Lumenis One™: Advantages and Alternatives
Semi-permanent hair removal with Lumenis One™ is far more comfortable and convenient than daily shaving, plucking, or waxing. It is also a non-invasive alternative to electrolysis needles.
Cost of Lumenis One™ Hair Removal
The cost of Lumenis One™ IPL treatment depends on the particular area being treated. We do offer package pricing as usually six treatments are recommended for best results. Packages include six treatments within an 18-month period.
Contact our Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Florida-area office for a laser hair reduction consultation.
Contact Our Tampa, Florida Office
Our non-surgical laser hair reduction treatments can safely and comfortably eliminate unwanted hair from troublesome areas such as the upper lip, legs, arms, chest, underarms, bikini line, and more. For a free consultation regarding laser hair reduction consultation, contact our office in Tampa, near St. Petersburg, Florida. We can help you achieve long-lasting relief from unwanted hair. Visit our patient gallery to see before and after hair removal photos.