If you are bothered by unwanted hair, you are not alone. Millions of men and women are tired of needing to shave, wax, or tweeze to remove unwanted hair on different parts of their body and face. Laser hair removal can benefit you by removing the need to engage in this tedious task. We use a cosmetic laser to safely target individual hair follicles to prevent them from growing hair in the future. Several sessions are all that you need to effectively remove unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
The amazing technology of today’s cosmetic lasers allow us to permanently remove unwanted hair from your face, arms, legs, underarms, bikini line, and other parts of your body. Not only can this procedure remove unwanted hair permanently, it does so selectively and leaves surrounding skin unaffected by the treatment process.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
We use a cosmetic laser to transmit thermal energy into melanin, destroying it. Melanin is the pigment that gives your hair its color. The melanin absorbs light wavelengths, and the hair follicle is destroyed without harming the surrounding skin. This is because only the hair will be absorbing all of the thermal energy.
What Are the Benefits?
For most people, the benefits are numerous. The patients who enjoy the best results are those with dark, coarse hair. As mentioned, melanin absorbs the laser energy that we transmit. Patients with lighter colored hair have less melanin for the laser to target and may not receive maximum benefits.
Generally, you will need between four and ten laser treatments for the permanent removal of hair. The reason for this is that each individual hair actually grows in different stages. The laser targets only hair that happens to be in its growth phase at the time of treatment. Individual hairs that are in a resting phase cannot be targeted by the laser. Undergoing multiple laser hair removal treatment sessions allows us to catch all of the hairs when they are in their growth phase and can be targeted by the laser.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
For most patients, the answer is yes. However, those with very light-colored hair may not achieve the best results. We can better determine if you would make a suitable candidate for the treatment at your initial consultation.
To Learn More
If you would like more information about laser hair removal, feel free to speak with the professionals at Tate MediSpa, LLC. We are conveniently located in Lebanon, TN. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!