Laser technology offers long-term hair removal at the speed of light, scientifically calibrated to your unique hair and skin type. Laser hair removal does not pull hair out like waxing, nor does it individually probe each follicle like electrolysis.
Laser-assisted hair removal has been shown to be more effective than any other hair removal process currently available. It is FDA-approved. While complete elimination of hair cannot be guaranteed, the majority of patients report thinner, sparser, and slower re-growth of hair after laser treatment.
How does laser hair removal work?
Hair grows in three stages. Laser technology is designed to treat hair in its active, or anagen, phase of growth when it contains the most melanin.
Highly concentrated light is transmitted 1-5 millimeters into the skin. The light targets the melanin, or pigment, in hair follicles. The hair absorbs the light, where it is converted to heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding skin. The follicle is then disabled, and hair re-growth is prevented.
Several factors determine the number of treatments required to achieve the desired results: the rate of hair growth, the type of hair (coarse or thin) and the color of hair. Each varies between individuals and different body areas. While most patients report a significant reduction in hair growth after one or two laser sessions, additional laser treatments are usually necessary to achieve the desired effect.
This technology is so good it was awarded the Elite Choice Award!
Laser assisted hair removal may be performed on just about any part of the body. Our friendly staff at Woodglen Aesthetics would be happy to schedule a free consultation so you may speak with our health care providers to discuss your needs.
For best results, have a clean shave before treatments and do not wax, tweeze or pluck in between treatments.