Learn More About Laser Hair Removal

There is no doubt about it. Removing unwanted hair is one of the most tedious activities that many women and men undergo on a regular basis. Fortunately, the constant need to shave, pluck, or wax to remove hair can become a thing of the past by undergoing a laser hair removal treatment.

Laser hair removal involves the use of a laser to target hair follicles for destruction and prevent them from growing hair ever again. We transmit laser energy into hair follicles, and this energy is absorbed by melanin, the pigment that gives your hair its color.

The treatment works on many different areas, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area. Only a few treatment sessions are needed for the permanent removal of unwanted hair in the treatment area.

Treatment Safety

Millions of people have safely undergone laser hair removal procedures, making it one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed within the United States. The incredible precision of today’s lasers gives us the ability to target individual hair follicles and leave nearby skin tissue unaffected. This also helps to greatly shorten your recovery.

Multiple Treatments for Permanent Hair Removal

Patients typically need around seven hair removal sessions for the permanent removal of unwanted hair in the treatment zone. This is because of the way that individual hair follicles grow. Each follicle cycles through different growth phases at different times. One hair follicle may be in a growth phase and available for treatment, while another is dormant and cannot be treated until entering a growth phase. Multiple sessions mean that we catch each and every hair follicle when it can be treated and destroyed.

Precautions

If you are preparing to undergo a laser hair removal procedure, be sure to limit your waxing, plucking, and electrolysis for six weeks before undergoing your treatment. The procedure will be targeting the roots of your hair that are temporarily removed with these techniques.

Your Treatment

Immediately prior to your laser hair removal treatment, hair in the treatment area will be shaved to just a few millimeters above your skin’s surface. We will carefully adjust the laser equipment according to the thickness, color, and location of hair in the treatment zone.

You may need to wear appropriate eye protection during your treatment. Your technician may transmit a test pulse of the laser. Laser energy will then be transmitted into hair follicles in the treatment area to prevent them from growing hair.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you would like to learn if you would make a good candidate for a laser hair removal procedure, get in touch with the team at Peak Medical Clinic in Eugene, OR, Medford, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, or Roseburg, OR. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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