Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment method for the permanent removal of unwanted hair. If you are tired of the tedious need to wax, shave, or pluck undesirable hair, this treatment may be what you are looking for. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular types of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States and uses highly focused light energy that is transmitted into hair follicles to prevent the growth of unwanted hair. The treatment has been available for over two decades, during which time technology has advanced quite a lot. It is fast and it is safe. Each laser pulse is fine-tuned to prevent skin absorption. Since hair grows in cycles, several treatments may be necessary to ensure permanent removal of hair.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
Cosmetic lasers are helpful for removing unwanted hair found on the face, arm, leg, bikini line, underarm, and other areas. Its amazing precision allows for the selective targeting of hair follicles and leaves nearby skin tissue intact. In addition to its incredible precision, this treatment is fast. Each laser pulse will only take a tiny fraction of a second to be transmitted and affect multiple hairs. Depending on the size of the treatment area, your session may take anywhere between 60-90 minutes.
How It Works
The reason that laser hair removal is so effective is the way that it works by using light wavelengths to destroy melanin, a substance that gives hair its color. The melanin absorbs this light energy, which destroys the hair follicle, preventing the growth of unwanted hair in this area. Since all of the laser energy is absorbed by the hair shaft, surrounding skin tissue is not affected.
Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
The vast majority of individuals would make fine candidates for this treatment. We routinely treat both men and women. The most common treatment areas are the legs, underarms, bikini area, chin, upper lip, buttocks, back, abdomen, neck, and chest.
Permanent Hair Removal
Patients typically require between three to seven laser treatments spaced some time apart. Since individual hairs grow in cycles, we must catch hair when it is in its growth phase. Hair that is in a resting phase cannot be targeted by the laser. Facial hair normally has a shorter treatment cycle, so more frequent treatments are required for the permanent removal of hair in this area.
To Learn More
If you would like more information about how laser hair removal can benefit you, we encourage you to visit Open Door Med Spa. We are conveniently located in Mansfield, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!