What is Laser Hair Removal?

Removing unwanted hair is one of the most tedious activities that many women and men undergo on a regular basis. Fortunately, laser hair removal treatment can make the constant need to shave, pluck, or wax to remove hair a thing of the past.

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

What can be treated?

Millions of people have safely undergone laser hair removal procedures, making it one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed within the U.S. The incredible precision of the laser gives us the ability to target individual hair follicles, leaving nearby skin tissue unaffected and shortening your recovery. Only a few treatment sessions are needed for the permanent removal of unwanted hair.

The darker the hair, the easier it is for the laser to target the follicles. The treatment works on many different areas, including:

  • Face (including upper lip, cheeks, chin)
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Buttocks
  • Back of the neck
  • Legs & feet
  • Bikini area
  • Back & shoulders

How many treatments do I need?

Due to individual hair follicle growth, patients typically need around seven sessions. Each follicle cycles through different growth phases at different times. One hair follicle may be in a growth phase, while another is dormant and cannot be treated until entering a growth phase. Multiple sessions allow us to treat and destroy each and every hair follicle.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

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

Anything else I should know about the treatment?

Immediately prior to the procedure, we will shave the treatment area 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 the hair.

You may need to wear appropriate eye protection during your treatment. Your technician may transmit a test pulse of the laser. Laser energy is transmitted into the hair follicles to prevent future growth.

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