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Laser Hair Removal

 

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is FDA approved hair reducer. Laser hair removal reduces hair from 75 to 90%. Not all hairs will be destroyed in the process. Many factors can contribute to the growth of excess hair on a person’s body: heredity, normal physiological changes, malfunctions of the endocrine system, medication, topical influences and stress.

 

What color hairs are effected?

The laser may not see red hairs, white hairs and blonde hairs. Test spots are vital for an individual with light hair.

 

Can I only do a single treatment?

Do not expect to be hair free after 1 treatment. Laser hair removal can take anywhere from 6-20 treatments or even more depending on the area being treated.

 

Is it painful?

Laser hair removal is not a painless treatment. Many people describe it as a rubber band snap to the skin.

 

Why doesn’t one treatment work?

Every hair goes through three cycles of growth, Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. The hair you can see is either in its active anagen growth cycle (still attached to the hair follicle) or in its inactive catagen phase (already separated from the follicle). The laser removes the active and inactive phases by passing through the skin and absorbing the melanin in the hair follicle.

 

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser finds melanin, suntans, water, oxyhemoglobin, ink and pigment in the hair follicle and destroys the hair bulb which contains the cells that regenerate hair.

 

What type of laser do you use?

We use an Alexandrite laser which targets the melanin in the skin. The wavelength of light in the infrared spectrum is 755 nanometers.

 

Electrolysis

 

What is Electrolysis?

Electrolysis is FDA approved permanent hair removal method, but it takes a series of treatments to achieve permanency. However, hair can grow back later in life due to normal physiological changes, malfunctions of the endocrine system, medication, topical influences and stress.

 

How long does the hair need to be?

Please allow 3-5 days of hair growth. Having 3 days of hair growth will help your electrolysis locate the hair’s root.

 

Will it work for me?

Electrolysis treats all skin types and works on all hair colors.

 

How does it work?

The electrologist inserts a very fine, sterile probe targeting one hair follicle at a time. A very slight amount of electrical current is applied through this probe, which destroys the hair root, ending further growth. The goal is to cauterize the dermal papilla by destroying the blood supplying and stop hair growth.

 

When is the best time for electrolysis?

Hair growth has 3 phases, Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. It is best to treat the hair when it’s in the Angeon phase. This is when the hair is visible and actively growing with blood supply attached.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Do not expect t be hair free after one treatment. Electrolysis treatment programs are tailored to the patient’s needs. Many factors determine the number and length of treatments required. Some of these may include the condition of the skin to be treated, the sensitivity of the skin, the number of follicles involved and even past methods of hair removal can impact treatment.