Laser hair removal is a good option for people who need to regularly shave, wax or pluck some areas of body hair in order to feel clean and look attractive. It is safe and effective, and because of the latest technological advances, almost everyone can enjoy the benefits.
Hair grows in three stages, including the growth stage, the dormant stage and the falling-out stage. The laser hair removal procedure works during the growing stage. About 20 percent of your hair is in the actively growing stage. That is why people need to have multiple treatments to make sure all of the hair in a specific area has been removed.
You will have smooth, hair-free skin for months, and in some cases a year or more. Much of the hair will not grow back, and the hair that does grow back will be weak and pale. When some hair starts to grow back, the procedure can be repeated.
Our specialist can remove the hair on most parts of the body. It is effective for large areas, as well as small areas on the face. The most common places people have laser hair removal are the:
• Upper lip and chin
• Bikini area
Laser hair removal is a treatment that focuses light energy into the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair absorbs the heat and causes the follicle to be affected. When this happens, the follicle is no longer able to grow hair. The laser only targets the hair follicle and not the surrounding skin. After the recommended number of treatments, you will start to see a reduction in hair growth in the treated area.
Our trained technicians will discuss several plans with you to make sure your laser hair removal is safe and as comfortable as possible. Your plan will take into consideration your skin tone, amount of suntan, hair thickness and hair color.
For at least four weeks before treatment, you shouldn’t wax, use depilatories, bleach or pluck the hair in the area you want to have treated. Shaving is all right because it doesn’t affect the follicle. After the treatment, the hair will gradually remove itself within 14 days or so.
To get all of the facts about laser hair removal, set up a consultation at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England, with locations in Portland and Waterville. We will be happy to address your questions and concerns as we determine if this treatment is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.