Laser Hair Removal

LASER HAIR REMOVAL HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR COSMETIC PROCEDURES PERFORMED IN THE UNITED STATES. IT IS A POPULAR ALTERNATIVE TO SHAVING AND WAXING, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE LOOKING TO SAVE TIME.

WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive technique that uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft in the follicle-generating heat which damages the follicle to inhibit future hair growth. Therefore, plucking hair before treatment reduces the efficacy of the laser treatment as the target is absent.

Because laser hair reduction only affects actively growing hair follicles, it may take several laser hair removal treatments to provide significant hair reduction. Additionally, while laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed.

IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?

Although laser hair removal reduces the number of unwanted hairs in a given area, it doesn’t get rid of them completely. When the hair grows back, they will be finer, lighter, and fewer in number. Most people require between four and six sessions, and occasional maintenance may be required.

Laser hair removal uses laser beams to heat up and damage the hair follicles, which temporarily halts hair production.

COMMON TREATMENT AREAS FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Most commonly, laser hair removal is used to treat the face, body, legs, armpits and pubic area

WHAT ARE THE STEPS OF A LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE?

Our qualified master estheticians and nurses perform the laser hair removal procedure, or may delegate this to a nurse or other licensed provider.

A beam of highly focused light is absorbed by hair in disabling unwanted hair follicles. There is some mild discomfort that last a few seconds. People with white or gray hair may not have enough pigment target to be a candidate for laser hair removal.

Because hair grows in cycles, it typically takes three to four laser hair removal treatments to provide significant hair reduction.

LAser hair removal RESULTS

Hair follicles hit by the laser during the treatment can take days to weeks to fully shed. Hairs do not fall out immediately and the shedding process may sometimes look like continued hair growth. Results vary significantly between people, which may be due to a variety of factors such as hair thickness, density or location.

Although laser hair reduction effectively delays hair growth for months to years, it usually does not result in permanent hair removal. However, compared to shaving and waxing, it offers a more permanent solution. Multiple sessions, usually 4-10 and spaced 4-6 weeks apart, are needed to target the various stages in the hair growth cycle. Following these sessions, a few maintenance sessions a year may also be needed for longer-term results.

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