Est. 2001  

WOMAN - LASER HAIR REMOVAL


Common areas of unwanted hair for woman can vary from unwanted hair on males. Unwanted and/or excessive hair can be embarrassing for some and may have an effect on ones self esteem. Imagine always having smooth skin and no maintenance! 

Laser Hair Removal Face 
Excessive Hair on the face can sometimes be attributed to a Hormone Imbalance and Genetics can also play a key role in this factor. As the face is constantly exposed to the public, excessive facial hair is often embarrassing for most woman. Facial Laser Hair Removal is a wonderful way to remove unwanted hair which will eliminate the need forwaxing and tweezing. Electrolysis can be performed to remove hair permanently if there is no pigment (color) in the hair.

Laser Hair Removal Legs
Shaving legs for most woman has to be incorporated into an already busy maintenance program. Regrowth of unwanted hair within one or two days can feel very course and not feminine.Waxing this area is time consuming and requires regular appointments for most of the life of thefemale. The cost is approximately $35 and up. By comparing Laser Hair Removal Prices at The Laser and Cosmetic Center (Guaranteed to be the lowest in Florida) it is easy to see that the method of Laser Hair Removal is far more cost effective.

Laser Hair Removal Bikini/Genital 
Shaving or waxing this area presents similar problems to the legs - it is more painful to wax this area.
ingrowing hairs occur more frequently. It is possible to remove all the hair in this area or just the hair which would normally be exposed outside of the line of the bikini. The choice is up to the individuals preference.Laser Hair Removal Chest 
Chest hair can appear on some females and also in the areola. This can be easily treated by Laser Hair Removal providing the hair has some color.

Laser Hair Removal Full Body
It is not unusual for woman to experience excessbody hair on any part of the body, including but not limited to Arms, Under Arms, Feet, Toes and theButtocks.

All Body Areas can be treated with the exception of the immediate eye area.

MEN - LASER HAIR REMOVAL 


Laser Hair Removal for Men is now a very common treatment for excess body hair, almost half of the patients seen are Male. The other choices for the Removal of Excess Body Hair such as shaving or waxing are messy, time consuming, temporary and requires regular maintenance appointments for the duration of the adult male life. It is easy to see that it is more cost effective to remove the hair by Laser Hair Removal. At the Laser and Cosmetic Center we guarantee our prices to be the lowest in Florida and will always provide you with a total cost with affordable payment plans at no interest.

Laser Hair Removal Face
Of course most men shave their Facial Hair and often the electric razor is a mans first choice. A lot of men choose Facial Laser Hair Removal as they experience ingrown hairs which are often painful and unsightly. Most men shave on a daily basis which is also very time consuming in an already busy life.

Laser Hair Removal Chest
Chest Hair can be embarrassing for a lot of men. While some men choose to wax and some shave it is a constant maintenance issue with the common side effect of unsightly ingrowing hairs. 
Treatment time is approximately 50 minutes.

Laser Hair Removal Legs
Leg Hair can be excessive on some men. Whether excessive or not some men choose not to have anyleg hair. Although this area is easier to access for the purpose of shaving this is a time consuming process and requires daily maintenance for most before unattractive stubble appears. Ingrown hairscan often be a problem in this area.

Laser Hair Removal Genital/Pubic
Partial Hair Removal or Complete Hair Removalis desired by some. The amount of treatments required will depend upon the desired amount ofHair Removal. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes.

Laser Hair Removal Full Body
It is now quite common for men to request totalBody Laser Hair Removal. All Body Areas can be treated by Laser Hair Removal with the exception of the immediate eye area.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL: WOMEN


Common areas of unwanted Hair on woman can vary from unwanted Hair on males. Unwanted and/or excessive Hair can be embarrassing for some and may have an effect on ones self esteem.

Imagine always having smooth, silky skin and no maintenance!

Leg Laser Hair Removal
Shaving Legs for most woman has to be incorporated into an already busyskin maintenance program. Regrowth of hair within one or two days can feel very course and not feminine. Waxing this area is time consuming and requires regular appointments for most of the life of a female. The cost is approximately $35 and up. By comparing our Laser Hair Removal Prices  (guaranteed to be the lowest in Florida) you can see that the method of Laser Hair Removal is far more cost effective.

