Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that can be performed on almost any part of the body except around the eyes. At Premiere Center for Health and Wellness, we use the Excel HR laser made by Cutera in our laser hair removal procedures. It combines two lasers: a 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser and a 755 nm Alexandrite laser. The combination means that the Excel HR laser can be safely used on all skin types. The Excel HR also has an adjustable temperature and a cooling mechanism to keep the patient from becoming overheated.
What Does Laser Hair Removal Involve?
During this treatment, the technician will use a handheld device that emits a laser. Laser hair removal works because the laser targets the melanin or pigment in the follicles. The laser harmlessly passes through the skin to heat the pigment and, thus, destroy the hair follicle. Depending on the size of the treatment area, laser hair removal can take a few minutes, or it can take over an hour.
Historically, laser hair removal worked only for people with dark hair and light skin because of the contrast between the hair and skin. Thankfully, improvements in technology have both made laser hair removal safe for dark-skinned clients and widened the pool of candidates who can benefit.
Why Do People Usually Need More Than One Treatment?
Hair has a life cycle with three stages: dormant, actively growing, and about to be shed. Lasers only work on hair that is actively growing. Since not all of the hair on a person’s body grows at the same time, a client undergoing laser hair removal will often need more than one treatment to get rid of all the unwanted hair. Many clients need a series of treatments for optimal results.
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Are you ready to get rid of unwanted body hair? Make an appointment at Premiere Center for Health and Wellness to learn more about laser hair removal. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Cincinnati!