In this procedure, a highly concentrated light is beamed into the hair follicles. Once the pigments in the hair follicle absorb the light, it destroys the hair. The best thing about this treatment is that it selectively targets dark and coarse hair and doesn’t damage your skin or surrounding tissues at all. The settings of the laser hair removal machine can be adjusted to target large areas for hair removal such as the arms, back, chest, legs, or abdomen as well as smaller areas of the face and underarms.
Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal
Once the follicle is destroyed beyond repair, the hair removal process is permanent. These follicles will stop regenerating, and the hair will stop growing. In some cases, this may require multiple cycles of treatment in order to ensure that the regrowth cycle has been ended for all areas you are targeting.
Who Is Eligible?
Not everyone is an ideal suitor for laser hair removal. It works best for people with dark, coarse hair because the lasers target the pigmentation of the hairs. Laser hair removal is not recommended for individuals (or body parts) with blond or gray hair. Also, you may be excluded from laser hair removal if you are pregnant, have certain medical conditions, or are not old enough to have the procedure. Discuss your desire for laser hair removal treatment with Dr. Ubani in office and she will help you determine if you are a prime candidate for laser hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Feel?
People always want to know how much pain is involved in laser hair removal. There is some pain involved. The laser zap feels like a snap on your skin, however, the laser hair removal device does release bursts of cool air before and after a “zap” to calm your skin and diminish any discomfort.