One of the most annoying things on our bodies is unwanted hair. We don’t mind having a lot of hair on our head, but when it shows up on our arms, legs and bikini lines, we just want it to go away. The traditional methods of removing this hair are only temporary and can be highly painful. Laser hair removal eliminates the need to constantly try and tame your excessive body hair by killing the hair at the source.*
Dr. Rogers Center offers laser hair removal exclusively at our Redland Rd. location.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by eliminating the hair at the source: The hair follicle. Shaving only removes the surface hair, and waxing will remove the hair from the root, but the hair follicle is still producing hair. Laser hair removal uses concentrated light to heat the hair follicle and kill it. Once a hair follicle is dead, it no longer produces hair.*
Dead hair follicles aren’t repaired, nor are they replaced. The result of laser hair removal is the permanent loss of hair in the treated area.*
During your procedure, a member of our medical team will use a handheld device to go over the area you wish to have treated systematically. The light emitted from the device harmlessly passes through the skin cells and is absorbed into the hair follicle, killing it.*
What Areas Can be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?
Any place on your body that grows hair can be treated with laser hair removal. However, the most popular places are the areas of the body that have an overgrowth of hair, or where the hair isn’t desired.* The most common areas for treatment are:
- Bikini Line
As long as the follicle is growing hair, it can be killed with the laser’s light. Because not all follicles are “on” at the same time, the best results are seen after multiple treatments. However, once all treatments are completed, the results are permanent, and no further appointments are needed.*
How to Get the Most Out of Laser Hair Removal Treatment
There are a few steps you can take before your appointment to get the most out of your treatment. The most important thing you can do is refrain from waxing the treatment area. The laser works best when the follicle is active and able to absorb the light, waxing impedes this process and makes it harder for the laser to do its job. It’s also a good idea to stay out of the sun in the immediate weeks before your appointment. The darker your skin is, the more light from the laser is absorbed into the skin. Not only does this take away from the laser’s effectiveness, but it also heightens the chance of your skin being damaged.*
These pre-appointment tips, and the answer to any questions you may have about the procedure will be told to you during your initial consultation. Call our Redland office today and hear how laser hair removal can make your ugly body hair a thing of the past.
(*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.)