Laser hair removal involves the use of an intense beam of light to remove unwanted hair from the body. It is an effective alternative to traditional shaving and waxing – with no ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
The laser targets the darkness of the melanin pigment in the hair follicle. Since melanin is only produced in the growth phase of the hair, the laser must target the hair follicle during this cycle. At any given time, 10-20% of the hair in a particular area may be in a growth phase. Therefore, more than one treatment needs to be scheduled, preferably at 4-6 week intervals. With multiple treatments, all hair follicles can be disabled.
The laser is most effective on dark, coarse hair, and it is an excellent treatment for ingrown hairs. Dr. Wise, along with our technicians, will assess your areas of concern and help you enjoy optimal results.
Laser hair removal is effective on almost any part of the body where you have unwanted hair. Imagine the smooth, hair-free skin you’ve always wanted – and make it a reality with laser hair removal. Contact us to learn more.
Laser Hair Removal treatment involves the passing of a laser light beam over your skin that has unwanted hair. This beam of light targets the hair follicles, where hair begins. The follicle is effectively destroyed, preventing the growth of more hair.
Laser treatment impairs the growth of hair follicles when they are in the growth (or anagen) cycle at the time of treatment. Not all hair follicles are at this stage at the same time. Therefore, for effective permanent hair removal, most people require approximately four to eight treatments to achieve the desired results. The number of sessions also depends on the condition of your skin.
No matter what your skin or hair type, laser hair removal can help you achieve the smooth, radiant look you desire. The treatment is generally not painful and is well tolerated. We use topical anesthetic cream for more sensitive areas to make your experience a pleasant one.