Lawrence A. Schiffman, D.O., FAOCD - Board Certified Dermatologist

Lawrence A. Schiffman, D.O., FAOCD - Board Certified Dermatologist


Is Laser Hair Removal For Me?

Published April 14th, 2017 by Sahil

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Laser Hair Removal

Shaving, tweezing and waxing can become a mundane task that is both time consuming and painful. Laser hair removal is a popular procedure that has helped many Americans become hair free by use of a laser. The laser destroys the hair by targeting the pigments in the follicles that absorbs the light. Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair from the face, arms, underarms, bikini line, and almost anywhere else that hair grows.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

With the popularity and high amount of laser hair removal procedures performed the benefits can be seen and tested. Your dermatologist or doctor can almost tell you the exact results due to similar procedures they may have performed. The following are the main benefits of laser hair removal.


  • Precision – with the advanced technology of today, lasers are able to target specific areas of hair without damaging surrounding skin or hair. For example, laser hair removal can be used on a specific area on your face (eyebrows) without affecting other areas.

  • Speed – Not only is the laser precise, but the last is also fast. Each pulse takes a fraction of a second. The laser can also treat many hairs at the same time, like hair found on the upper lip. This procedure can be done within minutes and other parts of the body such as, legs and back could take hours.

  • Predictability – With the popularity of this procedure, many patients know the results they should receive as well as the amount of procedures they need to get the results they want.

What can I expect with laser hair removal?

Before having the procedure it is important to make sure you are comfortable with the doctor or dermatologist performing your procedure. Make sure they are licensed and make sure they ask all of your questions. Usually no waxing, shaving, or tweezing is allowed six weeks before your procedure due to the laser targeting the hairs’ roots. From previous results, it is said that permanent hair removal can be seen after three to seven sessions (depending on the area). At your first laser hair removal appointment the dermatologist or doctor will go over if the procedure is possible, how many sessions it will take to remove the hair permanently, and how long each session will take. Usually each session is around the same length of time or shorter than the previous one. Before the procedure a technician will trim the hair to a few millimeters and will adjust the laser based on the color of your hair, the thickness of your hair, and the location of where the hair is. Based on the type of laser used for your procedure, protective glasses will be provided. Cold gel may also be applied to the surrounding skin for protection and to ensure the laser light penetrates the skin. Following the doctor’s recommendations and going to see the doctor prepared and ready are the best ways to see healthy results.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

The cost of the procedure depends on several factors that cannot be tied to a specific price without a consultation. The price factors include:


  • Size of the area being treated

  • Time required for treatment

  • Number of treatment required

  • The doctor performing the procedure

  • Where you are having the procedure performed


After your first consultation with your chosen dermatologist or doctor, you will know the cost of the procedure and how long it will take to achieve the results you want.

Laser Hair Removal in Miami

Miami Skin Dr. in Doral, Florida is licensed and prepared to perform laser hair removal. Miami Skin Dr. has performed multiple, successful laser hair removal procedures all over the body. For more information about how we can help remove unwanted hair click here or call our Doral office at 305.615.2440. Dr. Schiffman and the team are standing by.

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