Bikini Area/Genital Area Laser Hair Removal
Shaving or waxing this area presents similar problems to the Legs - it is more painful to wax this area and ingrowing Hairs occur more frequently. It is possible to remove all the Hair in this area or just the Hair which would be exposed outside of a Bikini pant. The choice is up to the individuals preference.

Facial Laser Hair Removal
Excessive Hair on the Face can sometimes be attributed to a hormone imbalance and genetics can also play a key role in this factor. As the Face is constantly exposed to the public, excessive Facial Hair is often embarrassing for most woman. Laser Hair Removal is a wonderful way to remove unwanted Hair which will eliminate the need for waxing or tweezing.

Electrolysis can be performed to remove the Hair Permanently.  Our Hair Removal Specialist uses this method for those with no pigment in the Hair.

Chest Laser Hair Removal
Chest Hair can appear on some females and also in the area of the areola. This can be easily treated by Laser Hair Removal Treatments providing theHair has some color.

General Body Laser Hair Removal
It is not unusual for woman to experience excess Body Hair on any part of theBody, including but not limited to Arms, Under Arms, Feet, Toes and theButtocks. All Body areas can be treated with the exception of the immediateeye area.

Laser Hair Removal

LASER HAIR REMOVAL: MEN


Laser Hair Removal for Men is now a very common treatment for excessBody Hair, almost half of the patients seen are Male. The other choices for theRemoval of Excess Body Hair such as shaving or waxing are messy, time consuming, temporary and requires regular maintenance appointments for the duration of the adult male life. It is easy to see that it is more cost effective to remove the Hair by Laser Hair Removal. (we guarantee our prices to be the lowest not only in the Pinellas County (Tampa Bay Area) but in all ofFlorida ! We will always provide you with a total cost for Laser Hair Removaland an affordable payment plan at no interest.

Facial Laser Hair Removal
Of course most men shave their Facial Hair and often the electric razor is amans first choice. A lot of men choose Facial Laser Hair Removal as they experience ingrown Hairs which are often painful and unsightly. Most menshave on a daily basis which is also very time consuming in an already busy life.

Chest Laser Hair Removal
Chest Hair can be embarrassing for a lot of men. While some men choose towax and some shave it is a constant maintenance issue with the common side effect of unsightly ingrown Hairs. Treatment time is approximately 50 minutes.

Leg Laser Hair Removal
Leg Hair can be excessive on some men. Whether excessive or not some menchoose not to have any Leg Hair. Although this area is easier to access for the purpose of shaving this a time consuming process and requires daily maintenance for most before unattractive stubble appears. Ingrown Hairs can often be a problem in this area.

Genital/Pubic Hair Laser Hair Removal
Partial Hair Removal or Complete Hair Removall is desired by some. The amount of treatments required will depend upon the desired amount of HairRemoval. As always we only charge for four treatments. The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes.

General Body Laser Hair Removal
It is now quite common for men to request total Body Laser Hair Removal. All Body Areas can be treated by Laser Hair Removal with the exception of the immediate eye area (below Eyebrows)

LASER AND COSMETIC CENTER 
LASER & 
COSMETIC
CENTER​

Phone: 727 504 8974

WE GUARANTEE OUR PRICES TO BE THE LOWEST IN FLORIDA - UP TO ONE THIRD THE COST - EXCLUDES GROUPON OR LIVING SOCIAL

                  As always a no obligation Complimentary Consultation is available for all of our services.

Treatments Start As Low as $39.00

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Address: 7850 Ulmerton Road,

Suite # 5,  LARGO,  

FLORIDA 33762

Tel. (727) 504-8974 

Dr. Valdes, MD., F.A.C.S,


Lisa K Mason CCE.,CME

Susan Chamer RN., Licensed Esthetician

Jessie Tehranchi L.E., Licensed Esthetician

Carol Alvey L.E., Hair Replacement Specialist

Renee Leechy, Licensed Massage Therapist

ELECTROLYSIS 


Electrolysis is a permanent method of removing unwanted hair. Chin or lip hair can be unsightly and annoying, in-fact facial or excess body hair can be embarrassing for most people. More than one treatment is required to eliminate hair permanently. The treatment of Permanent Hair Removal is ideal for removing excess eyebrow hair as this is a small area and we do not treat this area with the laser. Electrolysis is ideal for hair that has no pigment (color). Electrolysis is performed by our Licensed Board Certified Electrologist LASER HAIR REMOVAL SPECIALIST.


