Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Greenacres, FL

Unwanted hair growth can be embarrassing for both men and women. Laser hair removal is a treatment option that can reduce and eliminate unwanted hair. Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, is your go-to place for laser hair removal in Greenacres, Florida. The OB/GYN and aesthetic specialist is here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, including keeping your skin smooth and hair-free. Schedule your consultation online or over the phone today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal reduces excessive and unwanted hair by using a concentrated light beam. The light beam, or laser, is absorbed by the pigment melanin in your hair, damaging your hair follicle. The resulting damage to the follicle delays the regrowth of your hair. 

The best results from laser hair removal are achieved by people with pale skin and dark hair. Through your private consultation, Dr. Charles determines the best laser hair removal options for your hair and skin color.

Can I get laser hair removal anywhere on my body?

Laser hair removal can be done on any excessive or unwanted hair on your body. A few common treatment areas are:

  • Face
  • Upper lip
  • Underarm
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Legs

The lasers are designed to target the melanin in your hair to help destroy the hair follicle. Gray, white, red, and blonde hair aren’t usually treatable because these hair colors have much less melanin to target.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

You may experience some mild discomfort with laser hair removal. It can sometimes feel like warm pinpricks on your skin. 

After your laser hair removal treatment, you may experience some localized and temporary redness and sensitivity. These symptoms typically resolve after a couple of hours. 

It’s important to follow Dr. Charles’ instructions, including avoiding natural and artificial sun exposure. You can return to your normal activities after your treatment.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal treatments reduce the growth of excess and unwanted hair. Approximately 50% of hair in the treatment area is affected with each treatment, as the laser targets hair in a specific stage of growth. Because of the natural hair growth cycle, some areas may require multiple treatments to ensure that all hair follicles are targeted. 

Most people experience laser hair removal results that last several months. The hair that does grow back after your laser hair removal treatments is typically finer and lighter.

If you’re tired of being embarrassed by your excessive and unwanted hair, achieve your aesthetic goals with laser hair removal. Schedule your consultation online or by phone today.