Are you sick and tired of constantly needing to shave, wax, or pluck to remove unwanted hair from places like your face, arms, underarms, legs, or bikini area? If so, you may make a good candidate for laser hair removal at our office.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a very popular cosmetic treatment involving the destruction of hair follicles that produce unwanted hair. The laser allows us to target individual hair follicles or several follicles at one time. A series of quick treatment sessions is all that is required to unburden yourself of the need to remove unwanted hair in the treatment zone.
How Does the Treatment Work?
We transmit laser energy that is absorbed by melanin, the pigment responsible for your hair color. This destroys the hair follicles, preventing the future growth of hair. A number of treatments will be required for the desired removal of hair due to the way that the individual hair follicles go through different growth cycles.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
If your skin is in good health and you have realistic expectations, you would more than likely make a suitable candidate for this procedure. Of course, a final determination can be made at your initial consultation.
What Should I Expect at My Treatment?
Our technician may transmit a test pulse of the laser after adjusting the laser equipment to your treatment needs. Laser energy will then be transmitted into the treatment zone, and hair follicles will absorb this energy and be destroyed by it.
Why are Multiple Laser Hair Removal Treatments Needed?
This is because each individual hair follicle will be growing in its own unique growth cycle at any given time. We may catch some hair follicles in their growth phase at the time of treatment, while others are in a dormant phase with no hair for the laser to target. Multiple treatments help us make sure that we catch every hair when it happens to be in a growth phase and can be treated.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about how a laser hair removal procedure can help you avoid the tedious activity of removing unwanted hair day in and day out, please schedule your personal consultation at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started!