Laser Hair Removal: A Brief Guide to How It Works

Laser Hair Removal: A Brief Guide to How It Works

July 22, 2022 - by Ron Neurauter - in Laser Hair Removal

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You would have a hard time finding someone who doesn’t have at least some hair in a place they don’t want it. If regular hair removal from unsightly areas is a fact of life for you, it’s important to know that you have options available that can help. Long-term hair removal used to be much more difficult, but with modern technology the process has become easier by a wide margin. Removing hair through the use of lasers has been continually developing over many years. Explore this brief guide on how laser hair removal works so you can learn about this fascinating process.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

What makes laser hair removal different than other hair removal options is how it impacts your hair follicles. Rather than remove the surface hair you can see, like shaving does, or simply rip them out like waxing does, laser hair removal goes deep into skin to affect the follicles that produce your hair. So, not only does laser hair removal get rid of hair, but it also prevents your hair follicles from growing any hair back. While laser hair removal isn’t always permanent, it does get rid of unwanted hair and keeps it from growing back for a very long time.

What Happens During the Procedure?

Laser hair removal is a remarkable procedure when you look at it on a micro level. The light that forms the laser beam that we use is attracted to the pigment in your hair. Your hair’s pigment will draw the laser’s light all the way down into your hair follicles. The light from the laser will get converted into heat, which damages the hair follicle, preventing it from being able to grow any more hair.

Your hair has three major stages it goes through as it grows: initial growth, resting, and shedding. Laser hair removal can only affect hair that is in its growth phase, which is why this procedure often takes multiple sessions to finish.

Factors That Affect Hair Removal Efficacy

Many different factors can affect your laser hair removal. Basic factors such as your sex and age play a part, but your hair and skin’s qualities are important, too. Originally, laser hair removal could only be successfully performed on people with lighter skin and darker hair. While people with these traits tend to get the best results from laser hair removal, advances in laser technology have made it much easier to treat people with all different skin tones, hair colors, and hair textures.

We hope this brief guide to how laser hair removal works has made it easy to see how incredible this procedure is. Here at Fab Med Spa, we offer certified laser hair removal services that don’t waste your time and get you great results. Book your first session today to get started!

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