GENERAL INFORMATION/FACTS AND QUESTIONS

LASER HAIR REMOVAL


Will Laser Hair Removal Work For Me?
With the technology of the Candela Alexandrite GentleLASE Plus Laser it is possible to treat many skin color and Hair color combinations. Light skinned, dark Hair patients will need fewer treatments. Those taking Accutane, photosensitive medications (in the last six months) or very tanned or very darkare not generally considered candidates for Laser Hair Removal. During our Complimentary Consultation at the Laser and Cosmetic Center in Clearwater our Laser Hair Removal Specialist will discuss your medications, skin and Hair type to establish whether you are a suitable candidate for Laser Hair Removal Treatments.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser Hair Removal works by sending a beam of Laser light to Hair follicles destroying the roots. The Laser targets the color in the Hair (known as melanin). The Laser destroys Hair in the anagen phase (growth period). The majority of Hair present is in that phase, but Hair which is not in the growth stage is targeted during the following scheduled Laser Hair RemovalTreatments. This is why it is important to keep scheduled appointments (to target each growth cycle)

How Much Will Laser Hair Removal Cost?
Cost depends on the area to be treated and varies from Male to Female because of Hair density. Laser Hair Removal Treatments at the Laser and Cosmetic Center, Clearwater, (Pinellas County) Florida, ARE GUARANTEED TO BE THE LOWEST in the TAMPA BAY AREA.

Which Body Parts Can Be Treated By Laser Hair Removal?
We are able to treat the entire Body for Male and Females with the exception of the area between the Eyebrow and Eye.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I need?
It can vary, depending upon the amount of Hair to be removed and Skin/Haircolor. We guarantee our fees to be the lowest in Florida for Laser HairRemoval. Due to the vast experience of our LASER HAIR REMOVAL SPECIALISTS We customize treatments to match Hair and Skin color for optimum results.

How Quickly Will I See Results From My Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
After the Laser Hair Removal Treatments the destroyed Hair falls out within 21 days. You will see a reduction in Hair after each Laser Hair RemovalTreatment.

Are There  Side Effects from Laser Hair Removal?
Most people do not experience side effects - some exhibit short term reddening of the skin. Regular activities can be resumed immediately. Skin must be protected from the sun prior to and during the course of treatments.

Will Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Each pulse of the Laser lasts about one second, which produces a stinging feeling. The state of the art technology of the GentleLASE Plus has a unique cooling device which greatly reduces any discomfort and does not require the messy use of cooling gels or ice packs during your Laser Hair RemovalTreatment at the Laser and Cosmetic Center, Clearwater, Florida.

Does Your Laser Hair Removal Technician Require Education?
We believe it is important to find a technician who is a Laser Hair RemovalSpecialist. Our technicians are very experienced and chose to specialize ONLY in Hair Removal and therefore received 350 training hours in Hair Removal,have taken 2 Advanced State Certifications and are medically  licensed. Our Physician also received specialized training and also has much experience in the use of Lasers.

What are the before and after Laser Hair Removal Treatment Instructions?

Before Treatment
Do not sunbathe. Stop waxing, tweezing and electrolysistreatments for approximately 6 weeks.

Post Treatment
Use sunblock of SP25 or more. Do not expose the skin to the sun. Shave if needed to remove any Hair. Treated Hair will shed up to three weeks after Laser Hair Removal Treatment.

Do some people say Laser Hair Removal didn't work for them?
It is true to say that not all Hair Removal Devices were created equal. There are different kinds of Lasers used for Laser Hair Removal but not all Lasersare specifically designed for Laser Hair Removal. Please see the report comparing an IPL device for Hair Removal and the GentleLASE Laser used for Laser Hair Removal. An experienced Laser Hair Removal Technicianalso ensures the settings for the Laser Hair Removal machine are correct for the individuals Hair and skin type

Laser Hair Removal: Comparing Single Wavelength and IPL Technologies
Philip L. Bailin, M.D., F.A.C.P. CHairman, Department of Dermatology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Clinical Paper
No. 1

Introduction 


Light-based Hair Removal systems continue to grow in popularity. With the promise of never having to shave again, a plethora of companies and devices, including Lasers and broad-spectrum light devices, are attempting to satisfy this growing demand for Permanent Hair reduction.

