How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Let’s face it – having to constantly pluck and wax unwanted hair eventually becomes extremely tedious. There has to be a better way. The good news is that there is a better method for preventing the growth of unwanted hair: laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. It offers a safe and effective method for removing unwanted hair. Plucking and waxing become a thing of the past, and you have more time left for the activities that you really enjoy in life.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Laser hair removal works through the targeted emission of light wavelengths that are absorbed by the part of your hair that produces pigment. The reason that lasers can selectively target only unwanted hair for removal is that the hair shaft itself will absorb every bit of the laser energy.

Good Candidates 

The overwhelming majority of individuals make good candidates for laser hair removal. The procedure is effective for many different skin types and ethnicities. Some hair that is extremely light or white in color may not be as easily treatable. At your initial consultation with us, we will determine if you would make a good candidate for the procedure. The most frequently targeted areas for laser hair removal are the legs, underarms, chin, face, back, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, and chest.

Patients typically need a series of laser hair removal treatment sessions for optimal results. There will also be a period of multiple weeks between each treatment. This is because hair grows in cycles, and we cannot catch each individual hair in its growth phase during any one treatment.

To learn more about laser hair removal, set up a consultation with us at Exquisite MD Spa in San Diego, CA. Contact us today to book an appointment!

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