Body hair can be frustrating when you long for smooth hairless skin. Getting rid of hair can be time-consuming, painful, or result in skin reactions, regardless of whether you prefer waxing, shaving, or using hair removal creams.
Thankfully, we now have a better method for removing unwanted hair: laser hair removal! This light-based therapy is a quick, effective option to achieve smooth, hairless skin on virtually any area of the body.
About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal delivers targeted, concentrated energy to individual hair follicles using a monochromatic light source. As the light is delivered, it’s absorbed by the skin and converted into heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells, not affecting the surrounding skin, and destroys the unwanted hairs. Destroyed hairs are typically reabsorbed or grow and fall out within 2 to 3 weeks.
Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Ideal candidates for laser hair removal shouldn’t be pregnant, have a current skin infection, or have recently gotten a tan, either outdoors or in a tanning bed. Additionally, some laser devices are only effective for dark hair and specific skin types. At WellMedica, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro Laser, an advanced laser system that’s safe and effective for all skin types and hair colors.
Does Laser Hair Removal Remove Hair Permanently?
Laser hair removal is FDA-approved for permanent hair reduction. Although the procedure is often touted as a form of “permanent” hair removal, laser treatment doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Over time, the treated follicles may recover from the initial damage and grow hair again. When hair grows, it’s usually lighter in color and very fine. Hence, it’s recommended that you come back for 1 to 2 maintenance hair laser removal treatments annually for long-term hair reduction.
How Much Hair is Removed in Each Laser Session?
The laser targets hair during the anagen phase, which removes approximately 15 to 20% of targeted hair in each laser hair removal session. Typically, the anagen hair follicle will be destroyed and fall out 5 to 14 days after treatment. Most patients achieve an 80% reduction in unwanted hair over a series of at least 5 sessions.
Why Choose WellMedica for Laser Hair Removal?
The qualified laser technicians at WellMedica can ensure the safety and success of your laser hair removal treatment. This expertise matters for laser burn prevention. Additionally, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro Laser, a leading laser hair removal system that’s safe for all skin types.
Contact us today to schedule your laser hair removal consultation!