Laser Hair Removal
How Laser Hair Removal Works
There are 3 different stages in the life of a hair, the growth phase (Agagen) at any given time, about 85% of your hair is in the Anagen phase. These are the hairs that are affected by the laser. During the Anagen phase, the follicle (derma papills) is closest to the skin. The laser can reach the follicle, cause it to heat up and destroy the hair.
How many treatments are needed?
Generally, between treatments 5 and 7 spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart are necessary for full hair removal. Hair follicles that absorb the laser will never grow back. Some follicles will go dormant and could reactivate with hormonal change or as we age, but these reactivated hairs will be lighter, finer and less dense.
What should I do for the best results?
For the best results, your hair must be considerably darker than your skin-that way the laser will be absorbed by the dark pigment of your hair follicle and will pass through the lighter pigment of the skin.