Removing unwanted hair is one of the activities that people least look forward to. The need to constantly shave, wax, or pluck to remove unwanted hair becomes a real hassle after a while. Fortunately, you could free yourself of the need to engage in this tedious activity by undergoing laser hair removal at our office.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a convenient treatment that involves the use of a laser to target hair follicles for destruction to prevent them from growing unwanted hair in the future. A series of quick and simple treatments is all that you may need to set aside your razor.
How Does It Work?
We use a laser to target individual hair follicles and destroy them. The part of your hair called melanin, which produces its color, absorbs the laser energy. We are able to target individual hair follicles or many follicles simultaneously. The treatment is extremely fast, and a small area of treatment could even be completed during a break from your other daily activities.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Generally speaking, those with dark, coarse hair tend to make the best candidates. This is because they have more melanin present in their hair for accurate laser targeting. If your hair is light-colored, you may still be able to undergo the procedure. We can make this determination at your initial consultation.
What Should I Expect During My Procedure?
Our technician adjusts the laser equipment to the required specifications for your individual treatment. A test pulse may be transmitted. Our technician will then direct laser energy into hair follicles in the treatment zone, destroying them and preventing them from growing hair in the future.
Do keep in mind that you will most likely need more than one treatment. This is due to the way that individual hair follicles grow. Each hair follicle has its own independent growth cycle and will happen to be in one of them at the time of treatment while others may be in a different cycle. Only a hair follicle in its growth cycle can be treated. Multiple treatments allow us to catch each follicle in its growth cycle.
If you would like to remove unwanted hair, you owe it to yourself to consider laser hair removal at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, located in Sun City and Redlands. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more information!