Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser or IPL Intense Pulsed Light) to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and the bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area. Skin with tattoos should not be treated either.
Why should one do this treatment?
Anyone who would like to removal unwanted hair.
What are the benefits of this treatment?
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed. Each pulse of the laser/ Light takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
What all is included in this treatment?
During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.
Although laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for long periods, it usually doesn’t result in permanent hair removal. Multiple laser hair removal treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments might be needed as well. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair, but it can be successfully used on all skin types.
Frequently asked questions about Laser Hair Removal Treatment
1. How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal prevents hair growth by destroying the hair follicle root. Practitioners treat the desired area with flashes of light distributed over the skin that target the melanin in the hair follicle. The melanin found in the hair follicle absorbs the light emitted from the laser and the energy heats and damages the follicle. By heating and damaging the follicle, the laser energy successfully stunts the cells that stimulate hair regrowth.
2. Is laser hair removal painful?
No, if your practitioner is using modern technology, laser hair removal is not painful. Many older hair removal systems use antiquated methods that perpetuate the myth that laser hair removal is painful, but these devices often lead to painful, uncomfortable, lengthy patient experiences. Many older hair removal lasers appear to use “suction” techniques that are incredibly uncomfortable and slow. These more modern hair removal lasers generally include 360-degree contact-cooling built into the handpiece to increase patient comfort.
3. How long does a laser hair removal procedure take/what can I expect during a treatment?
Depending on the technology used, a laser hair removal treatment is surprisingly fast. Hair removal treatments are so fast that practitioners can generally treat a man’s entire back in under 5 minutes! Practitioners can deliver exponentially faster treatments thanks to larger laser spot sizes found in new handpieces that can handle larger areas of skin. With more efficient technology introduced into the marketplace, many patients will even schedule their laser hair removal treatment during their lunch break and still have time to go about their day.
A typical laser hair removal treatment performed with new technology is relatively simple. Before arriving at your first appointment, shave the area you’re treating with laser hair removal. During your treatment, the practitioner first cleans the area with an alcohol swab to prep the skin. Then, they apply aloe vera gel (or something similar) to the area to allow for smooth laser-skin contact. Patients may feel a warm sensation during treatment. After a few quick laser passes, the practitioner will wipe away any excess aloe vera gel. Bandaging is not required. Please note, each patient’s treatment experience will vary depending on the laser and facility.
4. Is laser hair removal safe for darker skin tones?
Yes, laser hair removal is safe for all skin tones, but be wary of the laser your practitioner is using.
5. How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Most laser hair removal patients will need 6-10 treatments to achieve their desired results. Patients should schedule each laser treatment 3-4 weeks apart to target hair follicles during the hair cycle’s growth stage. It’s important to note that patients with lighter colored hair may need more treatments than patients with darker hair to achieve long-lasting hair reduction. Patients will see hair reduction/removal results at different rates depending on their combination of skin type and hair color. If using recent laser hair removal technology, every patient will be able to achieve their desired hair removal goals.
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