How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal works by inactivating the hair follicles beneath the skin, preventing them from producing strands of hair altogether.
At Capital Laser & Skin Care we offer a variety of laser hair removal treatments. Dr. Shah, Dr. Tanzi or Dr. Peters uses a laser to focus light on unwanted hairs. The energy in the laser beam heats up the pigment in hair (called melanin). With sufficient exposure, the heat energy is transmitted down the shaft of the hair to the follicle where it damages the follicle’s hair-producing machinery. If treatment is successful, the follicle may not be able to produce hair again in the future.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?
Laser hair removal is an effective method for removing hair growth in areas long-term. However, a single session is unlikely to result in permanent hair removal. That’s because at any given time, some hair follicles are in a dormant state and not currently producing hair strands. If there is no strand of hair protruding through the skin associated with the follicle, then laser hair removal can’t target it. As a result, the follicle remains viable and may continue to produce hair in the future. Follow-up treatments, therefore, are essential.
Capital Laser & Skin Care’s gentle laser hair removal treatments are suitable for practically any area of the body, including sensitive regions, such as under arms and bikini area. Laser hair removal is most effective for people with dark hair because it contains a large amount of pigment. It will still work on those with lighter hair types, but patients may require more maintenance.