The Science Behind Laser Hair Reduction

Published on September 20, 2018

Laser hair removal has become a preferred method of hair removal, outdoing traditional alternatives such as plucking, waxing, and shaving. This is because it is an innovative cosmetic treatment that is far more convenient, less messy, and more importantly, permanent. Unlike traditional methods, the results of laser hair removal last much longer than traditional hair removal methods, making it a worthwhile option.

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair. No matter how popular this treatment is, however, it is always a good idea to learn more about what the process entails before you jump into it.

The Laser Hair Reduction Treatment Process

The laser technology used to perform the procedure works by targeting your hair follicles. The laser, which is a concentrated beam of light, moves over your skin to target the desired area. When this happens, the melanin present in your hair starts to absorb this concentrated beam of light.

This heats up the surface and eventually causes damages the hair follicles. Since the follicle itself is targeted, it becomes almost impossible for hair to grow back within the standard duration. This is why laser hair removal provides long-lasting results. Another benefit of this treatment is its safety. The surrounding treatment area is left unharmed after it is completed

The laser hair removal treatment isn’t advised for people with darker skin due to the melanin present in their skin. The same applies to people with tattoos as well. However, there are certain devices that can overcome this barrier to treat tattooed or dark-skinned individuals.

Multiple Treatment Sessions are Required for the Best Results

It can take almost two years for the actual goal of proper hair reduction to be achieved with LSR. There is a reason for this. You see, hair doesn’t always grow at the same rate. With laser hair removal, you only target the hair that is already growing. This leaves out the new hair that’s on its way to replace the lost hair. So, you need to get that treated as well.

Plus, each treated area requires an interval of 4 to 10 weeks before it can be treated again. Patients undergoing the treatment can expect to undergo a series of sessions to get the best results. The number depends on the amount of hair that needs to be removed and how thick it is. The doctor performing the treatment can help provide specific information on the amount of sessions needed and when they can be scheduled.

Areas That can be Treated with Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a highly effective treatment and very precise. It can help get rid of hair in different areas of the body without a problem. Common treatment areas include the:

• Chin
• Cheek
• Back
• Legs
• Bikini line
• Hands
• Arms

Not having to commit to a shaving or waxing routine will help you save time and money. You’ll no longer have to by all those products for the smooth and gorgeous skin you desire. You can also say goodbye to the irritation that comes with all of it.

Laser Hair Removal is Comfortable

Patients undergoing the treatment might experience a mild tingling sensation, but there is no significant pain associated with the treatment. Since it is non-invasive, patients can also feel great knowing that they can return to their normal daily activities soon after it is over. Keeping the skin protected with sunscreen is highly advised.

Contact Our Office

Interested in getting rid of all that excess hair keeping your skin hidden? Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raymond Lee to learn more about laser hair removal and the benefits it can provide.


Newport Beach  PH. 949 706 2277

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