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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Richard Blanchar, MD -  - General Practitioner

Bayview General Medicine

Richard Blanchar, MD

General Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Getting rid of unwanted hair on your body can be an exhausting battle of shaving, plucking, and tweezing. At Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Richard Blanchar uses the latest technology in laser hair removal to permanently eliminate problem hair, leaving nothing but smooth skin behind.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal therapy?

During laser hair removal, a beam of light or intense heat, passes through your skin to an individual hair follicle, damaging the hair follicle and inhibiting future hair growth. The dead follicles are swept away by your body over time during a natural elimination process.

At Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics, Dr. Blanchar uses The Elite IQ® laser hair removal technology, which uses both 1064nm and 755nm wavelengths. Both wavelengths are available for permanent hair reduction on fair and darker skin types as well as tanned skin.

Laser hair removal is effective on most hair color and skin types, from light to dark. Dr. Blanchar assesses your hair and provides you with an appropriate treatment plan based on your unique factors.

Where is laser hair removal therapy effective?

Hair covers your entire body, with a few exceptions (such as your palms and the soles of your feet). Typically, this body hair is fine and barely noticeable. However, if you have more melanin and darker skin, your body hair may be more evident and troublesome to get rid of. Laser hair therapy can tackle unwanted hair in the following areas:

  • Back
  • Face
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Bikini Area+
  • Shoulders

In fact, laser hair removal is safe enough to use almost anywhere.

How many treatments do I need?

Usually, several treatments provide you with a lasting result. Each treatment takes up to 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your hair, location on your body and tolerance.

The treatments are performed at Bayview General Medicine & Aesthetics and you can go back to normal activities immediately after laser treatment.

Dr. Blanchar gives you a better idea about what to expect in terms of frequency and duration when you schedule a consultation for laser hair removal.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Because laser therapy is non-invasive, there are very few risks associated with the procedure. Additionally, the precision laser technology ensures that only the targeted area is affected without damaging the skin or tissue surrounding the area.

Side effects, when reported, include:

  • Redness
  • Minor swelling
  • A mild sunburn-like sensation
  • Folliculitis

These side effects are temporary and usually resolve themselves within days after treatment.