Zapping the Hair Permanently
- Posted on: Jul 15 2020
Unwanted hair is like that uncle from Arkansas who keeps visiting during the holidays. No matter what you do, it just keeps coming back. You shave, pluck, wax, and use napalm-like creams to remove the stuff but then two or three weeks later there it is again.
Why don’t you get rid of the hair for good by letting our team at Dr. Lipton’s put our YAG and Alexandrite lasers on the job? Although it’s summer in Lewisville, this is a good time to start the process, as it will take multiple sessions to permanently remove the amount of hair you seek.
Laser hair removal is popular
Year in and year out, laser hair removal is the most popular cosmetic treatment performed in the United States. That’s because it works very well and it’s easy. Laser hair removal is great on the underarms, face, bikini line, legs, back, and other areas of the body. The only areas we cannot remove hair is inside the ears and on the male genitalia. Everywhere else, be it your underarms or bikini line or the beard for you guys, is perfect for laser hair removal.
How it gets rid of the hair
There are two keys to removing hair permanently — laser energy and the hair follicle. For permanent hair removal, the hair follicle’s bulb, bulge, and papilla must be destroyed. The vehicle is laser energy. The melanin in hair is the target for the laser energy, so different wavelengths are used for different hair colors. For this reason, laser hair removal isn’t as effective on light blond or gray hair.
The laser energy travels down the hair shaft into the follicle, and the heat then damages the follicle so it can no longer produce hair. Sometimes, if the follicle isn’t fully disabled, hair growth function can return in a few months or more.
Timing is important
People wonder why you can’t zap the hair once and have it gone forever. The problem is timing. Only actively growing hair responds well to laser treatments because the hair has the most melanin in that phase, and it is still actively anchored in the hair follicle. But in addition to the anagen (active growth) phase, there are telogen (no growth), and catagen (hair ejection) phases. The hairs across your body are in different phases at different times. Plus, different areas of the body have more hairs in anagen phases than others, because hair growth is more important in those areas.
Trust our expertise
Laser hair removal requires expertise in wavelength selection, fluency, pulse duration, and cooling in order to effectively remove unwanted hair with the most comfort for you. Our team at Dr. Lipton’s has extensive training and experience with our lasers and their use to ensure your successful end result.
Ready to ditch the razors and wax? Call us at (972) 420-0023 and set up a laser hair removal consultation.
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