Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is perhaps the ideal way to remove unwanted hair. The procedure is relatively quick, causes little discomfort, and produces results unmatched by any other methods of hair removal. The results are cleaner, lasts longer and most people can return to work on the same day.
It is also more cost effective than other temporary hair removal that require many continuous treatments. Laser Hair removal usually takes an initial 4-6 treatment and permanently removes all unwanted hair.
Risks of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an outpatient procedure that can be performed comfortably without anesthesia. Depending on the size of the target area, a laser hair removal session can last from a few minutes to a few hours, and no downtime is required. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately.
Adverse effects are almost never seen with our practice, however they can include itching, mild inflammation and localized swelling. If these effects are seen at all, they resolve quickly, lasting no more than a day or two at most.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal uses and intense pulse of light to rapidly heat up an active hair follicle, vaporizing both the hair and the follicle. The rapid generation of high heat results in very localized and directed destruction of hair follicles, leaving surrounding tissues completely intact. This is why the treatment is rapid, clean and has little to no adverse effects.
For most individuals, 4-6 treatments will be required to permanently remove all hair, as the laser can only target hair follicles in its growth cycle. Some hair follicles may be dormant during the initial treatment, and will have be revisited when they enter into its growth cycle.
Advancements in Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal used to be the most effective for individuals with light skin and dark hair. However advancements in laser technology has made it equally effective on all skin types and hair color. Using different wavelengths of laser light and duration of light pulses, the desired result can be achieved. The staff at Gentle Touch Aesthetics & Wellness are experienced to perform laser hair removal quickly and efficiently.
Gentle Touch Aesthetics & Wellness is pleased to offer the latest advancements in laser hair removal that is effective and affordable with skilled practitioners. As skilled primary care physicians, they are able to perform the procedure safely and efficiently; bringing their medical knowledge and technical skill to give you the best care possible.