What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal, also known as permanent hair reduction, is a very popular procedure for both women and men. It utilizes a laser or intense pulse light device which targets the hair follicles and permanently destroys them. Since hair grows in phases, and there are only certain phases which enable the follicle to be destroyed, multiple treatments are required. This is true regardless of the device used.
The most suitable candidate for laser hair removal are patients with lighter skin and dark hair. But patients of all skin types can be treated effectively.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Unwanted hair can be removed from almost all parts of the body. The procedure is relatively painless and both men and women can enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal. Women normally want hair removed from the upper lip, chin, under arms, bikini area, and the legs, whereas men can have their unwanted chest hair and back hair removed.
Since hair grows in cycles, patients who opt for permanent hair reduction will have to undergo more than one treatment session. During the consultation, the patient will be advised on the approximate number of laser hair removal treatments that are needed to achieve the final result. With each consecutive treatment, patients will notice less hair growing back. Normally the patients who undergo the treatment will receive their satisfactory results after six to eight treatments.
Laser hair removal is a very popular procedure. It not only makes a person feel comfortable and confident, but also more attractive. Both men and women who want to have their appearance uplifted through permanent hair reduction should schedule a consultation at Southeastern Dermatology in Knoxville, TN.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of laser hair removal depends on the number of treatments. The size of the treament area and the response to the treatment are factors.