Laser Hair Removal is an increasingly popular semi-permanent method of reducing unwanted body hair. The procedure involves a beam of light that passes through the skin and damages or destroys the hair-producing sacs in the follicle, thus preventing them from growing more hair. This is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair from the face, arms, legs, or underarms. The procedure is less invasive and painless than waxing or shaving.
The procedure is performed in-office, without anesthesia, and typically lasts a few minutes to a few hours depending on the area being treated. Intense pulsating beams of laser-based light are used to target and kill the hair follicles in the targeted area. As the laser-based light enters the follicle, it absorbs the pigment and causes damage to the follicle. This destroys the follicle and prevents it from producing more hair. In order to achieve permanent results, multiple treatments will be required.
Our GentleMax Pro laser system features a patented Dynamic Cooling Device that helps to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. This technology prepares the skin by applying a burst of cold cryogen before each laser pulse, which helps to reduce the discomfort that you may feel during your laser hair removal appointment. During your treatment, you’ll be provided with protective eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser.
During your laser hair removal, the handpiece will gently lift and stretch your skin to pull the hair follicles closer to the laser’s energy source. The machine also uses a Sapphire cooling system that continuously cools and numbs your skin while the handpiece is treating the hair follicles.
Once your laser hair removal Elk Grove treatment has been completed, you’ll be able to enjoy silky smooth skin that isn’t marred by the appearance of unwanted hair. To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal and to schedule a consultation, contact Precision MD today. Our team is ready to help you get the gorgeous skin you’ve always wanted!
Laser Hair Removal is a safe, effective way of removing unwanted body hair. Heat from the laser destroys the hair follicle, stopping future growth. The treatment can take longer than shaving, but the results are permanent. It’s important to find a practitioner with a good track record and who is registered with a professional body to show they meet set standards of training, skill and insurance.
Your skin tone and hair color will affect the success of laser hair removal. You’ll need multiple treatments to reduce your hair to a level where it won’t regrow. It’s also important not to get a sunburn or tan before your treatment, as this will make the hair darker and harder to treat.
During a treatment, a doctor will press a laser instrument against your skin. There will be a cooling device on the tip of the instrument or a gel applied to the skin to protect it from the laser beam. You’ll feel a series of pinpricks as the laser passes over your skin, and you may notice a smell of smoke and burning hair. Small areas can be treated in a few minutes, while larger areas might take up to an hour.
You might need to repeat treatments every few weeks to keep the hair from growing back. If your hair is very dark, you might need up to nine sessions before the treatment is successful.
After six or more consistent treatments, you might never have to shave again. You might still need to wax occasionally, but the treatment will eliminate the majority of your hair growth and greatly reduce the amount you have to shave.
Aside from the occasional patch of redness and swelling, most people experience no side effects at all. However, if you’re worried about what the treatment might do to your skin or have any other concerns, talk to your doctor before you decide to go ahead and book your first appointment.