Laser hair removal is one of the most convenient ways to eliminate unwanted body and facial hair on a permanent or semi-permanent basis. Unlike waxing, shaving, and the use of depilatory creams, these treatments do not have to be repeated on a weekly or daily basis. Moreover, they are far less likely to cause minor forms of skin irritation such as hair bumps, razor burn or follicle infections.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
During laser hair removal treatments, special laser equipment is used to beam highly concentrated light directly into the hair follicles in the targeted area. This disables hair follicles that are actively growing hair so that finer and less noticeable hairs are produced. Over the course of several treatments, the treated follicles can be rendered incapable of producing new hairs so that no regrowth occurs.
The Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Both men and women can use laser hair removal as a long-term solution to unwanted hair. These treatments are commonly used to target hairs on the face, pubic region, neck, arms, chest, legs, back, buttocks, and abdomen. The lasers work by targeting dark pigments and thus, these hair removal treatments are most effective for treating patients who have dark, dense, and coarse hair and pale skin. The best results are achieved on those with dark hair and light skin.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal can significantly simplify personal grooming efforts by eliminating the need to shave, wax or invest in depilatory creams and threading services. For those with large amounts of unwanted body and facial hair, these treatments can also make regular self-care significantly cheaper. Patients find that they can wear a greater variety of clothing styles once their unwanted chest, back, and arm hairs have been removed. Revealing swimsuits, plunging necklines and other fashionable ensembles don’t have to be eschewed due to embarrassing patches of conspicuous hair. These efforts can also produce an even-looking skin tone in all treated areas.
There are a number of factors that can affect the long-term success of laser hair treatments including the patient’s skin tone, ethnicity, hair texture and hormone profile. In most instances, patients will have to receive several laser hair removal treatments before permanent hair loss is achieved. After each session, however, people will invariably notice that all new hair growth is visibly finer and far less conspicuous overall. Although dark hair and light skin is the most optimal combination for laser hair treatments, success has been achieved with patients of all skin tones and on brown, red, and even blond hair.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re plagued with unwanted body hair, Medical Aesthetics of New England can help. We offer laser hair removal to help you final be rid of unwanted hair. Our medical team will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule your consultation.