If the abundance of hair on your body is a problem for you, and you’re tired of short-term hair removal methods, it may be time to consider laser hair removal. Laser treatment has become the preferred choice for hair removal because its’s fast, convenient, and long-lasting, but how does laser hair removal work.
Laser hair removal can be used to get rid of hair on various parts of the body. Common treatment areas for women include the underarms, legs, and bikini area, while the face, chest, and back are popular areas for men.
How laser hair removal works
The laser emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the melanin in the hair follicle. Melanin is the pigment that is responsible for giving hair color. The melanin absorbs the laser energy, and converts it into heat, resulting in an increase in temperature within the follicle. The temperature rise destroys the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth.
Individuals considering laser hair removal should be aware that hair grows in cycles, and the laser energy can only treat hair when it is in the growth phase. It will therefore take several laser sessions to achieve permanent hair reduction. It typically requires 6-8 treatments to achieve optimal clearance (learn more).
In addition, some discomfort is expected with laser hair removal treatment,the feeling is often compared to that of a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
Laser hair removal can get rid of hair for several months or years, it all depends on the technology used.
Are you ready to clear your skin of unwanted hair? Search our directory to find a practice in your area that performs laser hair removal.
If you are in the greater Atlanta metro area, Skin Cancer Specialists P. C. and Aesthetic Center, is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.skincancerspecialists.com.