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Laser Hair Removal in Miami

Unwanted body and facial hair can affect our self-esteem, including how we feel, what we wear, social interactions, and what we do. Many people are struggling with excessive hairs in some parts of their bodies.

There are a plethora of options for hair removal including shaving, plucking, using creams, and bleaching. However, they only give short-term solutions. Long-term options include electrolysis that uses an electrical current to destroy hair follicles individually and laser hair removal systems. 

Many are looking for alternative non-invasive laser hair removal treatments that can address their concerns. With the advancement of cosmetic surgery, Alexandrite laser hair removal can address your concern considering that it is one of the most widely used hair removal lasers, operating at a shorter wavelength of 750 nm or near-infrared wavelength.

As compared to other hair removal laser systems available, the Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal in Miami is the fastest system, making it ideal for treating larger areas. Moreover, its wavelength is longer than hair removal systems, making it effective on various skin types—from light skin tones to dark complexions. It works best on thinner hair than other laser hair removal systems which can treat you if you have light skin and freckles.

Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami provides you more information regarding Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal in Miami—including its advantage over other laser hair removal systems, preparations, and risks and complications—as you dig more through this content.

What is Alexandrite laser hair removal?

An Alexandrite is light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (LASER) hair removal technique that specifically emits high energy light through an Alexandrite crystal. A beam of light 755 nanometers long is produced as the light passes through the Alexandrite crystal. However, the length of the beam determines how far the laser penetrates your skin.

The color of the Alexandrite laser is red and can be set on Q-switching mode. This causes the laser to produce a high-energy beam of light in short pulses. Hence, Alexandrite laser is suitable and effective in hair removal.

Moreover, Alexandrite laser can also be used for treating spider veins, vascular birthmarks, age spots, and tattoo removal.

What is the advantage of having Alexandrite laser hair removal in Miami?

 The Alexandrite Laser Hair Removal in Miami works best on fairer skin complexion and is ideally used for larger treatment areas, such as your back and your legs. Moreover, there are other advantages of having Alexandrite laser hair removal in Miami, and they are as follows:

  • It excessively penetrates your skin deeply to reach the hair follicles in their growth stage, disabling them so that they will not re-grow all over again.
  • It is effective especially if you have a light-to-olive skin complexion (i.e. Fitzpatrick 1 to 3 skin types) provided that they are not suntanned.
  • It is one of the most efficient hair removal lasers considering the spot size it utilizes. This means that it is well-suited for treating larger areas in your body.
  • As compared to other hair removal laser systems available, it is more effective on thinner and finer hairs which others struggle to remove.
  • It is more comfortable due to the use of a dynamic cooling device.

What is the difference between Alexandrite laser and candela laser hair removal?

 There are vast numbers of hair removal equipment in Miami. They differ in terms of what they can offer, or depend on your skin type. It is vital to choose the right type of equipment for your skin type. There is two (2) hair remover laser that stand among the rest: the Alexandrite laser hair removal and Candela laser hair removal equipment.

Candela is one of the best laser hair removal equipment providers. Candela Gentle Max Pro uses ND-YAG and Alex for laser hair removal treatment. The most effective cooling for Candela is DCD spray, where it freezes and numbs your skin during laser treatment.

On the other hand, Alexandrite laser hair removal is effective on Skin type I to IV. It provides limited results on blonde and red hair. An experienced technician is required for skin type IV to execute the procedure safely. Numbing is required, but it depends on the equipment. Cooling is also provided with an air cooling or freezing agent.

Is Alexandrite laser hair removal permanent?

Alexandrite laser hair removal treatment can either remove unwanted hair permanently or reduce the density of your hair.

Permanent reduction of hair density means that some hair will still regrow after a single course of hair removal procedure; hence, you need to undergo laser treatment.

Permanent hair removal means none of your hairs in the treated area will regrow after a single course of therapy and no ongoing laser treatment is needed.

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How do I prepare for an Alexandrite laser hair removal?

It is noteworthy that Alexandrite laser hair removal needs multiple sessions. Usually, it will take you six sessions or more depending on the area in your body that needs to be treated, your skin color, coarseness of your hair, underlying conditions, and other factors. Dr. Carlos Spera generally recommends you wait from three to eight weeks between laser hair removal sessions. Your skin will remain completely clean and smooth for around six to eight weeks following the plastic surgery procedure.

What are the risks and complications of Alexandrite laser hair removal?

There are some risks and complications that you can get from Alexandrite laser hair removal including:

  • Significant pain during the plastic surgery procedure. This can be reduced through contact cooling and the application of topical anesthetic if deemed necessary.
  • Swelling, redness, and itching immediately after the plastic surgery procedure may last for a few days.
  • Rare skin pigments can absorb too much light energy. Blistering may also be occurred but settles by itself after a few days
  • Skin pigmentation changes where your pigment cells (i.e. melanocytes) can be damaged. This will leave hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation patches on your skin. However, plastic surgery lasers will work better for you if you possess lighter than darker skin tones.
  • Bacterial infection: Bacterial infection may also be a complication that you can get from Alexandrite laser hair removal. However, it can be cured through antibiotics, which will be prescribed to treat or prevent wound infection.

