How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

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Unwanted body hair can be embarrassing and frustrating for both men and women. Shaving is a temporary solution, but  it can irritate your skin, cause nicks and razor burn, and hair begins to grow back within hours. The results of waxing can last a few weeks longer than shaving, but often lead to painful ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal offers permanent hair reduction and reduces excessive and unwanted body hair with speed and relative comfort.

How can hair be stopped from growing?

Dr. Parvin Mani of San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic uses a High-Speed LightSheer ® Duet  laser hair removal machine that beams light to the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the energy and heat, causing damage to the follicle and inhibiting future hair growth.

Combined with innovative vacuum-assist technology, the High-Speed LightSheer Duet reduces treatment times up to 75% compared to other lasers, with little to no discomfort. The High-Speed LightSheer Duet laser is equipped with two tip sizes: one for smaller areas like underarms and bikini lines, and one for larger areas like legs and backs. The larger tip allows for comfortable and rapid treatment of large areas.

Will laser hair removal work on any hair color or skin color?

Laser hair removal works best on people with fair skin and dark, coarse hair. Patients with darker complexions can still achieve successful results, but they typically have to be treated with lower settings, which usually means more treatments. Blond or gray hair cannot be removed with any laser.

Recently-tanned skin (even spray-tanned skin) cannot be treated because the skin will over-react to the laser heat. Avoiding sun exposure prior to treatment is helpful to achieve the best results for any complexion and hair color. Winter is usually a great time for laser hair removal.

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?

At any given time, only about 60% of your body hair is in the growth phase that is susceptible to the laser. Laser hair removal treatments should be administered every few weeks to allow enough time for your hair to be in an active stage of growth for the laser to effectively target your hair follicle. Typically, 4-6 treatments on a given area are needed for permanent hair reduction.

You can expect to see results instantly, and with each consecutive treatment, you will continue to see your hair diminish. Laser hair removal  is effective in slowing and diminishing hair growth, but it’s important to keep in mind that doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal.

How can I find a great deal on laser hair removal in San Diego?

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers the best med spa services at competitive prices. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Parvin Mani to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.

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