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If you are tired of regularly shaving, waxing, and using depilatory creams to eliminate or reduce unwanted hair, you are not alone! Dr. Bertha Baum of Aventura Dermatology in Hallandale and Boca Raton, FL, is here to help! Her facility is designed to provide a wide range of treatment options for new and returning patients, including ways of removing unwanted hair on the face and body. Many patients take the time to learn about popular treatment methods such as laser hair removal.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair reduction and removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses lasers to target and remove unwanted hair. The laser administers a beam of light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft, which heats up and essentially damages the hair follicles, preventing future hair growth.

Where can laser hair removal be utilized on the body?

Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair from any body part, including the face, arms, legs, bikini line, and underarms. It is most commonly used to remove unwanted facial hair, such as upper lip hair, chin hair, or sideburns.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

With enough treatments, laser hair removal with permanent results can be performed. The number of laser hair removal treatments required for the best results depends on the individual’s skin type, color, and even coarseness of the hair. Most people need anywhere between six and eight treatments for optimum results and maintenance as needed if any hair remains.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is a safe and extremely effective alternative to traditional hair removal options, such as shaving, waxing, and epilation. It can provide long-lasting results and has very few side effects.

Who can I contact to learn more about laser hair removal treatments?

If you are considering laser hair removal, be sure to consult with our providers at Aventura Dermatology, including Dr. Bertha Baum. She has extensive experience with this and many other cosmetic procedures. She will be able to assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan for your unique desires, needs, and budget. Call one of her office locations in Hallandale and Boca Raton, FL, to discuss this and other cosmetic treatments available to enhance the skin, hair, nails, and body!

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