Dos and don'ts before and after Alexandrite laser hair removal in Miami?

Before you undergo Alexandrite laser hair removal in Miami, you must not expose the treated area to direct sunlight. Apply a total sunblock of SPF 50 or a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 when it is unavoidable to expose yourself to sunlight.

In addition, you must get rid of waxing, plucking, or bleaching the hair for six weeks before you undergo the Alexandrite laser hair removal procedure. You need to preserve the root and the hair pigment to achieve a high success rate of the laser treatment.

It is vital to shave the area to be treated a day or night before your scheduled appointment. This will prevent thermal injuries to your skin surface as there won’t be hair to absorb the energy of the laser. It will also allow the laser to go directly to your hair follicle, letting your skin heal in case the surface is cut while it is being shaved.

During the Alexandrite laser hair removal, certain safety considerations need to strictly follow. You, together with other persons present in the room, should need to wear a protective eye shield to prevent damage to your retina. A jet of chilled air is being used with the laser to significantly lessen epidermal damage and maximize your comfort. The use of a local anesthetic will be administered if deemed necessary.

Immediately after you undergo Alexandrite laser hair removal in Miami, redness and some swelling will be evident around your follicles. This will look similar to large goosebumps. After less than a month following the plastic surgery procedure, 10% to 20% of the treated hair will fall out. During your recovery process, the treated area should be treated with care. Do not rub or scrub it. Let it fall off on its own when a crust develops. TO keep the treated area moist, apply a thin layer of aloe vera ointment several times a day. Pat the area dry, and do not shave the area if it is crusting or swollen.

You can also apply ice when swelling occurs. Wrap the ice in a clean cloth and pat it to the area. Do not take Ibuprofen or Aspirin as they may react to the laser light, instead, take paracetamol for discomfort and stinging.

If you need to apply make-up on the area, make sure that you apply and remove it gently. Excessive rubbing can open the treated area and increase the chance of scarring. Do not engage yourself with strenuous exercise and sports for two days after the treatment. Do some walking instead.

Do not also take hot baths, steam baths, showers, and saunas. Do not swim in a strong chlorinated pool for two to three days following the Alexandrite laser hair removal treatment. Do not also use perfume products and bleaching creams for at least two days. Avoid exfoliating or peels for at least a week.

You are also encouraged to wear loose clothing for two to three days. If you notice some signs of infection like pus or fever, contact Dr. Spera immediately. Poor treatment skincare instructions must be strictly followed to prevent any serious complications.

Why choose Carlos Spera for your Alexandrite laser hair removal in Miami?

To fully maximize the prospects of Alexandrite laser hair removal in Miami, consult Dr.Carlos Spera—a renowned plastic surgeon in Miami for him to determine the optimum setting for the laser that is suitable for your skin and hair type, balancing the safety of your skin with the need to use of enough energy to ensure hair loss is not simply temporary.

If you are planning to undergo Alexandrite laser hair removal, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Carlos Spera—a renowned Plastic Surgeon in Miami through the contact information provided below. We are looking forward to serving you soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Hair Removal is a state-of-the-art treatment designed to permanently reduce unwanted hair by targeting the hair follicles with concentrated light. Unlike traditional methods like waxing or shaving, Dr. Carlos Spera’s clinic offers this non-invasive solution that provides long-lasting results with precision and minimal discomfort.

Laser Hair Removal is effective for a broad range of skin types and hair colors. If you’re tired of frequent shaving, waxing, or tweezing and seek a more permanent solution to unwanted hair on any body area, this treatment might be ideal for you. A consultation with Dr. Spera will provide a detailed assessment.

A specialized laser device emits pulses of light energy that penetrate the skin to target the pigment in hair follicles. As the follicles absorb this energy, they become damaged, inhibiting future hair growth. The procedure is swift, and a cooling mechanism ensures patient comfort throughout.

Post-treatment, there may be mild redness and swelling in the treated area, which usually subsides within a few hours. Patients are advised to avoid direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen to the treated areas. Most individuals can resume their daily activities immediately. Dr. Spera will provide specific post-treatment care recommendations.

While many patients observe a significant reduction in hair growth after the initial session, multiple treatments are typically required for optimal results. This is due to the hair growth cycle, with the laser most effectively targeting hairs in the active growth phase. Dr. Spera will devise a tailored treatment plan based on your individual needs.

Laser Hair Removal offers enduring results. After completing the recommended series of treatments, most patients enjoy a substantial and permanent reduction in hair growth. Occasional touch-up sessions might be beneficial to address any new or finer hair growth.

With a legacy built on over 30 years of excellence in aesthetic treatments, Dr. Carlos Spera stands as a beacon of trust in Miami. His dedication to employing the most advanced technologies ensures that those seeking Laser Hair Removal receive the highest standard of care, guidance, and transformative results.

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