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Laser Hair Removal

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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is quickly becoming one of the easiest and most convenient ways to remove unwanted hair for good.  It is the process by which unwanted facial and body hair is destroyed with concentrated beams of light, based on the principal of selective photothermolysis.  Since its inception in 1998, it has become increasingly popular; Laser Hair Removal is now available worldwide in clinics, doctor’s offices and medical spas.  This treatment can be used on virtually any part of the face or body for safe and effective permanent hair reduction.  The hair reduction effects of laser hair removal are much more long term than more traditional methods of hair removal such as shaving or waxing; with this treatment, patients get hair removal that lasts.

How Do Laser Treatments Work?


Laser Hair Removal works by utilizing concentrated beams of light in order to target the root of the hair in the hair follicle which lies underneath the outer layers of skin.  The laser is attracted to the pigment (color) found in the hair follicles.  When the laser passes through the outer layers of skin and into the hair follicles below, the heat that is used to effectively destroy the hair follicle is not transferred to the areas of the skin being treated.  Therefore, the treatment disables the actively growing hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin and underlying tissue.

Laser Hair Removal is most effective on coarse, dark hair on an individual with lighter skin tones, however; recently, technological advances have allowed laser hair removal to be performed on all skin tones including tanned skin.  Because laser is attracted to pigment or color however, those with blonde, gray, white and red hair will not see effective results because the laser will not ‘see’ the hair.

Laser Treatments


Laser Hair Removal treatments are generally performed by a doctor, nurse, or certified medical electrologist in an office, clinic or spa like setting.  The treatment of any area of unwanted body or facial hair generally takes at least six sessions in order to ensure all of the hair follicles are destroyed. All hair grows in multiple cycles but can only be effectively treated in the active growth cycle.  Because Laser Hair Removal treatment works best on actively growing hair follicles, it is necessary to have multiple treatments in order to ensure that all of the follicles are effectively disabled as each hair goes through its growth cycle.

After a series of Laser Hair Removal treatments, the treatment area will be virtually hair free, and will remain as such for an extended period of time.  Once a hair follicle is destroyed with the laser it will never grow back; however, we have millions of hair follicles on our bodies, many which are inactive, so we cannot guarantee that you will never see hair growth in the area again.  Most patients will experience 85 – 100 percent permanent hair reduction that lasts for years!  For unwanted hair removal that lasts, there’s no better treatment than Laser Hair Removal.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 15:50
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