Laser Hair Removal: You’ll Wonder Why You Waited so Long

If you have unwanted body hair, it may be due to genetics, changes associated with aging, or personal preference. Removing this hair can be a hassle and very time-consuming.

Permanent hair removal is the answer. Harnessing the power of laser light, contemporary aesthetic systems can successfully treat patients who want a reliable, safe, and painless way to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair. If you struggle to control unwanted body hair, the medical aesthetic specialists at More MD can get rid of it with laser treatment.

The power behind laser hair removal

The secret of laser hair removal lies in the properties of laser light. This special light carries a great deal of energy in a narrow, single wavelength beam. This wavelength can be adjusted to target your hair follicles.

Once the adjustments are made, most of the energy passes through surrounding skin — leaving your skin unharmed — and gets absorbed by the hair follicles. When the laser energy enters the follicles, it damages the follicles and inhibits growth.  

Hair follicle behavior

Your hair follicles go through a number of stages, and laser hair removal targets your follicles that are in the growth stage. Since only about one-third of hair follicles are in the growth stage and any one time, several laser hair removal treatments may be necessary before you see the level of hair removal you desire.

When a follicle is warmed enough, it effectively dies, unable to grow hair any longer, and your body disposes of the follicle tissue through natural body maintenance. Skin and hair color can affect your results, but improving technology is continuing to provide better and better results.

How laser hair removal is performed

First, the hair in the targeted area is trimmed to within a few millimeters of your skin. Then the laser controller is adjusted to recognize your skin and hair conditions. You may be asked to wear eye protection — particularly if the treatment is near your face — and a cooling gel might be used to further protect your skin from light absorption.

Your provider then uses the laser handpiece to deliver extremely short pulses of light energy to the treatment area. The length of your session will depend on the size of the area being treated. A small area, such as the upper lip, will only take a moment, while arms or legs may take longer. You will be able to return to your daily activities immediately after your session.

If you want to see if laser hair removal can help you, ask the medical aesthetic specialists at More MD. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.

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