Laser hair treatment is a semi-permanent hair reduction method that is suitable for most skin types. An alternative to waxing, shaving, and hair removal cream, semi-permanent laser hair removal is effective at targeting stubborn hairs while leaving surrounding skin unblemished. With few side effects, the treatment is suitable for men and women, as well as any area of the body. It can also be used on smaller areas such as the lip or chin. Common treatment areas are the face, arms, legs, and bikini area.
With our affordable prices, your laser hair reduction can achieve increased confidence in your silky-smooth skin, with the elimination of unwanted hair.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigmentation in the hair’s shaft with laser energy. This process generates heat that travels to the individual follicles and damages the hair growth mechanisms. Over time, the follicle is unable to maintain normal growth and the result is smooth, hair-free skin. Additionally, this process does not negatively affect the skin. Compared to alternatives like IPL laser hair removal, diode laser technologies are some of the most effective options on the market for laser hair removal.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Because laser hair removal targets pigmentation in the hair shaft, patients with fair skin and dark hair respond best to treatment. Hair that is very fine or light may not respond well. Additionally, patients who tan or have darker skin may need to explore other options. However, our team can recommend the right treatment technologies for you and your goals using our variety of laser platforms. Almost any area of the body can be treated except the eye area. Unwanted hair on your chin, sideburns, upper and lower lips, neck, chest, arms, legs, bikini line, and back can be reduced. It’s important not to pluck or wax the treatment area 6 weeks prior to treatment or during the course of treatment. You may, however, shave. It’s also important not to tan, since hyperpigmentation or scarring can occur.
What Happens During Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a quick and comfortable process. You’ll be supplied eye shields to prevent damage to your vision. Then, your laser technician will apply a topical numbing agent and a cooling gel to the area to prevent heat buildup. The specialized handpiece is applied to the treatment area. Intense pulses of laser energy will treat the area, after which you can return home.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The results will become visible after six sessions, which are spaced 6 weeks apart. Because of the nature of hair growth, most patients require multiple treatments at different stages for best results. It’s important to keep in mind that you may not see full removal of hair in your treatment area, but rather a reduction that can make at-home hair removal easier and less labor-intensive. You can return for touch-up treatments once you complete your initial package to maintain your results.
Schedule an Appointment
Laser hair removal is an effective way to reduce the time spent removing unwanted hair. To meet with our laser technicians and learn more, we invite you to contact Trillium Creek Dermatology by calling or filling out our online form.