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How laser hair removal works 

Hair follicles are targeted and heated with laser energy. Pigment within the follicles then absorbs the light energy, which damages the follicle and causes it to be unable to grow hair anymore. The ClearScan YAG laser is different than others in that many hairs can be targeted at once, making it easier to treat larger areas. A computer-guided scanning system is used to automate treatment to further increase the speed and efficiency by which skin is treated. Because hair grows in phases, it will take multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. Our laser hair removal treatment in Miami is safe for all skin types, and offers the correct balance between safety and success. 

Goals of laser hair removal

  • To save time by not having to shave
  • To have constantly-smooth skin where treated
  • To remove embarrassing excessive hair
  • To make razor burn and/or irritation from shaving a thing of the past
  • To achieve perfect precision when removing hair
  • To feel more confident 

Before laser hair removal 

Before treatment, you will need to inform Dr. Maercks if you have recently used tanning products, a tanning bed, or if your skin has been exposed to the sun extensively in the last three weeks. If this is the case, your treatment plan will be adjusted to ensure that it is effective and safe. Do not wax or tweeze any hairs in the area that will be treated for at least six weeks, but do shave the day before your appointment (using a clean, new razor). During your consultation, Dr. Maercks will determine if you require a topical anesthetic cream before treatment.

What happens during a laser hair removal treatment

A laser light is used to scan the targeted area. The skin stays comfortable with the help of a continuous cooling device. If your skin is more sensitive, Dr. Maercks will apply a topical anesthetic cream. Treatment times vary based on the treated area. Dr. Maercks will determine how many treatments are necessary for your desired goals.

Recovery and results

Patients may notice slight swelling or redness in the treatment area that will fade after several hours. If any swelling or redness is persistent, we should be contacted immediately. Your skin may feel hot as if you’re sunburned. After treatment, the area must be kept clean, and sunscreen should always be used when outdoors. Patients should closely follow the post-procedure care directions that we provide you with after treatment. Following these instructions will ensure a safe and smooth recovery.

  • Avoid sun prolonged exposure for at least one week.
  • Do not wax or tweeze any hairs.
  • Avoid other skin treatments for two weeks after laser hair removal.
  • Avoid extremely hot water for at least 48 hours after treatment.
  • Do not apply makeup or perfume to the treated area for 48 hours.
  • Leave any blisters that you discover alone.
  • Don’t do anything that will make you perspire for at least 24 hours after laser hair removal.

Why choose the Maercks Institute for laser hair removal in Miami?

Founded in 2009, the Maercks Institute is a high-profile, Miami-based surgical center that offers a variety of advanced techniques in laser treatments, cosmetic injectables, and surgical procedures that deliver bespoke results. President and medical director Dr. Rian Maercks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive specialist. Since opening his boutique practice, Dr. Maercks has changed the lives of thousands of patients. Individuals come to him with an issue, and he determines the best way to go about solving it. Not only will Dr. Maercks formulate the right treatment for your goals; he will also perform treatment with the absolute highest standard of patient care and safety. If you’re interested in laser hair removal in Miami, we welcome you to contact us today to schedule a consultation and receive a personalized treatment plan. 

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Laser Hair Removal FAQ

How much does laser hair removal in Miami cost?

The average cost of laser hair removal at The Maercks Institute in Miami is from $1,500 to $9,000.

What areas can be treated?

Any area of the body can be lasered. The most popular areas are the legs, chest, armpits, and back.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

It’s important to be aware that laser hair removal may not remove hair completely. However, the majority of patients are pleased with the results, which include a high level of hair removal, as well as hair that is much lighter and thinner.

How many treatments will I need?

The exact number of laser hair removal sessions you will need depend on how you respond to treatment, as well as how much hair you’re having removed. In general, hair reduction is achieved after six treatments.

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