Laser Hair Removal
Tired of shaving, plucking and waxing? Imagine that you won’t need to go through with them anymore. Instead of imagining make it a reality with Laser Hair Removal. This state of the art process involves selectively concentrating light energy in the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unchanged.
This comfortable procedure can be performed in as little as 15 to 30 minutes and you can return to regular activity immediately following. Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the face or body and is faster and easier than other methods of hair removal. A series of treatments are provided at 4-8 week intervals to achieve treatment goals.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser and light sources produce a bright beam of light that is preferentially absorbed by melanin (the pigment in hair) and causes damage to the hair shaft and follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. The dark terminal hair is either removed or replaced with a vellus (fine, light colored hair).
Who is a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The determination of skin type is made using the Fitzpatrick skin chart. All areas of the body can be treated. Laser hair removal is very popular with men as well as women.
What are the advantages of laser hair removal compared to other methods?
Whereas shaving, tweezing, depilatories and waxing are all temporary; laser hair removal offers a permanent method to remove unwanted hair. Side effects of waxing include the potential for allergic reactions, burns, ingrown hairs and scarring. Waxing can also be quite painful. Depilatories can cause skin irritation and burns and must be performed weekly. Plucking and tweezing are impractical for large areas, can be painful and may lead to pigmentation problems and scarring, especially in patients with darker skin.
How many laser treatments does it take?
Depending on the density of hair, hair color and hormonal factors, the number of treatments required varies from 4-8, spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the face and 6-8 weeks apart for the torso and legs. With each treatment there is a cumulative damage to the hair follicle and results in a progressive reduction in the number and diameter of regrowing hairs. In addition there are also several stages of hair growth and hairs in the active growth phase are more responsive to the laser.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
The FDA has cleared Lasers for permanent reduction of unwanted hair and the results are excellent. Though no one can guarantee complete and permanent removal of unwanted hair, we can assure you that laser hair removal is the most advanced and effective procedure today and patients are extremely content with the results.
The ideal candidate is a patient with light skin and coarse, dark hair but due to recent developments and the latest technology Renew Medspa can achieve great results in patients with darker skin as well. For these patients we utilize special equipment for their skin types.
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