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Laser Hair Removal

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we use the Sciton Joule® Laser to remove unwanted hair and enhance the confidence of patients visiting our location in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Laser Hair Removal in West Palm Beach, Florida

Are you tired of constantly shaving hair from unwanted areas, only to have it grow back? What if there was a hassle-free solution for hair removal with laser technology? With the safety and effectiveness of laser hair removal, you can eliminate time-consuming tasks and messy lotions, creams, and waxes.

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery,  we use the Sciton Joule® Laser for laser hair removal. Sciton Joule® stands out from other hair removal methods due to its advanced technology and versatility. Unlike traditional laser hair removal treatments, Sciton Joule® offers multiple devices proven to safely and effectively reduce unwanted hair follicles on any part of the body.

Sciton Joule® aims a concentrated laser beam at the hair, which the pigment absorbs, damaging the hair follicle enough to stunt future growth. This highly concentrated light can remove the hair from anywhere on the body.

What Areas Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

Based on the patient's needs and preferences, areas treated with laser hair removal include:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Bikini area

You can remove unwanted hair from just about any area of the body causing concern or embarrassment.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

Laser hair removal is a popular option for individuals seeking to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair. While it can be effective for many people, laser hair removal works best on individuals with dark, coarse hair and lighter skin tones. The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicles, and darker hair absorbs more of the laser energy, leading to better results. However, advancements in technology have made laser hair removal accessible to a wider range of patients, regardless of their hair and skin color.

In addition, individuals considering laser hair removal should be in good overall health, as certain health conditions, medications, or skin conditions may affect the suitability of the treatment.

Moreover, patients should have realistic expectations about the laser treatment. Laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions to achieve desired results. Why? Hair grows in cycles, and the laser can only target actively growing hairs — not future hair growth. Therefore, patience and commitment to the treatment process are necessary.

Finally, candidates should be willing to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds before and after treatment sessions because tanned or sunburned skin can increase the risk of complications.

What Can I Expect Before My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Before your laser hair removal treatment, you will have a consultation with our patient counselor, where we'll assess your skin type, hair color, and medical history to determine if you're a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. We'll also discuss your goals and expectations and answer any questions you may have.

Prior to your laser hair removal session, we'll provide you with some important guidelines, including avoiding sun exposure, tanning beds, and certain skincare products for a specified period before treatment. It's crucial to follow these instructions to achieve significant hair reduction and minimize potential risks.

How Does a Laser Hair Removal Procedure Work? 

On the day of your laser hair removal session, our plastic surgery team will make you feel comfortable and relaxed, and we will give you protective eyewear to shield your eyes during the laser hair removal procedure.

Laser hair removal uses advanced technology to target and destroy hair follicles. Our state-of-the-art equipment delivers precise pulses of laser light to the treatment area, effectively reducing unwanted hair. You may experience a mild sensation, often described as a rubber band snap or a slight tingling feeling.

What Can I Expect After My Laser Treatment?

After your laser hair removal session, you may experience temporary discomfort or mild sensitivity or redness in the treated area. We'll give you specific aftercare instructions, which may include avoiding sun exposure and using recommended skincare products, to enable proper healing and maximize results.

Over the following weeks and months, you'll notice a gradual reduction in hair growth in the treated area. While individual results may vary, many of our patients achieve long-lasting hair reduction, making laser hair removal a convenient and effective solution.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Do I Need?

Laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions to account for future hair growth because hair grows in cycles. The exact number of treatments needed varies depending on hair thickness, skin type, and the treatment area. During your consultation, we'll design a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Laser Hair Removal Costs

Laser hair removal cost varies from patient to patient. Because most insurance providers consider laser hair removal treatments elective, it's generally an out of pocket expense. However, Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.

How Often Can I Get Laser Hair Removal Treatments?

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, the frequency of laser hair removal treatments depends on various factors such as the treatment area, hair growth cycle, and individual needs. During your consultation with our patient counselor, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you, including recommendations on the frequency of sessions.

In general, most patients need multiple treatments to achieve significant hair reduction. Most often, we schedule these sessions approximately 6-8 weeks apart to target actively growing hair follicles during each session and ensure the effective reduction of unwanted hair.

Why Is Sciton Joule® the Superior Choice Among Hair Removal Methods?

Sciton’s Forever BARE BBL® treatment, performed using the Joule® platform, features a blend technology that results in reduced hair volume and finer hair growth over time.

Plastic surgeons consider Sciton Joule® the best among laser hair removal methods for several reasons. First, all three laser hair removal devices by Sciton have demonstrated safe, quick, and effective reduction of unwanted hair follicles on any area of the body, allowing patients to achieve optimal results with minimal risks. Additionally, Sciton Joule®'s advanced laser platform offers a range of dermatology treatments aside from laser hair removal, including laser skin resurfacing. Its versatility makes it a comprehensive solution for various skin concerns.

Utilizing cutting-edge technology, such as blend technology, to deliver exceptional results, Sciton Joule® provides increased patient comfort, shorter healing times, and highly individualized results, making it a preferred choice among patients and practitioners.

Ready to Enhance Your Self-Esteem with Laser Hair Removal? Contact Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our priorities. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care and helping you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. To embark on your laser hair removal journey or learn more about Sciton Joule® laser hair removal, call (561) 833-4122 or complete our online form  to schedule a consultation with our patient counselor.

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If I am seeking to undergo a combination of procedures, will they be done together or consecutively? What is the timeline for multiple procedures?


The answer depends on multiple factors, including the specific combination of procedures, your recovery rates, your age and health status, and your behaviors or habits. More invasive surgeries typically require recovery time ranging between 6 and 12 weeks to 6 months, and surgeries to the same area of your body will also generally require recovery time between procedures.

However, if you are in good health and the combination of procedures in question will be performed on different parts of your body and are not especially invasive, a combination of procedures could potentially be approved together on a case-by-case basis. It is imperative that the combination of procedures does not compromise your healing, and your attention to prescribed pre-operation and recovery habits also plays a significant role. Schedule a consultation for an assessment and guidance regarding the procedures you are considering.


Will it be obvious that I “got work done” after my procedure?


While aging affects us all, there are steps we can take to put forth a more vibrant appearance. We seek to perform subtle adjustments to address imperfections and the wear of time while retaining your natural look. While you should notice an improvement, the glaring changes or distortions in appearance you are concerned about and may have seen from other surgeons’ work do not meet the standard of quality plastic and cosmetic surgery we perform in our office.

Dr. Frederic M. Barr is a board-certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing Plastic Surgery in South Florida. We enhance and refine your appearance according to your goals. Review our Gallery of Before & After Photos to see some examples of our work.


What does Breast Explant Surgery entail, and will my breasts be “back to normal” after the surgery?


For patients with Breast Implant Illness (BII), which can include allergy, auto-immune, and thyroid hormone issues, this has been an emerging topic with significant press coverage in recent years. Although numerous medical professionals have demonstrated varying responses to these women’s concerns, we believe in addressing these women’s experiences and symptoms. In response to this phenomenon, we have also chosen not to perform new breast implant surgeries. We perform Total Capsulectomy on patients with breast implants, which involves the removal of both the saline or silicone implant and the capsule around it.

Removal of the implants and surrounding scar tissue has been shown to improve women’s health concerning these symptoms. While some women choose no further procedure following Breast Explant Surgery, some patients elect to have a Mastopexy procedure that involves reshaping the breast tissue for a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance. We welcome your specific questions regarding these procedures and their anticipated effects for your situation. See our Breast Implant Explantation (Total Capsulectomy) page for more detailed information, including before-and-after photo examples.