If you are like most women, you are probably sick of the tedious need to regularly remove unwanted hair by plucking, shaving, or waxing. Laser hair removal has helped many women relieve themselves of the burden of removing unwanted hair. The procedure is safe and effective for the long-term removal of unwanted hair after several treatment sessions.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a technique that can safely remove unwanted hair for many years. We use a cosmetic laser to transmit thermal energy that is absorbed by the melanin in your hair. Melanin is a pigment that gives your hair its color. The treatment works best when you have dark and coarse hair. More melanin means that more thermal energy is absorbed.
Would I Make a Good Candidate?
If your skin is in reasonably good condition and you are not taking certain medications, you would likely make a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. It also helps to have realistic expectations about what this treatment can accomplish.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The treatment utilizes light wavelengths to destroy melanin found in your hair follicles. The lasers that we use are designed for the permanent removal of hair and destroy it without harming neighboring skin tissue. This is because the hair itself will absorb all of the transmitted energy, while leaving surrounding skin unaffected.
Patients normally require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. The reason that multiple hair removal treatments are required is because of the way that the individual hairs grow. Although you may not realize it, each of your hairs has a specific growth phase. When hair is in its resting phase, it falls out, which means that it cannot be targeted by the laser. So having multiple hair removal sessions allows us to catch each individual hair when it happens to be in its growth phase and can be targeted by the laser.
Visit Us to Get More Information
If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal and how it may be able to benefit you, we warmly invite you to get in touch and make an appointment with Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates! At our convenient location in Chico, our devoted and knowledgeable team of professionals will be happy to explain the process in greater detail and help you decide if this treatment is right for you. Contact us today to set up a consultation!