How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser Hair Removal is a light-based technology that uses pulses of light to remove unwanted hair. This light-based treatment uses full-spectrum and low-range infrared light to target the melanin found in hair and skin. Melanin is found in higher concentrations around the base of the hair follicle. Heat is generated by the light being absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying the papilla – which is what creates hair growth. Typically two weeks post treatment, the hair will be shed, leaving smooth and stubble-free skin. The goal is to permanently disable the hair follicle, preventing future regrowth. Multiple treatments are sometimes necessary to achieve the desired result in certain areas.

Can Anyone Get Laser Hair Removal?

With our newest technology – DiolazeXL, most clients are able to undergo laser hair removal. Unlike older technology, DiolazeXL treats skin types 1-6, however a consultation may be necessary to ensure this treatment will be safe and effective for each individual skin type. As light-based treatments target the darkened pigment of the hair follicle, it is ineffective against gray and blonde hair.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Short answer – Yes! Mostly. Laser hair removal can permanently and forever remove unwanted hair, however biology can be tricky. Those who are under the age of 30 can sometimes experience hair regrowth in the underarm and bikini area. Additionally, individuals with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can experience hair regrowth in areas typically associated with the syndrome, usually the face and/or abdomen. Each individual is different and will respond differently to treatment and while hair may come back in certain circumstances, it is most always permanently ridden after several treatments. Patients can expect, on average, a 70% or greater reduction in hair after two treatment sessions and increasing with subsequent treatments.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Most patients find Laser Hair Removal to be slightly uncomfortable while some feel nothing at all. Discomfort is experienced more or less depending on the area of treatment. The DiolazeXL has a built-in cooling mechanism and we also use a special treatment gel to greatly improve treatment comfort. This newest technology is much more comfortable and significantly less painful than previous tech. Any pain that is experienced, however, is very brief.

The certified aestheticians at Restorations Medical Spa pride themselves on providing only the most advanced technology and techniques. With regular continuing education, we take aesthetic care very seriously. Restorations Medical Spa is the top Laser Hair Removal treatment provider in Bartlesville and surrounding areas. Call our office to set up a free consultation to determine if Laser Hair Removal is the right choice for your beauty goals. Our number is 918-331-2329.