If you’re thinking about getting rid of those unwanted hairs, but you want to understand the science behind the treatment then you have come to the right place. Laser hair removal is one of the most common hair removal treatments in the market today. Yet, many people don’t actually understand how the procedure works. Unlike the other options out there, laser hair removal is semi-permanent. This means that you can expect to spend months at a time not having to worry about shaving or plucking your hairs.
How does it work?
The laser light is absorbed my melanin, or the dark pigment in your hair and skin. It heats up the hair follicle, which is the stem that helps cause hair growth. After the hair follicle is heated up, it damages the follicle and prevents hair from growing. The great thing about these lasers is that is does not heat up the rest of the skin. It simply targets the unwanted hairs and destroys the follicle.
There are three main hair growth cycles. Typically, the laser hair removal treatment is done during the Anagen hair cycle phase. The laser is only effective when done during this phase. This is because the hair follicles begin to grow during the Anagen phase, or the growth phase. Once the treatment is done during the Anagen phase, your hair will continue to go through the other two phases (the Telogen and Catagen phase). Once your hair returns to the Anagen phase then you will need to do another session. This is why it may take multiple sessions in order to fully damage the hair follicles and permanently prevent hair growth.
Each session has an interval of four to nine weeks, depending on the location of the treatment and the body of the individual. Because this treatment takes some time to fully be complete, the average patient can take anywhere from 18 months to about two years in order to completely stop seeing hair growth. Ogden Skin Care is open 7 days a week 365 days a year. Come visit us when your schedule best allows.