Find out if Newport Beach laser hair removal services are right for you
Plucking, tweezing, shaving, and waxing are just a few of the ways in which we regularly groom ourselves of unwanted hair. While each method may be somewhat effective, the fact is that none of them can reduce hair permanently. Another unfortunate fact is that most of our temporary hair removal methods are also uncomfortable. Many of Dr. Farshidi’s Newport Beach patients have addressed unwanted hair with laser hair removal services, and you can, too.
How laser hair removal works
Various substances readily absorb certain wavelengths of light. Pigment (coloring) is one of them. As light energy is absorbed by pigment, heat is created. In actively growing hairs, the response to heat is destructive, causing them to vaporize. With a series of treatments, we see patients through the entire hair growth cycle, treating new hairs as they develop in the follicle. Once all hairs in the cycle have been treated, usually in 8 to 12 sessions, hair is permanently reduced.
A challenge that has been present in laser hair removal is how energy can best affect its target, in this case, unwanted hairs. Early laser treatments were thought to be effective and safe only for those with light skin and darker hair. Advances in laser technology have made it possible for people of various skin tones to receive treatment.
Are you a candidate?
Laser hair removal performed by an experienced dermatologist can be safe and effective for just about anyone wanting to get rid of unwanted body hair. The exceptions using today’s technology are those with gray or very light hair. The lighter the hair, the less pigment there is. With pigment a necessary component to the overall success of laser hair removal, effectiveness is increased in darker hairs. However, those with medium colored hair can achieve excellent results with the right number of treatments.
There are several reasons for the popularity of laser hair removal. In our office, treatment sessions take only a short time and results are very good. After the completion of a treatment program, based on the characteristics of your hair, you can enjoy smoother, more attractive skin. To maintain the best results, many of our patients schedule touch up treatments as needed.
Break free from your razor. Contact Arta Dermatology for your laser hair removal consultation
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