Laser or light-based Hair Removal is based upon the principles of selective photothermolysis-which states that the light energy must be well absorbed by the targeted chromophore for efficacy and less well absorbed by competing chromophor(s) to prevent collateral thermal damage. In the case of Hairreduction, the targeted chromophore is perifollicular melanin and the competing chromophore is epidermal melanin.

Lasers are single wavelength devices with absorption coefficients relatively specific to the chromophores they are intended to target. Intense Pulsed-light (IPL) devices expose the patient to a broader spectrum of light energy defined by cut-off filters, typically in the range of 600-1200 nm. The fact that Lasersand IPL devices may target multiple chromophores allow these products to be marketed as being capable of treating a variety of conditions in addition to HairRemoval, including treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, warts,wrinkles, and even acne. Customer demand is also fueling this marketing approach, as every Laser purchaser wants one device that "does it all"

Since no two Lasers or IPL devices have identical operating parameters (i.e., wavelength, fluence, pulse duration, spot size, or epidermal cooling methodologies), the performance levels of these products differ substantially.

In particular, the comparative results of Lasers and IPL devices vary greatly inHair Removal. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the efficacy, ease-of-use, and patient satisfaction using two different technologies to provide Permanent Hair reduction-a single wavelength alexandrite (755 nm)Laser and an IPL broad-spectrum light device with cut-off filters.

Method

Patient #1 - The patient (J.H.) was a 24-year old Arabic female. She complained of excess dark terminal Hair on both cheeks, as well as on the nape of her neck. Previous treatments had included waxing and bleaching. Herskin type was Fitzpatrick IV. She routinely used broad-spectrum sun blocks. Herskin pigmentation in the areas of excess Hair growth was uniform and even without any blotchiness. She had no history of abnormal scarring or excessive response to mild trauma.

She began on (IPL) therapy. A test session was performed using chilled ultrasound gel on the skin intra operatively and icing postoperatively and the following settings:

Fluence: 30 J/cm2
Pulses: 3
Duration: 3.2
Delay: 5
Filter: 645 nm

These settings resulted in mild follicular erythema without blistering.

Follow-up at two weeks revealed no complications. The patient then underwent three sequential IPL treatment sessions at monthly intervals. Settings were as above. No problems were noted, but response was only fair in terms of HairRemoval.

Two treatments were then performed with GentleLASE at an interval of one month. Settings were as follows:

Fluence: 10 J/cm2
Spot size: 15 mm
*DCD™: 70 spray/80 delay.
*Dynamic Cooling Device™

No complications were encountered.

Three months later, an additional IPL treatment was performed. Settings were as follows:

Fluence: 28.5 J/cm2
Pulses: 3
Duration: 3.0
Delay: 50
Filter: 645 nm

The patient called at 24 hours after that treatment with severe pain and blistering throughout the treated area. She was seen and treated for first and second degree burns. The areas healed without appreciable scarring, but demonstrated irregular hyper- and hypopigmentation.

She was treated with mild bleaching agents to the hyperpigmented areas. These eventually responded, and after six months pigmentation was almost normal. She then continued with GentleLASE treatments without further complication. After a total of four GentleLASE sessions, Hair Removal was estimated at 80-90%.

Patient #2 - The patient (M.R.) was a 46-year old white female with a long history of excessive Hair growth in many anatomic areas. She had previously undergone electrolysis to her Face, abdomen, and upper thighs/Bikiniareas. She was judged to be skin type Fitzpatrick III, with blue Eyes and light brown Hair. She presented for Hair Removal with excess black terminal Hairon both Legs.

A test session was performed utilizing both an IPL device and the GentleLASE(one on each lower extremity). IPL settings were:

Fluence: 35 J/cm2
Pulses: 3
Duration: 3.2
Delay: 30
Filter: 645 nm

Cooling: chilled gel and ice packs.

GentleLASE settings were:

Fluence: 16 J/cm2
Spot size: 15 mm
DCD: 70 spray/80 delay.

Both test areas responded well immediately with mild erythema. No complications were noted within the two-week follow-up period.

