Removing unwanted body hair can take a lot of time and cause a lot of discomfort if you do it the old-fashioned way. Furthermore, plucking, tweezing, waxing, and shaving don’t even provide lasting results. You just have to do your routine again in a few days or weeks.
The good news is laser hair removal can put an end to all of that. Laser treatments can help you get rid of unwanted body hair, often for years, without pain.
At Ross Bridge Medical Center in Hoover, Alabama, Madhav Devani, MD, and our team offer laser hair removal services. In this blog, Dr. Devani explains how laser hair removal works and how it may be able to help you.
How laser hair removal works
Your body hair grows from follicles, which are located in the upper layers of your dermis, or skin. At Ross Bridge Medical Center, we use the Diolaze™ system to safely and effectively target hair follicles in the treatment area, destroying them so your unwanted body hair can’t regrow.
The laser energy emitted by the Diolaze system reacts with the pigmentation in the targeted hairs, causing heat to travel down the hair shafts and penetrate the follicles. The heat then stops the follicles from functioning, thus preventing hairs from regrowing.
The best results and usually seen after 4-6 treatments spaced out over a number of weeks. This is because hair has several stages, and one of them is the growth stage. The Diolaze system targets hair in the growth stage. And since not all hairs are in the growth stage at the same time, multiple treatments are usually needed over a period of time to get all the hairs when they’re in their growth stage.
So as you’re getting treatment, you’ll need to avoid shaving or plucking in the targeted areas.
Benefits of laser hair removal
The painlessness of laser hair removal might be the best part of this procedure. You may feel a slight snapping sensation during your session. Some people compare it to being gently snapped with a rubber band.
The other big plus of laser hair removal is the long-lasting nature of the results. Once you’ve had the number of sessions needed, your smooth skin can last for years.
Laser hair removal treatment could set you free from the discomfort, expense, and hassle of getting rid of unwanted body hair. To learn more about this revolutionary treatment, book an appointment online or over the phone with Ross Bridge Medical Center today.