Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. It is a non-invasive, convenient method to reduce hair growth that has gained increasing popularity.
Laser Hair Removal Technique
The process may take anywhere from several minutes to several hours to complete, depending on the area being treated. The most commonly used lasers utilize a low energy laser beam. This beam is attracted to the pigment of the hair. The energy passes down the hair shaft and is absorbed by hair follicles that are in the active growth phase. The hair follicles that are not active are not affected by the treatment. Although minimal pain should be experienced, our practice utilizes special cooling enhancements to increase patient comfort through the procedure. No anesthesia is required.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
Reduces undesirable hair from most parts of the body
Treats larger areas effectively because it disables more than one hair at a time
Replaces waxing, electrolysis, shaving and bleaching
Laser Hair Removal Considerations
Laser hair removal is a process that requires multiple sessions because it only affects actively growing hair, and not all hair follicles are active at the same time. The use of lower energy level laser therapy minimizes the risk of injury to the adjacent skin.
Occasionally patients may experience slight redness of the skin or mild swelling around the hairs
Sunscreen is recommended for any area treated that may be exposed to the sun.
Patients with darker skin may not respond well due to inadequate discrepancy between skin and hair colors
Blonde or gray/white hair is less responsive due to lack of ample pigment in the hair