For many people with an abundance of body hair, laser hair removal is a hot and exciting hair zapping trend. It is fast, convenient, and easy to do. In as little as 15 minutes the face and body can be hair free and stay that way for a long time. Many have traded the tedious and lengthy hair removal methods such as waxing tweezing, for advanced laser hair removal.
How does laser hair removal work
The laser emits a beam of concentrated light which targets the pigment at the base of the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the heat energy and this eventually damages the root of the hair follicle, and prevents future hair growth.
Since laser hair removal is only effective on hair when it in the active or anagen phase, it will take several treatments to achieve significant hair reduction. It typically takes about 6-8 treatments to achieve hair free skin. These are usually spaced about 6 weeks apart.
- Long Term or permanent hair removal is possible with laser hair removal, so it is the ideal option if you want to groom your skin for the long summer months.
- The procedure precisely targets the hair follicle and does not damage the surrounding skin.
- Laser hair removal is not a painful procedure but most patients report feeling a gentle pinch, or a snapping feeling, as the laser passes over the skin.
- There is no downtime, so patients can return to work immediately, or resume other activities.
If you want smoother, hair-free skin then you can consider laser hair removal treatment. At the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center they use True lasers for hair removal. These lasers are safe, fast, and very effective. There are very few risks associated with laser hair removal.