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IPL treatments are non-invasive and virtually painless, unlike other methods like electrolysis, waxing or tweezing. Before you have laser hair removal in Jacksonville FL, be sure to tell your dermatologist if you have:

  • Taken isotretinoin (a medicine used to treat severe acne) — or are taking any other medicine, including medicine that you buy without a prescription, such as aspirin.
  • Ever had a keloid (type of raised scar).
  • A tendency to scar.
  • A tendency to get outbreaks of cold sores or genital herpes.
  • A recent tan.

Laser hair removal in Jacksonville FL relies on selective photothermolysis technology, which essentially heats up hair follicles to a temperature that results in the hair follicles’ death. Those with a lower threshold for pain will probably find the procedure to be uncomfortable, but not painful, while other patients describe the feeling of laser hair removal as a pinching or snapping sensation.