At Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery we remove unwanted hair with the most advanced laser technology for patients in the Phoenix and Goodyear, AZ areas. We are able to offer more effective treatments because we use 2 different laser technologies that enable us to remove unwanted hair of varying texture on ALL skin types. Laser hair removal offers a long-term solution for those wishing to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair.
Treatment can be done on most areas including, but not limited to all facial hair such as the upper lip and chin, as well as the body including the legs, arms, bikini line, back, chest, abdomen and more. This safe treatment is performed by our licensed medical aestheticians who have been trained and certified in the latest laser hair removal techniques in Phoenix and Goodyear, AZ.
How does laser hair removal work?
A laser produces a beam of light that is highly concentrated. The light produced by the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. The laser is applied for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling the hair follicles to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s growth. Although the FDA has approved several types of laser for permanent hair reduction, results can vary. An individual’s metabolism, hormonal level, hair quality and number of hair follicles can all affect the outcome. Furthermore, hair goes through a standard growth cycle in three stages: the anagen, or growing phase; the telogen, or resting phase; and the catagen, or transitional phase. During the growing phase, hair is susceptible to the laser’s energy, but during the resting and transitional phases, it is resistant. At any one time, varying percentages of body hair will be in each of the three phases, which is why a series of treatment sessions is recommended for significant reduction/permanent removal.
Is laser hair removal painful?
The laser treatment is not painful but patients will experience a brief tingling sensation. Most patients state that waxing is more uncomfortable than laser hair removal.
How long do the treatments take?
Laser Hair Removal treatment times vary depending on the size of the area being treated, and the particular application technique being used. A smaller area such as the upper lip may take as little as fifteen minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to an hour.
How many treatments are required?
Since the laser affects only those hairs in the active growth stage, and not all hairs will be in this stage at the same time, several treatments will be needed to effectively remove all the hair from one area. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled at 4 to 6 week intervals. By this time you will probably begin to notice the re-growth of hairs that were previously in the resting stage or fall out stage. Typically a minimum of five treatments are necessary to achieve the desired result. After the full series of treatments is carried out, patients can expect to be free from the annoyance of waxing and shaving for several years.