Laser hair removal is a safe, efficient, and effective method for removing unwanted hair wherever it may grow on the body. It is a technique that creates a silky smooth result that is sure to impress.
While widely used, many consumers wonder, “Is laser hair removal permanent?” The answer to this question is, “yes.”
They also wonder, “Does it hurt?” While there is some discomfort with the procedure, it is generally not painful.
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Laser hair removal works by aiming a highly concentrated beam of light, the laser, at the skin surrounding the hair follicles.
This light penetrates deep into the skin where the pigment within the hair follicles absorbs the energy from the laser. It takes just a fraction of a second to deliver enough energy to destroy the follicles.
The laser is safe and doesn’t harm soft tissues so there is no scarring or damage to the layers of skin surrounding your hair follicles. The laser is highly versatile and may be applied safely to the face, arms, legs, back, or groin.
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Does it Hurt?
Laser hair removal for men and women using the High-Speed Light Sheer® Duet typically doesn’t create much discomfort. Whether it will create discomfort in each individual case depends on the age and health of the patient, the area where the laser will be applied, and whether the patient shaves or uses an epilator.
For most patients, any pain that does accompany the treatment is light and fleeting.
Variables with the Treatment
A patient’s hair color, skin color, and tolerance to the laser can all impact the effectiveness of the treatment.
Under optimum conditions, each treatment will result in permanently eliminating between 15%-30% of the hair follicles. This is why the process can take five to six treatments to achieve the complete results most patients desire.
Once these initial treatments are complete, it is recommended to receive maintenance treatments every four to six months. In most cases, 70% of the hair that is removed will never grow back. Laser hair removal is not 100% because the amazing human body will develop new hair follicles over time. Fortunately, hair that does grow in gradually becomes finer, lighter, and less noticeable.
Laser Hair Removal Costs
The cost of laser hair removal for men and women will vary depending on the size of the area to be treated, the amount of hair present, and the number of treatments that will be required to achieve the desired result.
For this reason, it is best to speak with your doctor about the treatments you will require as you set a budget and plan for your procedure. Keep in mind that most insurance companies and FSA plans will not allow you to claim expenses for the process as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Laser Hair Removal in San Diego
We invite you to contact the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic at 619-583-7555 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Parvin Mani. We will be happy to answer your questions about laser hair removal and help you determine whether it is the right decision for your health and beauty goals.