Are you sick and tired of needing to constantly pluck, shave, or wax unwanted hair? Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment that many men and women have used to remove unwanted body hair. In fact, the treatment has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed within the United States.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that helps to remove and prevent the growth of unwanted body hair. It works through the use of a laser beam that transmits highly focused light energy into hair follicles. The hair follicles absorb this laser energy and are destroyed by it, preventing the growth of hair from each treated hair follicle.
Cosmetic lasers have been used to remove unwanted hair for over two decades. The treatment is fast and easy, allowing optimization for the transmitted thermal energy. The precision of the treatment allows us to target only unwanted hair follicles; skin tissue adjacent to the treatment area will not be affected.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The unmatched precision of this treatment allows us to target selective hairs. Dark, coarse hairs are typically targeted for removal, while neighboring skin is left intact. Laser hair removal treatments are also extremely fast. Each laser pulse lasts only a tiny fraction of a second and is able to effectively treat numerous hairs simultaneously. Every second, a treatment area the size of a quarter can be targeted. Small treatment areas can also be effectively treated in under a minute.
How do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
If your appointment date is approaching, refrain from waxing, plucking, or electrolysis. This is because the laser will be targeting the roots of your hair. If the laser finds no hair there, it will be unable to operate as effectively as it could.
Refrain from exposing yourself to sunlight prior to and following your laser hair removal treatment. Sun exposure renders the treatment less effective and can make post-treatment complications more likely. Prior to your appointment, hair in the treatment area will be trimmed. We then adjust the laser according to your hair thickness, location, and color.