With laser hair removal, a high-intensity beam of light is directed within the hair follicles. The intense heat of the laser causes destruction of the hair follicle and a breakup of the pigment within the follicle. The microscopic pieces of pigment then move into the blood and will be eliminated naturally from the body. Because the hair follicles are too damaged to grow new hair, regrowth will not occur in the treated areas. Laser hair removal is done in stages because hair grows in cycles. At each appointment, the next cycle of hair will be removed until the treatment area is completely hair free. Throw out your razors and ditch the tweezers, creams, and waxing. Laser hair removal lasts forever! Call today to learn more.
Laser treatments are well suited to a variety of skin problems, including acne, rosacea, spider veins, pigmentation, age spots, and rough texture. The laser can target undesirable skin pigment by breaking it up into microscopic pieces. Acne is addressed by sending laser light into the deeper layers of the skin. This destroys the bacteria that is causing the acne to develop. Lasers can also help with a variety of other skin issues, as they can stimulate the skin to start making new collagen and elastin.
Laser treatment is non-invasive, and thus the treatment requires no recovery time. Some people may feel a mild warming sensation during their laser treatment, but this is usually not difficult or uncomfortable. After a laser treatment, the doctor will provide patients with a list of precautionary measures. This usually includes avoiding the sun when possible, using sunscreen when outdoors, avoiding sun lamps and tanning beds, and using a high-quality moisturizing cream in the treatment area. If patients wish to return to their work or other usual activities after a laser treatment, they can usually do so right away.
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