Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and the bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area.
During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hair. This prevents future hair growth.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
1. Precision – Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
- Predictability – Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of 2-4 sessions.
3. Speed – Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
4. The Results Are Long-Lasting – Unlike the other traditional methods to remove hair such as waxing, sugaring, or shaving, where the hair grows back in days or in weeks. The hair that is effectively removed using a laser will usually not appear for a number of months and sometimes even years. For some people, the hair will be gone permanently too.
Frequently asked questions -
Rarely, a light scar can occur. If this happens, please call us and a doctor will instruct you.
Once the root of the hair is killed, it will take time to fall out. Results improve over a course of 2-4 sessions.
Accordion ContentThe cost varies widely, depending on factors like size of the area being treated and time required for treatment and also the number of treatments required