Some women are operating under the mistaken belief that they will be forever condemned to a tedious life of constantly having to wax, pluck, or shave to remove unwanted hair. A growing number of women and men are discovering for themselves what laser hair removal can do to free up their valuable time by removing or reducing unwanted hair.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
This procedure utilizes a cosmetic laser to focus thermal energy that is absorbed by melanin, the pigment that gives your hair its color. This destroys the hair follicle and prevents it from producing a hair. The incredible precision and speed of the process allows us to target multiple hair follicles simultaneously, while leaving surrounding skin tissue intact. This means that you will require very little healing time and can resume your daily activities almost immediately after your hair removal session.
How Does It Work?
We direct a laser to heat hair follicles producing unwanted hair, destroying them permanently. If you have scheduled a hair removal procedure, you should refrain from waxing, plucking, and electrolysis in the weeks prior to your procedure. This is because the laser needs the presence of a hair to target and destroy hair follicles producing unwanted hair.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Patients typically need a series of hair removal sessions for the desired removal of unwanted hair. The reason for this is because of the way that individual hairs grow. Each individual hair actually grows in phases. During its resting phase, a hair follicle does not produce a growing hair, and the hair in this follicle will actually temporarily fall out. Since the laser needs the presence of a hair containing melanin pigment, it cannot affect a hair follicle in its resting phase. Multiple laser treatments ensure that we catch each individual hair when it happens to be in its growth phase and available for targeting and removal.
Would I Make a Good Candidate?
Most patients make excellent candidates for the treatment. However, it all depends on the unique case. That’s one of the reasons why a consultation is so important.
Please feel free to set up a consultation at Ciao Bella Medical Center and Spa, where you can ask more questions and learn if you would make a good candidate for a laser hair removal procedure. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Newnan!