Unwanted body hair can be a struggle. Not only do you have the ongoing time commitment to shaving, waxing, bleaching, plucking or threading, but these procedures are only temporary and you will pay for them again and again. What’s worse, many at-home hair removal options create irritation and ingrown hairs that can lead to scars. If you want to get rid of body hair once and for all, laser hair removal may be a great solution for you.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Hair will not grow on a scar because the hair follicles in the skin have been destroyed. Laser works on the same principle, but on a much smaller scale. The laser is calibrated to target only the hair shafts with intense heat, all while leaving your skin unaffected. The hair shafts are heated, which affects the hair follicles. The affected follicles are then rendered unable to grow new hair.
The change to the hair follicles is microscopic and will not be seen or felt by yourself or anyone who touches your skin. Other skin elements, such as sweat glands or pigmentation, remain unaffected as well.
Understanding the Hair Growth Cycle
You will require multiple laser treatments to have all of the hair in a given area removed permanently. This is necessary because laser treatment only targets hair follicles that have a hair in them. Our hair grows in cycles, with some follicles being dormant while others are active.
By spacing out your treatments several weeks apart, all follicles can be treated and a completely smooth result will be achieved. The number of treatments will depend on your hair type and hair growth cycles.
The Laser Hair Removal Process
An individual treatment usually takes less than half an hour. The laser is applied to the treatment area in short bursts. The treatment itself involves only minimal discomfort. The sensation is often described as being flicked with a rubber band. After treatment, you are free to go about your normal routine.
Learn More About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a great option for the vast majority of people. If you have unwanted body hair and are ready to explore a permanent solution, laser hair removal may be a good option for you.
To learn more about this amazing treatment, schedule an appointment at Facial Aesthetic Concepts. Our offices are located in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. We’d be happy to assess your case and provide you with a professional opinion. Contact us today to book your consultation.