Treatment was then undertaken using one of the devices on each Leg. Settings remained as above. No untoward events were noted during the session. However, later that evening, the patient developed significant pain in the Legtreated with the IPL device. This was followed by diffusely scattered blisters and some areas of "sloughing.â€� She was seen the next day and began on a regimen for superficial burns.

The patient declined further IPL therapy but wished to continue withGentleLASE to the opposite extremity. She had four additional treatment sessions with these settings:

Fluence: 20 J/cm2
Spot size: 18 mm
DCD: 70 spray/80 delay.

No complications were encountered. The IPL-treated Leg showed irregular hyperpigmentation and focal textural changes. These were treated with bleaching agents and topical steroids. They resolved in approximately six months.

Hair Removal on the GentleLASE-treated side was judged to be approximately 90%. There was no measurable reduction in Hair growth on the IPL treated side (one session only).

Results

Two patients of different skin types have been presented. Both had test sessions with IPL devices that showed no problems during or after the test sessions. However, both of them subsequently experienced significant problems during their course of therapy. Without any significant treatment parameter alterations, both experienced painful burns. It is of great importance that in neither case did the patient nor the operator note any unusual tissue response during the treatment which would have indicated a problem. Both patients developed resultant pigmentary alterations which required months of therapy for resolution. Additionally, one of them experienced textural changes in the skin. No problems were encountered in these same patients with the GentleLASE treatments. Discomfort was minimal during and after all sessions.Pigmentation of the skin in the treated areas was unaffected, and neither patient required any type of additional therapy for complications. Both patients indicated a preference for GentleLASE even before experiencing their burns, mainly due to intraoperative comfort provided by the Dynamic Cooling Device. Most important, both patients noted significant clearing of excessive Hair in the GentleLASE-treated areas. This had not been the case with one of them in regard to IPL-treatment.

Discussion

Lasers and intense pulse-light devices are gaining in popularity not only because of patient demand for Permanent Hair reduction, but also because of physician demand for increased utility. Unfortunately, these devices vary widely in their ability to deliver on their promoted indications, including Hair Removal.

Because Lasers use single wavelengths of energy, the side-effect profile and dependability of response are superior to IPL devices. This differing performance level is a function of IPL design-IPL subjects the skin to a wider range of light energies of varying absorption coefficients for the chromophores targeted for Cosmetic Laser procedures.

While IPL devices are marketed for a variety of treatment applications, their performance levels are inferior to Lasers, particularly in Hair Removal. Further, IPL needlessly exposes patients to some unnecessary and/or ineffective wavelengths of radiation and are lacking, by definition, the purity of treatment available with a single-wavelength Laser. Specifically, IPL Hair Removaltreatments resulted in an increased frequency of complications and offered overall inferior results when compared to Laser Hair reduction. Based on our experience at the Cleveland Clinic, we have ceased using IPL devices in our department due to the inconsistency of response between patients and even between sessions on the same patient. Another reason for the cessation of IPL use was the unacceptably high complication rates. At the Cleveland Clinic, we had far more adverse skin reactions (usually minor and transient, but occasionally serious) from IPLs than from any Laser system.

By contrast, the GentleLASE alexandrite (755 nm) Laser from Candela is marketed as a Hair Removal Laser, and its performance is exemplary. The large spot, deliverable

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GentleLASE is a registered trademark of Candela Corporation. Dynamic Cooling Device and DCD are trademarks. To find out more about Candela and its products, contact your authorized Candela representative, or call toll free worldwide (800) 821-2013. Dial USA country code if calling internationally.

Printed in the USA. 04/03 0920-23-0194 Rev. 01 fluence, and skin protection afforded by the patented, cryogen-based DCD system available on all CandelaLasers make the GentleLASE an especially easy-to-use, safe, and comfortableLaser. Based upon physician feedBack and patient satisfaction, theGentleLASE, in our opinion, is the "gold standardâ€� in Laser Hair Removal. While GentleLASE is also cleared for vascular treatments, and several other clearances are pending with the FDA, this paper does not take a position on alexandrite Laser efficacy for any other indication other than Hair Removal. The GentleLASE Laser is the superior treatment modality when compared to any IPL technology we are aware of for Permanent Hair reduction.

Reference

Anderson RR, Parrish JA: Selective Photothermolysis:
Precise microsurgery by selective absorption of pulse irradiation. Science 220:524-527, 1983.

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