Are you frustrated by the seemingly endless cycle of shaving, plucking, and waxing unwanted hair, only to deal with almost immediate regrowth? Laser hair removal can help and is available from Venessa Bell, LE, CLT, of Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona. Call or book your visit online today.

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What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a light-based treatment that dramatically reduces unwanted hair growth. It’s a great option for people who want soft, smooth skin without having to spend time shaving, plucking, waxing, or using depilatory creams.

This treatment reduces unwanted hair virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the more popular treatment areas include:

  • Back
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Face

You can even have laser hair removal on tiny areas, like your knuckles or the tops of your toes. Serenity Women’s Care & Medical Aesthetics offers laser hair removal with the GentleMax Pro® system from Candela®, an industry leader in light-based technology.

How does laser hair removal work?

To understand how laser hair removal works, it helps to think about how your body produces hair. Your skin is covered in thousands of hair follicles, which act as tiny channels into the deeper layers of your skin.

A root lies at the base of each follicle, and produces living cells that stack atop one another to create individual hair shafts. By the time these shafts move through your scalp, the cells are no longer alive, which is why it doesn’t hurt to shave or cut your hair.

Laser hair removal works by using concentrated beams of light to create heat deep within each hair follicle. The pigment in your hair attracts the laser light, so only follicles that contain hair receive treatment.

The heat produced during laser hair removal damages the root, prohibiting normal regrowth. Because hair grows in cycles and laser hair removal is most effective during the active growth phase, it takes multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.

Isn’t laser hair removal expensive?

At first glance, laser hair removal might seem like an expensive option. However, viewed over time, the expense of this treatment makes good financial sense.

To begin, all those razors, shaving creams, wax strips, and salon visits aren’t free. Those expenses add up over time. There’s also the value of your time to consider, and laser hair removal frees you from daily hair removal tasks and handling razor rash or ingrown hair.

If you’d like more information about how laser hair removal works and what it can do for you, schedule a visit online or over the phone today.