Constant shaving, waxing, and plucking really becomes a pain. There’s a better solution for unwanted hair: laser hair removal. As a hair loss treatment, this procedure wins over other methods because it destroys or permanently damages hair follicles. This means no more hair growth in places like bikini lines, the pubic area, arms, face, and legs. The procedure is quite advanced as the laser instruments used have been made more and more effective.
We are specialists in this procedure, and we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation. You can enjoy healthy, smooth, hair-free legs, arms, chest, and face without having to undergo plucking, chemical introduction, or anything invasive. There’s no downtime after treatment, so you can schedule the procedure around your other activities.
The Power of Lasers
Lasers emit monochromatic light, or light of a single frequency. The photons that comprise the light beam are vibrating at the frequency of heat waves. Some lasers are so powerful they can burn through steel. Others, like the ones that read a hard drive, are intense but weaker. The lasers used in hair removal emit a tight, concentrated beam that transfers energy to specific materials and tissue tones.
Follicles are embedded in and just below the dermal layers. They produce cells that get packed together and then die. The strand of hair keeps growing longer whenever the follicle is in this active phase. However, follicles also go through a resting phase, and during this time, the strand stops growing for a while or falls out altogether. This is why you lose some hairs every day.
Lasers target the follicles when they are darker in tone, and that’s during the active phase. The follicle is purposely damaged by the heat energy, and it soon becomes discarded by the body as waste material. Another one won’t form to take its place. No more hair will grow in this area of skin.
Effective for All Areas of Skin
It’s great for smoothing the legs, but laser hair removal is equally effective for getting rid of those annoying hairs that grow above the upper lip, on the arms, and on the chest. You can even schedule a treatment that removes excess follicles from the skin where your eyebrows grow.
The laser is a handheld device calibrated to account for the skin tone, skin thickness, and pigmentation of the follicle. Some of the modern instruments emit a pixelated beam, meaning several follicles can be damaged with a single pulse of energy. A typical hair loss treatment treatment can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Once the follicle is damaged, the hair strand soon falls out.
Because some follicles are active while others are resting, it takes several treatments to ensure total hair removal. These treatments are spaced about three weeks apart. A couple of follow-up treatments may be necessary as well in order to locate every active follicle.
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This is a non-invasive hair loss treatment suitable for nearly every individual. To learn more about laser hair removal, please feel free to make an appointment with Atomic Dermatology. At our convenient location in Pasco, WA, you can enjoy smoother, healthier skin with near-permanent laser hair removal. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!