Laser Hair Removal
How Does Laser Work For Hair Removal?
The laser system emits a gentle beam of light that is selectively absorbed by melanin, the hair pigment in the follicle lying below the surface of the skin. The laser energy is then transformed into heat that disables the follicles, not allowing them to grow again. Because the laser beam used in laser hair removal selectively targets the hair follicle, the surrounding tissue is not damaged.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments to obtain a long-term effect depends on multiple variables. Hair density, hair color, hair growth cycle, and skin color, are important features. Treatments are repeated until the hair is gone. To obtain this, normally three treatments are necessary but sometimes might take up to 6 treatments.
Is Laser Hair Removal For Everybody?
No, because melanin or the hair pigment is the laser target, very light hair and gray hair will not respond as successfully. Light hair will need more treatments than dark hair. Dark skin can be treated using special equipment and settings. To determine if laser hair removal is right for you, we offer free consultations.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal?
Different from other hair removal methods such as electrolysis, multiple hair follicles are treated at the same time. This means that larger areas may be treated in a single procedure. Laser hair removal will not produce the irritation of waxing, tweezing and shaving. By far, this is the treatment of choice for people with ingrown hairs and post shaving inflammation.