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Why Laser Hair Removal is the Best Way
Lasers are a safe, non-invasive way to effectively remove hair. While shaving and waxing only temporarily get rid of unwanted hair, lasers reduce the number of hairs over time. Laser hair removal can treat hair on the face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini area, back and chest. The treatment is meant for both men and women of any skin type, and for smaller and larger areas where hair is present.
Our Cutera Excel HR laser is color-blind, making it safe and effective for all skin types. Patients appreciate the easy experience they receive with this treatment. With soft, pulsating high-intensity light waves, the laser focuses directly on the hair follicle. A controlled amount of heat is sent to the hair follicle to be targeted. Additionally, this gentle laser includes sapphire cooling technology, which follows the heat wave, and creates a near painless process. While being able to treat smaller areas of hair removal, the laser has a large spot size, which means it can combat more hair in one pulse. Treatments are not only effective, but also quick! Each pulse treats multiple hair follicles at a time and only takes a fraction of a second. On average, treatments can be anywhere between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area. Patients are always impressed at how efficient laser hair removal can be. Typically, 3 to 6 treatments provide satisfying results.
Laser hair removal completely eliminates the hair, beginning at the hair follicle or hair bulb. Using light beams, lasers target dark coarse hair while simultaneously tightening the skin, leaving skin smoother and softer. This is the best method of hair removal to consider, especially if a patient has a history of ingrowns. Because the laser removes hair at the root or bulb of the hair, laser hair removal acts as prevention for ingrowns. Laser treatments can be customized, according to the thickness of your hair and color of your skin. In the past, a good candidate for laser hair removal was limited to those with fair skin and dark hair. Fortunately, with the most innovative lasers of today, we’re able to deliver amazing results to anyone with hair removal needs!
Side effects are minimal while effectiveness is optimal.
Before treatment, hair should be trimmed to just a few millimeters, but still be seen above the skin’s surface. Two weeks prior to treatment, Sunbathing, Plucking, Waxing, or Bleaching should not be performed in any way. These are all factors that can interfere with the growth of the hair follicle, and the body’s natural melanin. Hair can only be removed when it is in the active phase of growth. Although the laser is not limited to skin type, artificial melanin produced prior to treatment will affect the proficiency of the laser. Skin should be cleansed and free of makeup or other substances such as lotions, oils, etc.