Excess hair on the face and body is a problem that affects both men and women. Traditional hair removal methods such as tweezing, shaving, waxing and electrolysis, can be painful and time consuming, but thanks to laser technology, it is possible to say goodbye to unwanted hair faster and permanently.
About laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a safe, non-invasive approach to hair removal, and there are a variety of cosmetic lasers now available for this purpose. Lasers are commonly used to get rid of hair on the arms, legs, bikini area, face, and back. There are few complications with laser hair removal, and the downtime is minimal.
How laser hair removal works
The light from the laser penetrates the skin, and targets the melanin (dark pigmentation) in the hair follicle. The heat destroys the hair follicle, and this hinders its ability to produce new hair.
All the hair will not be removed at one time because hair growth is cyclical, and the laser can only destroy hair when it is in the active cycle. As a result, it usually takes 6 to 8 treatment sessions to achieve smooth, clear skin.The length of treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated. There is minimal pain during the treatment, and most patients report experiencing a slight ‘stinging’ sensation.
At Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN they utilize the Broadband laser for hair removal. The laser can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin.This type of laser is beneficial because it offers complete coverage, so you don’t have the problem of spots being missed. The procedure is quick and safe, and there are few side effects.
With laser technology you can say good bye to unwanted hair easily, and you don’t have to worry about it growing back.