Laser hair removal is a common treatment that permanently reduces the growth of unwanted hair. Usually addressing areas on the lower face or body, the hairline specifically has become a more popular treatment area as of late.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian had her hairline altered with laser hair removal a few years back, and it’s quite remarkable to see what a difference it made. As you can see before, baby hairs in the front left her hairline looking irregular and asymmetrical. After the treatment though, she obtained a cleaner, more uniform look.
“The hairline is important, it really frames the face” says Lisa S. Ball, NP nurse Lauren Paella. “I have a lot of patients lately wanting to come in to even out their hairline, it really can make a big difference.”
For laser hair removal in general, most areas need a minimum of 6-12 treatments. When it comes to the hairline however, a few more treatments are needed. This is because the hair there is much denser than others. Treatments are usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart until the hair growth cycle starts to slow. After that, maintenance treatments are done twice a year or until the patient is satisfied. It is also important to avoid sun exposure pre and post treatment.
As an effective option for reshaping the hairline, laser hair removal provides patients with optimal results. If you are interested in learning more about the process or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact our office today.
Body hair maintenance and removal has been commonplace among men and women alike for years. Having smooth, hairless areas on the body is ideal for many people. With recent advancements, specifically with laser treatment, the popularity and prevalence of hair removal has increased dramatically.
First introduced to the public in the mid 1990s, laser hair removal is a technique that uses beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the dark pigment (melanin) within the hair follicles destroying them on contact. This causes a permanent reduction in the overall amount of hair growth. Due to the cycles that hair grows in, repeated treatments are necessary to effectively eliminate the hair follicles.
After treatment you may notice redness, sensitivity, small bumps (resembling shave bumps), but that will resolve on it’s own rather quickly. Most of the lasers used for this kind of treatment are equipped with a cooling device that reduces the discomfort from the laser light. With treatment done typically every four to six weeks, patients may need up to twelve treatments to see the full results.
Possessing precision and speed, laser treatment has proved to be the most effective and efficient means for hair removal. If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact our office today.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that removes unwanted hair from various areas on the body using a laser. The treatment is performed by an experienced medical provider and is an outpatient procedure. The laser used is an intense flashing light applied to the area being treated. The beam penetrates the epidermis to reach the hair follicle where it reduces future growth. Laser hair removal is an effective means of slowing the growth process, and in some cases permanently stops new hair growth. For permanent results multiple sessions are required and results are never guaranteed. It is important to note that different skin pigments and hair colors produce different results.
Common Areas Treated With Laser Hair Removal
Upper & Lower Lip
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a relatively safe and effective alternative to shaving, tweezing, waxing or electrolysis. This cosmetic procedure is one of the most common for many reasons. It is likely to produce expected results, the procedure is quick and easy and most of your body can be treated. By choosing this method of hair removal you will experience an incomparable reduction of hair growth with minimal side effects. The process is short, when compared to electrolysis, and generally more cost effective. Laser hair removal not only removes the hair, but it also decreases stubble and continued growth.
Who Can Be Treated for Laser hair Removal?
Laser hair removal can be treated on a variety of people. Patients vary in age starting at 13 and can be male or female. Laser treatment works on a many different skin colors, but, it is generally ineffective on grey, red and light blonde hair.
The LightSheer Duet is an efficient hair removal device that provides fast and effective results for permanent hair growth reduction. It uses a vacuum assist technology to improve the speed of the procedure. It is ideal for treating larger areas, such as the back, which with other devices would be time consuming. It also works well on smaller areas.
Lisa S. Ball, NP in Buffalo, NY offers laser hair removal to all of WNY! For more information on laser hair removal click here or call us today. We look forward to working with you!