Laser hair removal is a very common cosmetic procedure used to remove unwanted hair on the face and/or body. It works by targeting the hair follicles underneath the skin. The pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the energy from the laser that then destroys the hair. Unlike many other hair removal methods, laser hair removal is a more permanent option.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Laser hair removal is an outpatient procedure that is performed in the comfort of our office. A cool gel is first applied to the treatment site that will both keep it from overheating and make it easier for the laser to penetrate the skin. During the actual treatment, the technician will aim the laser at the hair in the treatment area. The laser energy is carefully controlled by our specialist throughout the entire treatment.
Why Does Laser Hair Removal Require Multiple Sessions?
Hair has a life cycle with three phases: a dormant phase, an active phase and a shedding phase. It’s only during the active phase that the hair has enough pigment to be affected by the laser.
In addition, a client’s hair will not all be in the same phase at the same time. The client’s appointments will, therefore, be spaced out a set amount of time apart to ensure that there is always some hair in the active phase that can be removed.
Most clients say that laser hair removal feels like having a rubber band snapping against their skin. People with sensitive skin may want to take certain medications beforehand, or they may want to talk to our technician about their options.
Although multiple treatment sessions are required for optimal results, the sessions are convenient. There is no downtime necessary. The client can resume virtually all regular activities immediately.
Learn More About Laser Hair Removal During a Consultation
When you consult with our hair removal expert at Metairie Plastic Surgeons, you can learn everything there is to know about laser hair removal. We can address whatever questions or concerns you may have as we determine if the procedure can benefit you. Our office is conveniently located in Metairie, LA. We also serve clients in the New Orleans, LA and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal!