Laser Hair Removal
Are you tired of shaving? Do you have hair that you just can’t seem to get rid of no matter what? Laser treatments for hair removal may be just the option for you. Thanks to advanced light-based treatments, patients no longer have to deal with tedious and bothersome removal methods like shaving, waxing, and tweezing that require constant maintenance.
Today, a majority of patients with unwanted hair seek more permanent removal methods like laser or IPL hair removal. These treatments utilise concentrated beams of light to selectively destroy hair follicles and stop future hair growth.
What areas can be treated?
- Face (upper lip, chin, sideburns)
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the root of the hair follicle. During treatment, flashes of light are distributed over the skin and absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. The energy from the laser heats up and damages the hair follicle, successfully stunting the cells that stimulate regrowth. It is important to note that hair grows in a cycle, and that hair removal is only effective during the active growth stage.
What to expect during treatment?
Unlike other hair removal techniques, the laser hair removal treatment offered at Alaxis Medical & Aesthetic Surgery is a painless procedure. During treatment, a light-based system emits bright flashes of light into the skin where the unwanted hair resides. The hair follicles absorb the light energy, heat up, and become damaged. Each pulse of light energy takes a matter of seconds and treats multiple hairs at once, making this procedure very quick and easy to perform. Treatments can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
How many sessions of laser hair removal are needed?
Because hair grows in different stages, multiple treatments are needed to target the hair follicles during their growth phase. Most patients need 6 to 12 treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction results. Touch-ups may be required over time. Regardless of the technology being used, patients will experience results at different rates, depending on their skin type and hair colour.
Who can get laser hair removal?
Women and men alike. Most women seek to remove hair from their underarms, bikini lines, and legs, while men are more interested in treating hair on their backs and necks. Laser hair removal is suitable for anyone looking to reduce excess or unwanted hair.