Laser hair removal is a process to remove unwanted hair with a concentrated beam of light. During the procedure, a light is emitted by the laser and absorbed into the pigment of the hair. The heat from the light energy causes damage to the hair follicles responsible for producing the hair. The resulting damage delays or inhibits the future growth of hair. This process can delay hair from regrowing for a long time, but it may not permanently remove the hair. Initial hair removal requires multiple treatment sessions, with maintenance treatments typically necessary.
In short, laser hair removal reduces unwanted hair. Some of the most commonly treated areas are the armpits, legs, bikini line, chin and upper lip. Unwanted hair can be effectively treated in nearly any area except the eyelid. The success of the procedure is influenced by a number of factors.
In most cases, a series of treatment sessions is necessary. The time between the treatments is dependent on the target area. If the treated area is the upper lip, the hair grows faster. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
The Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Special goggles can be worn during the treatment to protect your eyes. A laser is then pressed against your skin. Once the laser has been activated, the laser beam reaches the hair follicles by passing through your skin. The hair follicles are damaged from the intense heat, inhibiting the hair growth.
In general, only a few minutes or so are necessary for the treatment of a small area. A large area will require more time. The hair will not immediately fall out, but i the days and weeks that follow your treatments, you should notice gradual hair reduction. Since the growth of hair happens in a cycle, additional laser hair removal treatments will most likely be necessary. The procedure is the most effective during the stage of new hair growth. The actual results are often hard to predict. Some people find the procedure has lasted for several months. Others have stated the treatment lasted for years.
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If you are interested in laser hair removal in order to target your unwanted hair, schedule your consultation with our team at Amachi MedSpa, located in Marietta, GA. We can help you determine if laser hair removal is right for you and can also give you more details about products like Environ, Obagi, and Circadia. Contact us today to book your appointment!