When it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal is one of the most efficient and long-lasting solutions available. During laser hair removal, a laser focuses on the pigment found at the base and stem cell-rich lump of follicles during hair growth cycles. These pigments absorb laser energy, inhibiting follicle growth and resulting in the removal of unwanted hair. The laser focuses on the hair inside the hair follicle and heats it, making the follicle unable to regrow the hair.
It works most effectively on dark hair surrounded by lighter skin, although many different skin types and hair colors can be treated. On average, laser hair removal requires between 4 and 8 treatments. There are some temporary side effects that can occur after a laser hair removal treatment. Occasionally, depending on the area of the body, you may experience a slight burning sensation during and after the procedure.
This can be easily relieved with a local numbing cream or ice packs. Discomfort after the procedure is very rare, although over-the-counter pain relievers often help. Any slight swelling and redness should go away within 24 hours. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we have more than 50 different laser devices, which means we can treat any type of skin and also reduce the risk of hypopigmentation.
We are proud to work to enhance the beauty of those who live in the cities of San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar and nearby areas of California. You'll likely see results right after treatment. Results vary from patient to patient. The color and thickness of the hair, the area treated, the type of laser used, and the color of the skin affect the results.
You can expect hair reduction between 10% and 25% after the first treatment. To remove hair, most patients need 2 to 6 laser treatments. After finishing treatments, most patients do not see any hairs on the treated skin for several months or even years. When hair grows back, there tends to be less and it tends to be thinner and lighter in color.
Laser hair removal involves the use of a device that delivers laser energy focused directly on the hair follicle. The laser emits heat to damage the follicle, causing the hair inside the follicle to break off. Residual damage also hinders future hair growth, which is why this method is known to offer long-lasting hair reduction without the need for frequent treatment sessions. The laser targets the follicle without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue, resulting in a safe and relatively comfortable procedure that can be performed in the office without the need for anesthesia or subsequent recovery time.
At Avalon Laser we use a combination of bipolar radio frequency (RF) energy combined with laser light for maximum efficiency, which also makes our system one of the safest hair removal methods available. Laser treatments can only target hair in the growth phase, which does not cover all of the follicles in the treatment area at once. A few quick and easy laser hair removal treatments can leave your face, legs, and bikini area soft and hairless. If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal, contact Avalon Laser today at 619-494-3944 to schedule a consultation.
The number of appointments needed for optimal results and long-term benefits will depend on different factors such as thickness of your hair, area you want to receive treatment and unique hair growth cycle.
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