Laser Hair Removal. Breaking It Down!
Unwanted hair can be a nuisance in many areas of the body, including the face, arms, back, and legs. While there are various ways to get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal is popular due to its effectiveness and convenience. In this blog post, we’ll discuss all you need to know about laser hair removal.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is an effective way of removing unwanted body hair and is growing in popularity due to its efficiency and long-lasting results. The process works by using lasers that emit light energy, which targets the melanin or pigment in the hair follicle during the anagen phase of hair growth. This light energy is absorbed into the targeted area and converted into heat which then destroys the root of the follicle. The laser ONLY targets hair in the anagen phase. Hair can be in any of three phases at one time. This is the reason that multiple sessions are required. It is important to note that some hairs will not be in the anagen phase for up to 7 years! Thus, many times, while most of the hair is permanently removed, there is a need for touch-ups as the years pass as these hairs grow and need to be targeted in the anagen phase.
What is the Process?
The process begins with a consultation between you and your Skinlogic provider. Medical history, consent and the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Questionnaire will be completed. The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Questionnaire determines skin type ranging from I and VI. This is especially important to guide laser parameters in order to safely treat clients of all skin types.
We use the Clarity II at Skinlogic. It is unique in that it is effective on ALL skin types with the ability to switch modes from Alexandrite to Nd:Yag. The heat of the laser is buffered by a cool burst of cryogen, making it much less painful than most machines. Depending on the area being treated, it can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Each session is separated by 6 weeks. The average number of sessions required is 6, however this varies based on targeted area and Fitzpatrick Type.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The main benefit of laser hair removal is that it eliminates most of your unwanted body hairs permanently by destroying their roots. This is especially helpful for those affected by in-grown hairs from shaving or waxing. In addition, it is just one less thing you have to think about for a vacation or just brining your kids to the pool. We have enough things to think about – make this one less of them!
Overall, laser hair removal offers numerous advantages compared to traditional methods like waxing or tweezing. Not only does it provide more effective results, but also fewer sessions are needed overall when compared to other methods, making it more cost-effective in the long run too! With all these benefits combined, it’s no wonder why people are turning towards laser treatments more and more these days when looking for efficient solutions for getting rid of unwanted body hair.
If you think this could be a good option for you, then contact us today to book your consultation and start your journey towards smoother, hair-free skin at Skinlogic. We are the leading providers of Severna Park laser hair removal and have the most advanced technology in the market today.