Safe and effective hair removal

Living in South Florida allows us to enjoy wonderful weather all year. Shaving, waxing, and taking care of unwanted hair can be a real hassle. We all want to look our best when we go to the beach or pool and when you have unwanted hair it’s difficult to feel good about the way you look. With laser hair removal you can get rid of your unwanted hair and you won’t have to worry about shaving or waxing any longer. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery we specialize in the safest and most effective laser hair removal in Fort Lauderdale.

Laser hair removal has been around since 1997, when it was approved by the FDA. It has become increasingly popular because it’s fast, effective, and prevents hair from growing back. This allows you to spend less time getting ready in the morning when you don’t have to worry about shaving or waxing treatment. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery we use the highest quality lasers and our caring and compassionate staff will make sure your procedure goes smoothly.

Laser Hair Removal

What areas can I get laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is growing increasingly popular, especially in South Florida where we enjoy beautiful weather year round. Many people spend a lot of time and money shaving and waxing unwanted hair from various areas of their body. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get rid of your unwanted hair once and for all? At Take Shape Plastic Surgery you can get rid of all the excess hair you’d like to.

Some areas we focus on include:

  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Bikini areas
  • Back

These are the areas that we focus on most at Take Shape Plastic Surgery. In just a few short sessions you’ll see your unwanted hair gone for good. Using our safe and effective techniques our doctors will give you the best laser hair removal treatments available.

Laser Procedures

The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue. Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, in the area that causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin. Light is absorbed by dark objects, so laser energy can be absorbed by dark material in the skin, but with much more speed and intensity. This dark target matter, or chromophore, can be naturally-occurring or artificially introduced.


Melanin is considered the primary chromophore for all hair removal lasers currently on the market. Melanin occurs naturally in the skin, and gives skin and hair their color. There are two types of melanin in hair. Eumelanin gives hair brown or black color, while pheomelanin gives hair blonde or red color. Because of the selective absorption of photons of laser light, only black or brown hair can be removed. Laser works best with dark coarse hair. Light skin and dark hair are an ideal combination, being most effective and producing the best results, but new lasers are now able to target dark black hair with some success in patients with dark skin.

Permanent Hair Reduction

Hair removal lasers have been in use since 1997 and have been approved for “permanent hair reduction” in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Under the FDA’s definition, “permanent” hair reduction is the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs regrowing after a treatment regime. Indeed, many patients experience complete regrowth of hair on their treated areas in the years following their last treatment. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair.
Laser hair removal has become popular because of its speed and efficacy, although some of the efficacy is dependent upon the skill and experience of the laser operator, and the choice and availability of different laser technologies used for the procedure.

Take Shape Plastic Surgery, PA uses only the highest standard laser on all of their patients, as well as a properly trainer Physician Assistant. Together these make for the best results any patient could hope for.

If you’re ready to get rid of your unwanted, excess hair contact our doctors today. We’ll set up your consultation and inform you of the ins and outs of laser hair removal and allow you to decide if it is something you think would work for you. Call our office today to set up an appointment and learn how you can get rid of your unwanted hair for good.

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