There is a very good reason that laser hair removal has risen in popularity to become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments. It is the safest and most effective technique available to permanently remove unwanted hair. If you are sick of needing to remove unwanted hair over and over, you should consider this convenient treatment.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
The treatment removes unwanted hair through the process of laser energy transmission into hair follicles. The hair pigment found in the follicles will absorb this energy, and the heat will destroy the hair and root around it to prevent future hair growth.
This technique has been used safely for over two decades. Treatments are fast and easy. The amazing precision of today’s lasers gives us the ability to selectively target individual hair follicles, but surrounding skin does not absorb the laser energy.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Do you ever wonder how laser hair removal works to remove hair? The procedure utilizes light wavelengths to destroy what is known as melanin. This substance is found in hair follicles and gives your hair its color. Lasers are able to destroy hair and not affect surrounding skin tissue because the hair will absorb all of the transmitted energy. Light-colored hair has less melanin for laser targeting, but if your hair is light in color, you may still be able to be treated. This can be determined at your initial consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
A large majority of individuals will qualify for this treatment. It works on both men and women of all skin types and ethnicities. Since lasers are attracted to hair pigment, those with very light-colored hair may not be treatable in some cases. Ultimately, we can determine if you would make a good candidate for the procedure at your consultation.
The most popular places that laser hair removal is used for are the underarms, bikini area, legs, chin, upper lip, back, buttocks, abdomen, neck, thighs, chest, and arms.
How Many Treatments will I Need?
Patients typically require around seven treatments that are spaced out a couple of months apart. Since individual hairs grow in cycles, multiple sessions are needed to catch each and every hair follicle in a growth phase.
To schedule your laser hair removal consultation, or if you would like to receive more information about this treatment, please reach out to the educated staff at Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center. We are conveniently located in Fort Worth. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!