Millions of people have undergone safe, convenient laser hair removal procedures to remove unwanted hair, and you could be one of them. If you are sick and tired of constantly needing to wax, shave, or pluck away unwanted hair, you should consider undergoing this procedure. However, before beginning, you will need some good information to get you started.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure involving the use of a laser to selectively target unwanted hair for destruction. After a series of quick and convenient treatments, you may no longer need to go through the tedious activity of removing hair in the treatment area.
How Does It Work?
We use a laser to direct thermal energy into the hair follicles, destroying them and preventing the growth of future unwanted hair. The part of your hair that absorbs the laser energy is known as melanin, the pigment that produces your hair color.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
A large majority of people make good candidates for laser hair removal procedures. However, it is not for everyone. Depending upon the type of laser used, those with certain colors or types of hair may not make suitable candidates since they have less melanin in their hair for accurate laser targeting. However, it all depends on the unique situation, and you won’t know for sure until you come in for a consultation.
What Should I Expect During a Treatment?
We may begin by shaving the hair in the treatment zone to a level right above the surface of your skin. The technician may deliver a pulse test of the laser. From there, the laser energy is transmitted into the hair follicles producing unwanted hair.
Why Do I Need Multiple Treatments?
You will require multiple treatment sessions for the desired level of removal of unwanted hair in the treatment area. This is because of the way that hair grows in certain phases at any one time. Hair follicles in a dormant phase have shed their hair until a growth phase begins. Since laser treatment requires the presence of a hair for accurate targeting, hair follicles in a dormant phase cannot be treated until they enter a growth phase.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are ready to say goodbye to unwanted hair, you should learn more information about laser hair removal at CrisWell Medical Spa in Woburn and Rowley. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!