Are you looking for a way to remove or reduce unwanted hair? Laser hair removal works by targeting hair roots to destroy the follicle. A series of simple treatments is all that you need to stop wasting so much time on shaving, waxing, and plucking to remove hair from places like your face, legs, bikini area, arms, and underarms.
Laser hair removal works by directing laser energy into hair at its root to destroy the follicle. Laser light energy passes through your skin and is absorbed by melanin within the hair follicle. Melanin is a natural substance that gives your hair its color. The absorption of this thermal energy will overheat and destroy the bulb of the hair, preventing the future growth of hair.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The main benefit is the long-term reduction or removal of hair in the treatment area, saving you time and money on hair removal techniques like shaving, waxing, and epilating. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, the procedure can prevent ingrown hairs that can cause abscesses and boils, prevent shaving rashes, and help you avoid other conditions.
What to Expect
You’ll want to avoid prolonged UV radiation exposure for a set amount of time before and after your laser treatment since this could limit the effectiveness of the procedure or lengthen your healing period. You should also avoid undergoing certain treatments in the weeks before your laser hair removal procedure.
For the actual treatment, we will adjust the equipment according to your unique specifications. We may then deliver a test pulse of the laser. Then we will direct laser energy into hair follicles in the treatment zone. This will destroy them and prevent the growth of hair in this area.
Why Do I Need Multiple Treatments?
Everyone requires multiple laser hair removal treatments if they want to truly reduce or remove hair because of the way that hair follicles grow. At the time of your treatment, hair follicles will be in different growth phases. One hair follicle may be in a growth phase and available for treatment while another is in a dormant phase and cannot be treated at that time. Having multiple sessions ensures that we treat every hair follicle when it happens to be in a growth phase.
To learn more about how simple laser hair removal treatments can improve the quality of your life, schedule a consultation at Orlando Dermatology in Orlando. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started!