Laser Hair Removal – Is it Safe?


Understanding Hair Removal

Not to long ago the primary methods for removing unwanted hair included plucking, shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories. Some of these are painful, some are totally messy and all of them are temporary. There is now an added danger of getting a staph infection from shaving. Women especially have been prone to contracting Staph A or MRSA from accidentally nicking themselves during shaving. For long-term hair removal, electrolysis was popular and effective, however it is a time consuming procedure. It can be painful and is useful only in removing hair in small areas such as the chin. During electrolysis, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy each individual hair root. It typically takes months and numerous returning visits to clear even small areas like the upper lip. Laser hair removal is much quicker and a more effective solution. The safest and most effective laser hair removal uses a diode laser. It is a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than other methods.

Diode lasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact parameters needed to disable the hair follicle. Unlike painful hair-by-hair treatments such as electrolysis, 613 blonde wig laser technology uses a wide light beam that treats a larger area more comfortably, providing longer lasting results than waxing, depilatory creams and other temporary methods.

Laser Hair Removal is at the forefront of providing long lasting results and relief for those with excess, hormonal or unwanted hair and now, the new technology available enables us to treat both men and women regardless of hair color and skin type.

Laser Hair Removal is now the #1 non-invasive aesthetics treatment available today. While there are many methods to eliminate unwanted hair, very few can eliminate hair regrowth while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Lasers and light sources use the principle of selective photothermolysis to eliminate hair and its regrowth without harming the surrounding skin. During a laser hair removal treatment light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This light absorption raises the temperature of the hair follicle and thermally destroys the cells responsible for regrowth.

Key advantages for patients

 

  • Comfortable treatment with little to no irritation
  • Effective permanent reduction of hair
  • Little to no chance of side effects

There is a better solution than plucking, shaving, creams or electrolysis for removing unwanted hair!

 

You may be surprised to learn that virtually your entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine & very pale, it usually is not visible to the naked eye. But when darker, coarser hair appears in places which make you feel uncomfortable – like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, legs or underarms in women or on the shoulders, chest & back in men, it may be time to consider hair removal with a diode laser.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? A diode laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the diode laser is easily absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the hair removal procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle´s ability to re-grow. The process treats multiple hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore the laser hair removal process is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body (back, chest, and legs) quickly and effectively.

A comforting part of the procedure is the cooling of the skin. A special contact cooling hand piece allows your physician to treat even the most sensitive skin, including ethnic & tanned skin. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during & after each laser pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.

 


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