Nothing can throw off a perfectly flawless complexion like unwanted hairs. The first experiments with laser hair removal were performed in the mid to late 1970’s. After becoming approved by the USDA and the FDA, it was made commercially available in the 1990’s. The technology has since grown rapidly, transforming the procedure into safe and highly effective means of permanent hair reduction. The effectiveness, notable reduction of pain, and the relative quickness of the laser process, when compared to electrolysis, have all contributed to the success of the laser process. This extremely safe procedure works by pulsing laser light at specific frequencies, 755nm to 1064nm, where it is absorbed by the hair, heating it and thereby permanently damaging the follicle and destroying the hair.
This procedure has been used successfully on both males and females, and is much quicker than previous methods used for hair removal. Our technicians have both experience and skill that make a difference in the ease of this treatment. Choosing an experienced professional can greatly increase your success in receiving the best hair removal results possible. Because the laser light energy is more readily absorbed by darker hair than lighter hair, (due to its melanin targeting behavior) lighter hair can be more difficult to remove. The patient’s hair color, the technology utilized, and the overall response to the laser hair removal process can vary greatly. There are three phases of hair growth. Phase one is an active phase, the second is a transitional phase, and in the third phase it rests. Due to the laser’s ability to affect currently active hair, the procedure may need to be repeated up to eight times, or as few as three. Overall, laser hair removal is a fast, safe, effective, and a largely painless process that has quickly become one of the best ways to rid oneself of body and facial hair.