Are you sick and tired of constantly having to wax, pluck, or shave to get rid of hair in areas like your face, legs, or bikini area? You can say goodbye to your razor by taking advantage of a laser hair removal procedure. This safe and effective treatment has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed within the United States.
What is laser hair removal?
This treatment involves the long-term removal of hair through the use of a cosmetic laser that destroys hair follicles in the treatment area. Just a few treatments is all that you need to stop the tedious activity of unwanted hair removal. You will be able to free up your time so that you spend it in activities that you actually enjoy.
How does the treatment work?
We direct a laser to transmit focused light energy into hair follicles producing unwanted hair, destroying them. This thermal energy is absorbed by melanin, the pigment that gives your hair its color.
Is laser hair removal right for me?
The procedure may benefit you if you have unwanted facial or body hair that leads to feelings of self-consciousness or you have light skin and dark hair. This treatment may be right for you if you are seeking a good alternative to shaving, tweezing, or waxing.
Since darker hairs are able to absorb more laser light due to their higher melanin content, you will obtain better results if you have dark, coarse hair. Other factors that can influence your response to the treatment are your age, ethnicity, color and coarseness of body hair, medications, body area of the treatment, and hormone levels.
How is a laser hair removal treatment performed?
We begin by shaving down hair in the treatment area to the surface level of your skin. Then we place protective glasses over your eyes to protect them against injury while the laser is on. We place a special cooling device or cold gel over skin in the treatment area to protect it. This also enhances the treatment by allowing more light penetration through your skin.
After adjusting the laser according to your hair color, location, thickness, and skin color, we may conduct a test treatment before beginning your procedure by transmitting a test pulse. This ensures that we have selected the proper individual settings for your treatment.
Once the test is successful, we direct a laser beam into the treatment area, immediately and permanently destroying the ability of treated hair follicles to grow hair. Hair follicles that happen to be in a dormant phase at the time of the treatment are unaffected. After your treatment, you may be given an anti-inflammatory topical or ice compresses to ensure your comfort.
If you would like to undergo a laser hair removal procedure, please call or contact us today to schedule your appointment.