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Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is the process of eliminating hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that targets and destroys the hair follicle. The laser beam targets the dark pigment present in the hair follicle and renders it unable to grow new hair thus eliminating the need to shave, tweeze or wax unwanted body and facial hair. At The Box Med Spa, we use the newest technologies in the market, which allow for faster and painless treatments when compared to older devices. You’ll end up saving time, money, and a lifetime of shaving. Almost any area of the body can be treated, so if you have unwanted hair, this is the right treatment for you!
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Regardless of the area, for a patient is looking to remove hair from their body, laser hair removal is a perfect solution. Our device utilizes cooling mechanisms to make for a very comfortable and painless treatment with zero downtime and amazing, lasting results. Within minutes those hair follicles are eliminated…. A man’s back can be fully treated in less than 8 minutes. Yes that fast! The energy emitted by the laser targets the pigment in your body hair, which works like how sunlight attracts to darker clothing colors. For this reason, laser hair removal is most effective on patients with fair complexions and darker, more coarse body hair.
However, people who don’t have to fit this description to be good candidates for hair removal and obtain wonderful results. Unlike most medical spas in the area, we use laser devices that are safe on any skin type and have safety mechanisms to prevent complications associated with laser hair removal. We are able to treat a variety of complexions and skin types, including darker skin tones and customize each treatment plan to ensure that you get the best possible results.
What Should I expect During a Hair Removal Treatment?
Everyone has a different levels of pain tolerance. At The Box Med Spa, we use the latest technologies and devices which limit the length of the treatment and the discomfort associated with it. First the area is cleansed and a cool gel applied to the treatment area. Then the laser treatment begins. Over the course of a laser hair removal session, many patients compare the feeling of the laser pulse to a rubber band snap, depending on the hand piece utilized. The cooling tip on the hand piece makes the treatment extremely comfortable and some people report zero discomfort at all. We only use high frequency, continuous and short pulse modes on our devices to deliver the energy deep into the dermis, achieving therapeutically effective heat build-up, with virtually no pain.
Some describe treatments to feel like a light massage as the hand piece is rubbed over the treatment areas in a continuous circular motion. Over the following one to three weeks, the hair that was treated falls off. The process requires a small series of treatments. However, results can be seen after the first treatment. This proves how effective the first treatment can be.
With each laser hair removal treatment, patients will see progressively less hair return. Finishing the full series of treatments is vital, as it ensures that you see the highest degree of permanent reduction of body hair.
Does My Skin Tone & Body Hair Color Affect My Treatment?
Laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any skin color and hair type, but hair color is the most important factor. Our different types of lasers allow us great versatility for accommodating the wide variance in hair and skin color. Dark hair is treated most effectively while treatments performed on red, blonde, and gray hair are generally less effective.
What Are The Risks Associated With Laser Hair Removal?
Our fast devices allow for very quick, painless, safe laser hair removal treatments with zero downtime and this can be done any time, even on your lunch break. Patients can continue about their daily routine immediately after the session. Laser energy targets the hair pigment in the hair follicle thus bypassing the skin itself and so the inherent risks are minimal. Also using the latest cooling technology on our devices decreases the risk of burns to almost zero. Hyperpigmentation can occur in some darker skin types when the inappropriate setting are utilized, but our devices have various safety mechanisms to customize the treatment to each individual and match their exact skin color and type. We use a meter to measure the amount of pigmentation in your skin so we can significantly reduce the risk of all complications. We are happy to explain in further detail any of the minor risks that can be involved with your laser hair removal procedure.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Differ From Electrolysis?
Laser hair removal is much quicker and more effective than electrolysis. Electrolysis requires more time commitment, as the process treats one hair at a time. Laser hair removal treats many hair follicles with each pulse. Electrolysis is good for light hair color and white hair which laser hair removal is not. A small area of the body can be treated in a matter of a few minutes compared to the more time consuming process of electrolysis.