When you finally decide it’s time to stop shaving, waxing, and plucking, you can arrange to have body hair permanently removed at MedWeight and Lasers in Irvine, California. You won’t need to spend another minute worrying about body hair after a few treatment sessions. Call the office or schedule an appointment online when you’re ready to begin safe and effective laser hair removal.
When lasers are set to a specific wavelength, their energy is absorbed by pigments in hair follicles, but not by surrounding skin. As the follicle absorbs laser energy, it’s heated to a temperature that destroys the follicle, which means hair can’t grow from that follicle. The lasers used at MedWeight and Lasers achieve optimal results on all skin types.
How does hair growth affect laser treatment?
You lose about 80-100 hairs every day, not because you’re going bald, but due to the natural growth cycle of every hair follicle. Hair follicles go through a three-phase cycle. Hair actively grows for two to six years, then the growth phase ends, and the follicle enters a short transitional phase.
During the transitional phase, hair growth slows down, and the root shrinks before the follicle enters a resting phase when the hair falls out. After three to four months of rest, the follicle grows a new hair, and the process starts over again.
Lasers are only effective when the follicle is in a growth cycle, and every follicle operates on its own schedule, so some are resting while others are growing. For this reason, you need to have several treatments over a period of time so that all of the follicles are treated during the growth phase.
The amount of time required for each laser hair removal treatment depends on the part of the body being treated. As you would expect, a small area like your upper lip doesn’t take as long as your legs.
Your doctor at MedWeight and Lasers can apply a numbing cream to keep you comfortable during laser treatment if you’d like, although you may not need it. After treatment, your skin may be a little red and slightly swollen, but that should go away in a few days.
If you have other cosmetic concerns, you can arrange to have additional procedures when you go in for laser hair removal. The team at MedWeight and Lasers offer a variety of treatments, including noninvasive body sculpting, dermal fillers, Botox®, and lasers that diminish fine lines and wrinkles, eliminate spider veins, and remove age spots, melasma or even tattoos.
*Individual results may vary.