Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair reduction is a cosmetic procedure that uses pulsed laser energy to remove unwanted hair from a targeted area, while leaving surrounding skin unharmed. Common areas on which laser hair removal is performed are the chin, upper lip, chest, underarms, back, bikini line and legs.

Although there are many temporary treatments, including tweezing, shaving, using depilatory creams and waxing, to remove unwanted hair, patients seeking more permanent and less irritating/painful methods are frequently good candidates for laser hair reduction. Through what is a safe and usually painless procedure, hair can be removed from nearly any area of the body.

Candidates for Laser Hair Reduction

Because the laser beams used to remove hair target its melanin (pigment), the best candidates have dark hair and light skin. Conversely, those with blond, red, gray or white hair and dark skin are usually not good candidates. It is best to book a complimentary consultation with one of our laser specialists to determine if you are a candidate.

Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed through the use of laser therapy. They include the following:

  • Hair is precisely targeted
  • Procedure is quick
  • Long-lasting, sometimes permanent results

Patients may experience minor discomfort, usually described as something like a rubber band's snapping against the skin.

Laser Hair Reduction Procedure

Ageless Skin and Lasers is proud to offer the Cynosure laser, the gold standard when it comes to laser hair removal. A handheld device that emits intense laser pulses is moved across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles.

Hair growth takes place cyclically, in three stages. The most effective laser hair removal takes place during the andogen (full-growth) stage, because the hair follicles in this stage are susceptible to laser energy. But, because all hair is not in the same stage of growth at any given time, several laser treatments, usually between four and six, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary. To some extent, the length of treatment depends on the texture of the patient's hair, and the location from which it is being removed.

Recovery from Laser Hair Removal

Some redness, soreness or swelling may occur immediately after laser hair removal, but they almost always disappear within a few days. Cold compresses or ice packs, moisturizers, and anti-inflammatory creams may minimize discomfort. Sun exposure should be avoided for two weeks.

Complications of Laser Hair Removal

The most common complication of laser hair removal is the regrowth of the unwanted hair. Frequently, however, the hair that regrows is finer and lighter than the hair that was removed. Usually, regrowth can be addressed with a few additional treatment sessions.

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