If you diligently shave, pluck or wax your unwanted hair every day or every few days, and wish there were another solution, you are in luck. Laser hair removal may permanently reduce excess hair for months or years, and even if some hair grows back, it will be thin and pale. Laser hair removal is suitable for men and women and just about anywhere on the body. Women often have the hair on their legs, chin, upper lip, bikini line, eyebrows and underarms removed, and men often have their chest and back done. As long as the skin is unbroken and unblemished, the hair can likely be removed successfully.
The laser that is used for hair removal is a focused beam of light that is aimed at the pigment in the hair. The light turns to heat and goes to the root of the hair. The skin around the hair remains cool. The heat affects the follicle so that it cannot regrow hair. After the hair is removed, it will not grow back. Every hair on your body is currently in one of three growing stages. Laser hair removal only works during the growing stage. This is why you need to have multiple treatments to make sure as many hairs are treated as possible.
In the past, the patient needed to have light skin and dark hair for laser hair removal to be effective, but technology has advanced over the years. Today, any skin shade, including tanned skin, may have a successful treatment.
If you would like to say goodbye to excess body hair, laser hair removal may be your best option. You can have a consultation with our specialist to discuss the hair you would like to have removed. Small areas, such as the upper lip, chin and eyebrows, may be treated in as little as 15 minutes. Larger areas, such as the back, legs and chest, may take about an hour.
The laser requires the hair to have a follicle, so you should not pluck, wax or have electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. You may shave because this doesn’t affect the follicle.
At Forever Young Medpsa in Cooper City, we can help you get rid of your unwanted hair. Laser hair removal will permanently reduce excess hair and free you from constant attention to shaving, plucking and waxing. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how laser hair removal can benefit you.