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Laser Hair Removal Sarasota

Unwanted hair can be frustrated and embarrassing, especially when it is concentrated in an area visible to others. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing can be painful, and only provide temporary results. The hair will soon grow back in. A Laser Hair Removal treatment is designed to reduce the areas of unwanted hair growth, from any area of the body. The results can be significant, and save patients the intense efforts to control the appearance of their hair.

The best candidate for Laser Hair Removal is a man or woman, in generally good health, looking to eliminate hair growth from the legs, back, arms, chest, and face. Patients should have moderately dark, course hair. People with light colored hair, such as blonde or white hair, do not respond well to treatment; the laser is attracted to pigmented hair only. Today’s Laser Hair Removal techniques can be adjusted for a variety of skin types and hair colors.

How Laser hair Removal Works:

Laser hair removal is a nonsurgical, noninvasive method of removing unwanted hair from any area of the body. As the patient reclines with protective eyewear, the provider will place a hand piece over the targeted area. A laser bean will travel through the skin, not affecting healthy layers, but attracting itself to the pigment in hair. This concentrated light energy will damage the hair follicle, preventing further growth. As there are several phases of hair growth, three treatments, performed approximately four to eight weeks apart, will be required for optimal results. Between a 10%-25% reduction in hair growth can be seen after each procedure. The Lutronic Advantage is a high energy 805 nm pulse diode laser system that uses a chilled compression tip to minimize discomfort and side effects while effectively eliminating unwanted hair.

The Laser Hair Removal Process:

Patients are encouraged to shave the targeted area immediately before beginning the laser hair removal session. This will ensure a faster and less painful procedure. The hand piece is chilled, keeping the discomfort at a minimal during the procedure. Patients generally report the treatment feeling like a firm pinch.

The Recovery from Laser Hair Removal:

Patients can expect some redness on the treatment area, similar to a sunburn. This will resolve within 24 to 48 hours. Other side effects such as blisters are extremely rare.

Holcomb and Kreithen offer patients expert Laser Hair Removal services. Our full service MedSpa employs only the most professional, trained aestheticians; providing patients with consistent and effective treatments. Contact our office at 941.365.8679 for a Laser Hair Removal consultation, or to find out about any of our other surgical or noninvasive procedures.

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Side effects are usually mild. The skin may appear red-similar to a sunburn-but this subsides within 24 to 48 hours. Other side effects, such as blisters, are extremely rare.


If you decide to proceed with treatment, your doctor will provide you with instructions. The area to be treated is usually shaved first to ensure a faster treatment with less discomfort.


Depilatories, waxing and shaving are the most common home remedies but have to be repeated often. Electrolysis is effective but is a tedious, uncomfortable procedure performed one hair at a time and it requires many treatments. Also, today there are home hair removal lasers on the market. These can be effective in small areas, but the energy allowed by the FDA is restrictive; therefore, it will take time and patience before one sees a result.

Ask your physician about laser hair removal with the ADVANTAGE.


Laser technology for hair removal is well into its second decade of popularity and remains the most sought after laser treatment today.

  • 1 million procedures performed yearly with women comprising 88% of those receiving treatment
  • Steady growth trend in men in recent years
  • Cultural factors influence preference as women and men desire to achieve a certain look
  • Cosmetic reasons or disease states such as hirsutism–a common condition in females that results in excessive hair growth


Laser hair removal is a non-surgical, non-invasive method of removing unwanted hair. A laser beam travels through the skin and is attracted to the pigment in the hair. The energy then flows to the hair follicle growth cells to inhibit
further hair growth.

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Most people will respond to laser hair removal unless there is pigment absent from the hair, such as light blond or white hair. This is because laser hair removal works when the laser beam targets pigment. Generally, if your skin is light and your hair is dark and coarse, you are the ideal candidate. However, today’s lasers, such as the ADVANTAGE, treat most skin and hair types. If your skin is dark, then the laser settings will be adjusted to protect the skin’s surface. If your hair is light, it may take more treatments because the lighter pigment in your hair will take longer to respond. Your physician is well-versed on how to optimize the treatment settings.


Hair grows in cycles and most patients need at least 3 or more treatments spaced at least 4 to 8 weeks apart for a satisfactory result. At least 10 to 25% reduction in hair growth can be expected with each treatment.


Most patients experience mild pinching of the skin as the laser handpiece moves over the hair. The ADVANTAGE laser has a specialized chilled compression tip that makes the treatments more comfortable. The chilled tip also protects the surface of the skin during the laser treatment.

IPL hair removal

With IPL hair removal, you can remain virtually hair free all the time and say good-bye to painful hot waxing, shaving, unsightly stubble and embarrassing regrowth forever.

Since the light pulses penetrate deep below the layer of skin to the root of the hair, there is no need to let hair grow out between treatments.

Hair removal works by selectively concentrating light energy in the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. This comfortable procedure can be performed in as little as 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated, and you can return to regular activity immediately following. IPL Hair removal can be performed on any area of the face or body and is faster and easier than other methods of hair removal.

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Dr. Holcomb is a Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Laser Surgery specialist and Dr. Kreithen is a Plastic (Breast and Body Contouring) and Cosmetic Laser Surgery specialist.

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J. David Holcomb, MD and Joshua C. Kreithen, MD and their staff welcome out-of-town patients, and will strive to accommodate your needs during your visit.

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