Laser Hair Removal Overview
As the name implies, this procedure calls upon lasers to remove hair from your body. El Paso Cosmetic Surgery uses the Lumenis LightSheer Duet Laser and the Cynosure Vectus Laser for laser hair removal. Your skin is prepared for the treatment, usually with a cooling gel applied. From here, the laser device is calibrated and passed over the treatment area.
As this happens, laser energy is converted into heat, which is absorbed by the hair follicles in their growth stage. The follicles absorb all of the heat until they break down and are destroyed. As the follicle is removed, it stops the hair from growing back. Numerous treatments are needed for one area to ensure all the follicles have been removed. Only a few are active in the growth stage at any given time, hence the need for repeat treatments.
How Long Will Laser Hair Removal Last?
Because hair follicles are being destroyed, the hair will not grow back. Initially, it might result in the slowing down of follicular growth, but regular appointments will stop it completely. As such, laser hair removal is considered a permanent solution to body hair as the results can last forever.
However, this is only possible when the right type of laser hair removal technology is used. By using a combination of the LightSheer and Vectus lasers, we can target the cells responsible for follicular hair growth without damaging surrounding healthy skin. This leads to better results that are permanent!