Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted Facial Hair, Unwanted Body Hair, & Hair Removal Treatments
Remove unwanted hair with the most advanced FDA-approved laser technology for ALL skin types. Laser hair removal is safe, comfortable, and effective. Since different skin types respond better to certain lasers, Dermacare uses both a 1064nm Nd:Yag laser for darker skin types and and our Sciton BBL systems for lighter skin types.
How does it work?
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s growth.
Is it painful?
The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling or stinging sensation. Because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.
How long do the treatments take?
Treatment time can vary depending on the size of the area treated, and the particular technique used. Small areas such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour. Since the laser affects only those hairs in the growth stage, and not all hairs are in this stage at the same time, several treatments will be needed to effectively remove all hair from the area. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled 4-8 weeks apart. By this time you will probably begin to notice the re-growth of hairs that were previously in the resting stage.
How many treatments are required?
Results can vary based on an individual’s metabolism, hormone levels, hair quality and number of hair follicles. All can all affect the outcome. Moreover, normal hair goes through a growth cycle in three stages: the anagen, or growing phase; the telogen, or resting phase; and the catagen, or transitional phase. During the anagen phase, hair is susceptible to the laser’s energy, but during the telogen and catagen phases, it is resistant. At any one time, various percentages of body hair will be in each of these phases, making complete removal unlikely without multiple sessions. Typically five treatments are necessary to achieve the desired result.
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