If you are like many people, you are tired of constantly needing to shave, pluck, or wax to remove unwanted hair in areas like your face, arms, legs, and underarms. A technique called laser hair removal has helped millions of men and women to free up time that was once spent on this tedious activity. Just a few fast treatments are all that is needed for the long-lasting removal of unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal involves the use of a laser that is able to target individual hair follicles that produce unwanted hair. It has the ability to treat many hair follicles simultaneously. The melanin, or pigment-producing part of your hair, absorbs the laser energy, destroying the hair follicle.
To get the most out of your laser hair removal procedure, it is necessary to take certain measures before and after your treatment. You should avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear sunscreen in the days before and after your treatment. Do not pluck, wax, or undergo electrolysis since the procedure requires the presence of hair follicles for laser targeting.
Your procedure begins when our practitioner shaves down the hair in the treatment area to a level just above the surface of your skin. You and our practitioner may then don protective eye wear before the laser is activated. Our technician will adjust the laser equipment to your individual specifications and test it to ensure that it is working properly. Laser energy will then be directed into hair follicles in the treatment area. This thermal energy will destroy each hair follicle and prevent the growth of unwanted hair.
Multiple Treatments for Permanent Hair Removal
You will need several treatment sessions for the permanent removal of hair. This is because each individual hair follicle grows in a certain cycle at any given time. A hair in its growth phase has a hair present for laser targeting. Hair follicles in a dormant phase have shed their hair, and the laser will not be able to target them at that time. Undergoing multiple treatments ensures that we catch every hair follicle when it happens to be in its growth phase for proper laser targeting.
If you feel that you would benefit from a laser hair removal procedure, or would like to receive more information, please reach out to us today to begin the process of permanently retiring your razor. Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre is conveniently located in Delta, but we also serve residents in the surrounding areas of Surrey, Langley, and White Rock. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!