Where new hair cells are made, the laser hair removal uses focused laser energy to damage or destroy the base of the hair follicle. The actual growth takes place at the base of the hair, inside the follicle even though it may seem as if your hair is growing from the longer ends that extend from your skin. Pushing the hair out of the follicle and lengthening the hair shaft, special cells at the root of the hair divide. The hair in that follicle will no longer grow by damaging the part of the follicle that supports new hair cell growth. Today, we at Skin & Body Refinery would like to discuss laser hair removal and why you should get started on laser hair removal services now to ready yourself for the warm weather.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
For both men and women, unwanted facial and body hair is a common problem that can be a source of distress. With minimal patient discomfort and fewer complications that other hair-reduction methods, lasers and light sources are used safely and effectively to treat small to large areas of unwanted hair. To protect the top layer of skin from excessive heating and potential changes in pigmentation as well as reduce the discomfort from the laser light.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Specific concentrated beams of light through the skin are sent by laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices where it is absorbed by the melanin (dark) pigment present in the hair follicle shafts. Repeated treatments are necessary to destroy the hair follicles since hair grows in cycles. Three or more treatments are required to achieve permanent hair growth reduction in general. Laser hair treatments are available for many areas of the body:
– Bikini line
Why You Should Get Laser Hair Removal Well Before Vacation
There are three distinct stages in hair growth.
1) Active Growth Stage – This is when the follicles are actively producing new hair cells, which lasts several years.
2) Resting Stage – Lasts a few weeks.
3) Shedding Stage – The follicle prepares for new growth after the old hair falls out.
Not all of your hair is in the same stage at any given time because if were, you would be bald every time your follicles entered the shedding stage. While the hair is in the active growth phase, laser hair removal treatments need to be performed. To help prevent future hair growth, when the laser heat energy is able to damage the root cells. You will need to schedule a series of hair removal sessions to make sure you treat all the hair while it’s in an active phase since the resting phase can last a few weeks. Your hair will come in finer and finer until finally most follicles stop producing new hair cells altogether in between sessions. Scheduling your laser hair removal sessions now means your skin will be smoother and sexier just in time for summer because it can take several weeks for all your hair to enter its active phase.
Laser Hair Removal & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
If you want to be hairless in time for the warmer weather, call Skin & Body Refinery and let us take care of your laser hair removal treatments.