Unwanted hair in certain areas of the body can be removed in several different ways, but most individuals prefer a rather permanent solution. Wax treatments are messy and uncomfortable, and hair removal creams don’t get rid of the follicles, meaning that the hair will grow back. The follicle from which the hair strand develops must be purposely damaged, and that’s the power of laser hair removal.
The instruments used today are highly specialized to deliver a thin yet powerful laser beam directed at a very small point on or beneath the skin. However, these instruments can now be calibrated to deliver multiple beams of laser energy, and this makes for a rather quick treatment procedure.
Areas of Concern
Facial hair is something most women hate. Shaving it off means temporary smoothness to the skin surface, but the hair will of course grow back. Laser hair removal can address problems with unwanted hair on the upper lip, chin, and eyebrow area. If constant plucking of eyebrow hair is getting to be a painful ritual, consider laser treatment instead.
The treatment is equally effective for unwanted hair on the chest, arms, genital and pubic areas, and on the back and legs. Again, shaving must be repeated every several days, but laser hair removal can result in permanent hair loss in these areas.
How Does the Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?
The follicles that produce hair strands go through periodic phases. During the resting phase, the follicle is lighter in color and isn’t producing dead hair cells. When the follicle goes into the active phase, it gets darker in color and produces cells that pack together and then die. This becomes the hair strand. The strand may get longer for a period of time and then just stay at that length because the follicle is once again in a resting phase.
The laser targets only those follicles that are in an active phase. For this reason, a series of treatment sessions is required for optimal results. The laser is properly calibrated according to the skin tone and the follicle tone.
Are You Interested in Laser Hair Removal?
This treatment has seen significant advances over the past decade because of the effectiveness of the newer laser devices. To learn more about laser hair removal, set up a consultation at Nouveau MedSpa & Salon in Chubbuck. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started!