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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. It is a popular alternative to shaving and waxing, especially for those looking to save time.

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Laser Hair Removal in Orlando: 

Your Guide to Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Unwanted hair. It’s here. There. Yep, even there. But that doesn’t mean it has to stay. Our simple treatment will destroy those hair follicles in a matter of minutes. You’ll save time, money, and you’ll save yourself from a lifetime of shaving. Seriously. Our medical and nursing professionals have mastered the process of Laser Hair Removal and stand behind it as one of the best ways to get rid of that hair for good. After all, they’ve performed over six million treatments. So say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to smooth results (that actually work).

How does Ideal Laser Hair Removal work?

Using highly concentrated energy, Laser Hair Removal targets hair follicles and emits pulses of light that stop the growth of the hair. The complete Laser Hair Removal process requires a series of treatments, but results can start to be seen after the first treatment. Over the course of one to three weeks, the treated hair falls out. With every treatment, fewer and fewer hairs will grow back, leaving you with smooth skin.

We Use only the best equipment

The Spectrum is ideal for laser hair removal with a large spot size, a hertz rate capable of up to ten pulses per second, and built-in contact cooling. The intense pulsed light (IPL) has four filters that technicians can utilize for various non-abrasive procedures, including acne reduction, vascular and pigmented lesions removal, and hair reduction. The spectrum includes a laser tattoo removal device known as the Q-Switched Yag/KTP laser. The Q-switched Yag laser uses dual wavelengths (1064nm/532nm) to remove a vast range of tattoo pigments.  The Long-Pulsed Yag laser reduces vascular lesions, commonly known as spider veins, by using energy to heat, damage, and collapse targeted blood vessels. Technicians can also utilize the Long-Pulsed Yag to remove different types of vascular lesions, including cherry angioma.  Erbium is a skin resurfacing procedure for the face, neck, chest, and hands to eliminate surface pigmentation and minimize mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles. The Erbium treatment requires minimal downtime but helps patients achieve dramatic results.


Steps Before Treatment


  • Don't Pluck
    Prior to a laser hair removal treatment, patients must abstain from tweezing, waxing, or any other unwanted hair treatment that removes hair from its root. There must be hair in the hair follicle for laser hair removal to work. The laser is attracted to the melanin, or pigment, of the hair. The hair must be in its anagen, or active, growth phase.
  • Don't Tan
    You should also avoid sun exposure in the 4-6 weeks prior to your laser hair removal treatment. Tanned skin has extra melanin, which attracts laser energy.
  • Don't Moisturize
    Right before your laser hair removal treatment, avoid applying any lotion, sunscreen, perfume, or other similar cosmetics to the surface of your skin.
  • Shave
    Shave 1-3 days before your session. The idea is to have a nice, close shave, so that there is no hair outside the skin. It is best to have just enough hair to be visible so your laser technician knows what is to be treated.

Steps After Treatment


  • Step 1
    Immediately after treatment, there may be mild redness and swelling at the treatment site, which may last up to 2 hours or longer. The redness may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area may feel like sunburn. Apply ice packs or gel packs (do not apply direct ice) for first few hours after treatment to reduce any discomfort or swelling. If redness or swelling persists, ice packs can be continued.
  • Step 2
    Makeup may be used immediately after the treatment unless there is blistering.
  • Step 3
    Avoid sun exposure until skin has returned to its normal baseline (no redness or swelling).
  • Step 4
    Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment products or services (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle in the treatment area.
  • Step 5
    Wash the treated area and pat dry for 3 days after treatment. Do not scrub.
  • Step 6
    Start gently scrubbing treated area on the 4th day (ex-foliate).
  • Step 7
    Anywhere from 5-10 days after the treatment, shedding of the surface hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, it is the shaft that was below the skin and is being expelled. It may take 7-10 days for the shafts to be fully expelled.
  • Step 8
    There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours.

* DISCLAIMER: With all Before and After images, stock photos, Patient Testimonials or Reviews shown on the site, no claims are made that results are typical. Results vary with each individual patient, and results are cannot be guaranteed. All Before and After images and Patient Testimonials are Dr. Yeilding patients; however, all photos, testimonials and stock photos are shown for informational purposes only. All Patient Testimonials are individual patient opinions and do not represent claims or guarantees of results by YMD Facial Plastic Surgery.