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How many laser hair removal treatments are needed for optimal results?

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed for optimal results?

Have you decided to undergo laser hair removal? Obviously you’re excited to get started, but you are probably interested in finding out how many treatments are needed for optimal results. It’s a good idea to know this ahead of time, so that you can schedule treatment accordingly.

What is laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a procedure in which a concentrated beam of light is used to eliminate unwanted hair. The laser light is focused on the hair follicle, and targets the melanin (pigment) at the base. The light is converted into heat and is absorbed by the hair, and this disables the hair follicle.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments are needed for optimal results?
There is no magic number of treatments for achieving optimal results with laser hair removal, but multiple sessions are needed. However, most patients need an average of 5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments required may vary from the average depending the patient’s skin type, and the thickness of their hair.

The hair’s natural growth cycle is also a factor as hair grows in three phases, and the laser energy can only treat hair when it is in the growth cycle. After this hair is treated and shed, the hair in the other phases catagen (transition), and telogen (resting) will then move into the growth cycle and be targeted during later sessions.

The laser technology used also influences the number of treatments needed, as some lasers are more efficient than others (click here to learn more).

Ready to try laser hair removal? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Chicago IL area, Skin Care Center is our featured practice. They also have locations in Glenview and Lake Forest IL.

You can reach them at www.skincarectr.com, or by calling 773.296.3636 for Chicago, 847.901.0252 for Glenview, or 847.234.6121 for the Lake Forest location.

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How Many Treatments Are Necessary for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has quickly become the top treatment for getting rid of unwanted hair, because it’s convenient, and provides long-lasting results. One of the most frequently asked questions about the procedure is – How many treatments are necessary for laser hair removal.

How laser hair removal works
Hair removal lasers emit a specific wavelength of light that targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the light, and this disables the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth.

How many treatments are necessary for laser hair removal?
Although laser hair removal is fast and efficient, it doesn’t work overnight. So if you’re thinking about having the procedure done, be prepared to commit to a course of several treatments.

Most patients need about 6 laser hair removal treatments to achieve optimal hair reduction.Since hair grows in cycles, several sessions are needed to affect the hair in a specific area. Depending on the size of the area being treated, a single session can take 20-30 minutes. Sessions are usually spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.

To get the best results with laser hair removal it’s important that the right laser is used for your skin type, so be sure to visit a medical professional with the necessary experience and knowledge of the laser systems available. The ideal laser system should be efficient, gentle, and safe for all skin types.

Are you ready to get rid of unwanted hair that has bothered you for a long time? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology in Irvine is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.totaldermatology.com, or by calling 949.727.3800.

Do laser hair removal treatments hurt

How does laser hair removal work?

Nowadays, women and men alike are turning to laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair, because they’re tired of alternatives such as waxing and shaving. However, they’re often not sure what’s involved in the procedure and are anxious to find out – How does laser hair removal work.

Laser hair removal is a comfortable, convenient procedure that uses a laser light beam to destroy hair at its root, resulting in permanent hair reduction. Common areas treated on women include the armpits, legs, bikini area, and upper lip. Men often have laser hair removal done on the face, chest, and back.

How does laser hair removal work
A concentrated beam of laser light is aimed at the hair follicle, and targets the melanin or dark pigment that is located at the base of the follicle. The pigment in the hair absorbs the light which damages the follicle, and retards future hair growth.

Patients may feel a stinging or tingling sensation during treatment, but laser hair removal is not generally painful. The treated hair starts to shed a few days after treatment.

Several hair removal treatments will be needed to achieve the desired hair reduction because hair grows in cycles, and laser light only works on the hair follicle when it’s in the active growth phase.

Earlier hair removal machines achieved optimal results only on individuals with fair skin and dark hair. However, there are now advanced devices like the Soprano ICE by Alma Lasers that are effective on all skin tones and hair types (learn more).

Are you interested in laser hair removal? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater southeast Wisconsin area, Wisconsin Vein Center & MediSpa, Pewaukee, WI is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.wimedispa.com, or by calling (262) 746-9088.

 

Do laser hair removal treatments hurt

Do laser hair removal treatments hurt?

