If you are like most women and some men, you probably wish that there was some way to avoid the constant need to shave, wax, or pluck to remove unwanted hair. Fortunately, there is indeed such a way to free yourself from this tedious activity. Laser hair removal has helped countless people unshackle themselves from this time-consuming process.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
We use a laser to target hair follicles for destruction. Since hair follicles are responsible for producing individual hairs, their destruction leads to a bare area or significantly less hair in that location. A series of quick treatments is all that is needed for the removal or reduction of unwanted hair in the treatment area.
How Does It Work?
During laser hair removal, we transmit focused laser energy that is absorbed by melanin, the substance that gives your hair its color. After this energy is fully absorbed, the hair follicle will be destroyed, which prevents the growth of hair in the treatment area.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for the Treatment?
The best candidates for laser hair removal procedures are those in good overall health with realistic expectations. We can make this determination during your initial consultation at our office.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Patients typically need multiple laser hair removal treatment sessions for the desired removal of unwanted hair in the treatment area. The reason is that each individual hair follicle will happen to be in a certain growth phase at the time of treatment. Hair follicles that are in a dormant phase have shed their hair. Since no hair is present, this hair follicle cannot be targeted until it enters a growth phase with a hair that the laser can focus on. Having multiple treatment sessions ensures that we catch each and every hair follicle when it happens to be in its growth phase.
Contact Us for More Information
If you have unwanted hair in places like your face, arms, underarms, or bikini line, please schedule a laser hair removal consultation with our team at Exquisite MD Spa. We would be more than happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have as we determine whether or not you qualify for the treatment. Our office is located in San Diego. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!