Target Unwanted Body Hair with Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal uses a laser or concentrated beam of light to eliminate unwanted hair. This medical procedure emits a light that the pigment in the hair absorbs. This light is converted into heat and damages the hair follicles producing the hair. This helps inhibit hair growth in the future. This process effectively delays the regrowth of hair for a long period of time but is not always permanent. The initial treatment does require multiple sessions. The improvements in laser technology have made this procedure an option for individuals with various skin tones.

The Specifics of Laser Hair Removal

The most common areas for laser hair removal include the armpits, legs, chin, upper lip and bikini line. Unwanted hair can be treated in almost any area of the body. The basic principle is the light should be absorbed by the pigment of the hair as opposed to the pigment of the skin. This ensures the damage is to the hair follicle and not the skin.

Most people require a series of treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. This number is often increased if the area being treated grows hair quickly such as the upper lip. Areas with slow-growing hair such as the back may require fewer treatments.

The Procedure

During the laser hair removal treatment, carefully controlled laser energy is used by trained professionals. Once the laser has been activated, the beam goes through the skin until it reaches the hair follicles. The heat inhibits hair growth by damaging the hair follicles.

The Results

The hair will not immediately go away. This process requires anywhere from days to a few weeks. The laser treatment is the most effective when the hair follicles are in a new growth stage. The length of time the procedure lasts is dependent on the individual. If and when the hair grows back, the color is usually lighter and the texture is finer.

Contact Our Team

Reach out to Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton to get all the facts about laser hair removal. Contact us todayto book a consultation!

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