Lasers are the most precise, tissue selective medical instruments, and the best option for permanent removal of hair in these areas:
- Facial hair
How does laser hair removal work?
Our laser destroys the blood flow at the base of your hair follicle. When this blood flow is gone, the follicle and its active parts will shrivel and die.
All hair follicles go through periods of active growth and rest. A follicle in the active growth phase contains engorged blood flow and will be affected on your treatment day. A resting follicle has less blood supply and will not be affected by treatment. This is why you’ll often need several treatments to completely remove unwanted hair — some hairs will be in active growth phase or rest, depending on the day.
How is the laser at Women’s Health & Laser Aesthetic Center unique?
Our laser has many safety features. The wavelength of the laser allows precise targeting of the hair follicle blood supply. The depth of penetration goes to the very deepest follicle and people of all skin colors can be safely treated.
Our laser also has a computerized scanner. The entire hair growth area is scanned with a minimum of 13% overlap so that no follicle is missed and chances of side effects are minimized. Most other laser hair removal systems are done by free hand.
Treatments with our laser require no anesthetics and no down time with very low risk of side effects.
What will my skin look like after treatment?
In most people there is no sign that a treatment has been done.
How many treatments will I need?
The average person needs six treatments. How many treatments you will need will depend on your number of growth cycles and how hair-free you wish to be. Because a hair follicle can only be destroyed in an “active growth” cycle, your treatments will be timed to destroy the most hair follicles with each visit. Usually treatments will be spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart.