Understanding Laser Hair Removal
Laser assisted hair removal is the latest, most effective method of removing unwanted body hair. If you’re becoming tired of the usual methods of waxing, shaving or plucking and you want a long-term solution, laser hair removal may be the right choice. Today’s high tech laser systems are safe and effective for all skin types. You can choose to have hair removed from your bikini line, arms, legs, back and face in a quick and comfortable outpatient procedure.
We utilize LIGHTSHEER, the FDA approved diode laser for permanent hair reduction in men and women. This state-of-the art laser is designed to remove unwanted hair faster and more reliably than electrolysis.
How does laser hair removal work?
The Lightsheer Laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the Lightsheer laser is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second to vaporize the pigment, disabling several follicles at a time to impede the regrowth of hair.
To achieve long-term results, a series of treatments is necessary. This is due to sporadic nature of hair growth; some hairs will be actively growing during your treatment, and some will be dormant. Several treatments ensure the removal all growth.
Three phases of hair growth:
Only the anagen phase is treated by lasers. Therefore, anywhere from 4 to 6 treatments are typically needed to adequately treat one area. This will vary from individual as well as the particular body area.
Is laser hair removal really permanent?
Many surgeons are advertising permanent hair removal with the use of a laser. Lasers do offer the ability to permanently remove body hair, but there are some important facts to know.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is not painful. Some have compared it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. In rare cases where a patient has a low tolerance for pain, mild analgesics are used.
For safety and the best results, make sure you choose a physician with training in laser physics, and adequate knowledge of the skin, hair and underlying tissues. Dr. Mandell-Brown and his supporting staff are the most qualified laser hair removal practitioners in the greater Cincinnati area. Contact us for a consultation, and get ready to say goodbye to that unwanted body hair!