Laser Hair Removal

Excess hair on your face, back, chest, legs, underarms, or bikini area can be a nuisance, especially when living in an active beach community like ours. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Benedetti performs laser hair removal himself at his St. Petersburg medical spa near Tampa. He uses advanced laser and IPL technology to eliminate excess hair for all different skin and hair types.

The Medical Spa at Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery Offers:

  • The latest hair removal technology for customized treatments
  • Care you can trust from Dr. Benedetti, his hand-selected certified medical aesthetician and certified laser technician
  • A longstanding commitment to nonsurgical cosmetic care
  • The peace of mind of a professional medical practice
  • An expanded range of leading-edge cosmetic treatments

Dr. Benedetti dedicates the same care and attention to medical spa services that he does to his cosmetic surgery procedures. Laser hair removal with a board-certified plastic surgeon means improved safety, precision and results. To find out more about your laser hair removal options, request a consultation today or call our office at (727) 289-7119 to schedule your appointment.

Why Choose Dr. Benedetti

Dr. Benedetti is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:

  • Double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery
  • More than 15 years of experience as a plastic surgeon
  • Artistic eye for detail
  • Provides long-term monitoring of results through annual follow-up appointments

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The Appeal of Laser Hair Removal

Traditional methods of removing unwanted hair include shaving, waxing, tweezing or using messy, depilatory creams. These can be uncomfortable, time consuming and expensive, and achieve only short-lived results. Laser hair removal permanently and significantly reduces unwanted hair through a series of comfortable treatments.

Because Dr. Benedetti uses the Starlux® laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) platform, he is able to customize hair removal treatments and achieve improved outcomes. Advantages of this technology include:

  • Safe for all skin colors and types
  • Effective on hair of varying thicknesses and colors
  • Improved comfort, speed, and versatility
  • Long term, lasting results

In his many years as Medical Director of several premier medical spas, Dr. Benedetti has gained the experience and insight to choose technology and techniques his laser hair removal patients can trust.

How It Works

Prior to your treatment, topical anesthetic cream may be applied to improve comfort. The handpiece is guided over the treatment area delivering either laser or IPL energy, depending on your hair and skin type. The skin is simultaneously cooled for optimal comfort. The laser or light energy travels down the hair shaft and disables the hair follicle. Only hairs that are in the active growth phase are affected, which is why a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart is necessary.

Your Recovery

Most of our patients are ready to resume normal activities immediately, and aftercare is fairly straightforward. Dr. Benedetti will advise you to avoid tanning and using certain skincare products following laser hair removal, and may recommend that a soothing lotion be applied to the area. Typically, follow-up treatments will be scheduled about 4 weeks apart.

The Next Step

If you'd like to find out more about laser hair removal, request a consultation with Dr. Jeremy Benedetti or call the office of Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery at (727) 289-7119 to schedule your appointment.