How It Works
Laser Hair Removal is the new high tech, modern method of permanently removing unwanted hair on areas such as the face, upper lip, neck, chest, breasts, underarms, back, abdomen, bikini line and legs. Laser hair removal works by using a specialized laser to heat up the hair follicles enough to destroy them, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
We have a multiple laser technologies on hand. This allows us to perform laser hair removal on your specific hair color and skin type. Because lasers can only destroy hair follicles while they are in the growth phase, a series of hair removal treatments over a few months are normally required to achieve the desired results. Call us for a free consultation and we will assess your individual case, formulating a laser hair removal treatment plan that is best for you.
Laser Hair Removal is effective on all skin types, including dark skinned people of all ethnic origins. Side effects are very rare, and if your skin type is susceptible to sensitivity or irritation we will provide you with after care instructions to minimize any discomfort. Most patients can go right back to work after laser hair removal with no after effects, even after treating large areas.
With laser hair removal, the energy of the laser light is used to specifically hinder hair growth. In this respect the laser penetrates the upper layers of skin and transfers its energy to the hair--the energy is absorbed by the pigment melanin in the hair. The absorbed light energy is converted into heat and emitted. The entire follicle area is damaged by the heat, with necrosis of the hair follicle taking place at a temperature of around 60°C. The cooling in the laser system prevents the epidermis suffering coincident heat damage. After the treatment there may be some slight reddening of the skin, but this disappears of its own accord after a short period.
For the optimum and sustained removal of hair with the aid of a laser a number of individual treatments are generally necessary (as a rule 6 – 10 treatments). In addition to the factors mentioned above (skin and hair color, hair thickness and depth), there is a further reason for the necessity for more than one treatment: Hairs constantly undergo various growth cycles. Only hairs in the growth phase may be removed on a sustained basis with the aid of lasers.