Laser hair removal is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today. While there are many methods to eliminate unwanted hair, very few can eliminate hair regrowth while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Laser hair removal treatment use the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and its potential regrowth without damaging the surrounding skin. During a laser hair removal treatment, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for regrowth. The attributes of the light (wavelength, pulse duration and power) are chosen to ensure damage to these cells and not to the rest of the skin.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
- Comfortable treatment with little to no irritation
- Effective permanent reduction of hair
- Minimal risk of side effects
Is Laser Hair Removal safe?
Laser hair removal is the most popular aesthetic procedure performed annually. Because our Laser technicians are certified and our laser equipment utilizes our IN-MOTION and low-heat settings we’re able to provide a level of safety unlike any other laser hair removal procedure.
How many Laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Typically, 6-10 Laser hair removal treatments are adequate to provide permanent hair reduction. However, after your Laser Hair Removal consultation, your provider may determine that based on the density of your hair, hair color and skin color, you may require additional treatment.
Will my hair ever grow back?
Actively growing hairs that are treated should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged it cannot grow hair. However, hair follicles that were not in the active growth phase will need to be treated. It’s also not unusual for patients to have a touch-up Laser hair removal treatment two years after initial treatment due to hormonal changes.
Why do I need 6-10 Laser hair removal treatments?
Hair growth occurs in 4 stages: Early Anagen (early hair growth), Anagen (active hair growth) Catagen (regression) Telogen (resting, not growing) Laser hair removal only affects the Anagen stage, (actively growing hair). Therefore, approximately twenty-five-percent of hair is removed with each treatment. After 6-10 treatments, the area should be free from hair.
Do I need recovery time?
No. Our laser hair removal has no “down time” and requires no recovery time. You can have a laser hair removal treatment and return to work, school or other normal activities immediately.
Does Laser hair removal hurt?
Most people find the laser hair removal treatment comfortable, especially when compared to other hair removal methods and lasers. This laser hair removal procedure does not requires numbing cream.