Would you like your skin to be hairless and refreshed without having to shave, wax, or tweeze your hair away? If you answered yes, then laser hair removal may be the procedure for you. Lasers smooth your skin quickly, and also provide long lasting results. But you’re probably wondering – Do laser hair removal treatments hurt?

Let’s start out by taking a look at what laser hair removal treatments are really like.

Laser hair removal treatment
There are various laser technologies now being used for laser hair removal, and they all work in a similar manner. The laser delivers concentrated beams of light to the hair follicles, and the dark pigment within the follicles absorbs the light. The heat that’s produced eventually destroys the follicle.

Since laser hair removal is only effective at certain stages of the hair growth process, a series of treatments performed at specific intervals is desired for best results.

Do laser hair removal treatments hurt
There may be some discomfort with laser hair removal, but most patients find it quite manageable. If you have sensitive skin, its best to request numbing lotion to reduce discomfort during treatment. Some lasers have a cooling system that helps to make the procedure more comfortable.

The amount of discomfort you feel during laser hair removal is often dependent on the part of the body that’s being treated, as well as your skin tone. This is particularly important for people with darker skin tones, as not all lasers work well on dark skin.

If you are in the greater Atlanta metro area, contact Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, to learn more about laser hair removal.

Call today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online at www.skincancerspecialists.com/locations-appointment/.

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Is laser hair removal safe for you?

Since the advent of laser hair removal, many people have happily tossed out their razors, and are enjoying the convenience offered by laser technology. But despite the overwhelming popularity of the procedure, there is still some debate about whether or not laser hair removal is safe.

What is Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a procedure in which a laser device is used to get rid of unwanted hair. The laser gives off an intense beam of light that penetrates the skin, and targets the hair follicle. The heat pierces and damages the hair follicle, and as a result, hair won’t be able to grow from it in the future.

Is laser hair removal safe

There are now a wide range of lasers being used for laser hair removal. Many of them are fitted with cooling mechanisms that are specially designed to enhance patient comfort.  As a consequence of these advances, laser hair removal is a lot less painful than it was in the early days. There are also lasers that can be used safely on all skin types.

Although the technology used for hair removal is now fast and efficient, it must be operated correctly in order to get optimal results.  Patients are therefore advised to safeguard their safety by going to licensed medical professionals, when having  laser hair removal done. Complications are less likely when the laser equipment is handled by properly trained professionals.

If you are interested in finding out more about the safety of laser hair removal, consult with the professionals at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lanham, MD. Dr. Nia Banks would be happy to meet with you to discuss the procedure. Please call her at 301-880-7022, or go to http://www.drbanksplasticsurgery.com/contact/.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal that works for all skin types

Laser hair removal has made getting rid of unwanted hair less painful and more convenient. At the Serenity Med Spa in San Francisco CA, they use the Vectus laser hair removal system by Cynosure for laser hair removal. The laser is suitable for all skin types, and utilizes superior technology and advanced features, to ensure good results and comfortable treatment (click here).

Vectus Laser hair removal
The Vectus is a diode laser that removes hair quickly and efficiently, and is considered one of the most advanced hair removal lasers now on the market. The Vectus laser is recognized in the cosmetic skin care industry for its speed, safety, and comfort. It is also a popular option because it offers uniform, long lasting hair removal, and is very effective on fine, fair hair.

Benefits of Vectus

Speed – The laser features a large spot size that makes it possible to treat ample sections of unwanted hair quickly. Even large areas like the back can be treated in less than 20 minutes.

Safety – The laser comes with the Skintel Melanin Reader, which measures the exact amount of melanin or pigment in the skin. This allows physicians to customize settings according to each patient’s specific skin type, and goes a long way in enhancing comfort and preventing burns.

Comfort – The Vectus laser has Advanced Contact Cooling, which helps to protect the outer, epidermal layer of the skin during treatment.

At Serenity Med Spa Dr. Lisa Kang and Dr. David Kang bring many years of experience to providing laser hair removal for their clients. The Vectus hair removal laser system allows them to treat all skin types. They are happy to share the benefits of the Vectus laser (learn more) with clients from the Bay Area. Call them today at 415-718-9200 to set up a consultation.