Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Over one million treatments are performed annually. This safe and effective treatment has helped both men and women achieve smooth skin and free up time for other activities.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a convenient treatment that targets individual hair follicles for destruction, which prevents hair from growing in that area. The part of you hair containing pigment, medically known as melanin, absorbs the laser energy, which destroys the hair follicle. We are able to treat individual hair follicles very quickly, and many of them can be targeted simultaneously.
Would This Treatment Benefit Me?
If you are tired of constantly needing to wax, shave, or pluck to remove unwanted hair, this treatment may be what you are looking for. Think of all of the time that you’ve spent over the course of your life on these tedious activities. Think of how much time you can free up for more enjoyable activities by undergoing a laser hair removal procedure to remove or reduce unwanted hair in the treatment area.
Things to Do Before and After the Procedure
Avoid prolonged sun exposure for a set amount of time before your treatment since this could limit the effectiveness of the laser. If you are tanned or sunburned, you will need to wait until this clears up. We can give you aftercare instructions to follow as well.
How is the Treatment Performed?
Our technician will adjust the laser equipment according to the needed specifications and perform a test pulse. Laser energy can then be transmitted into hair follicles to destroy them and prevent the growth of unwanted hair in the future.
Why are Multiple Treatments Necessary?
Each individual hair will be growing in a certain growth phase at any given time. Only a hair follicle in its growth phase can be targeted at the time of treatment. Hair follicles in their dormant phase cannot be targeted at that time. Multiple sessions allow us to reach every hair follicle when it happens to be in a growth phase and available for treatment.
To receive more information about laser hair removal, you are invited to schedule a consultation at E Med Spa in the San Diego area. We have two offices in El Cajon and Rancho San Diego. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.