Are you tired of the endless cycle of shaving, plucking, and waxing, only to deal with regrowth almost immediately? Laser hair removal offers the chance to achieve soft, smooth skin. It is available from Weston Waxweiler, MD, and Nathan Clever, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, of Southern Skin and Beauty Bar, located in Cumming and Dawsonville, Georgia. When you’re ready to give laser hair removal a try, call the office to book a visit or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.
Laser hair removal is a medical aesthetic treatment that can dramatically reduce unwanted hair growth. To understand how laser hair removal works, it helps to think about how your hair usually grows.
Your body is covered in hair follicles, each of which is shaped like a tunnel that extends downward from the surface of your skin into the deeper layers. At the base of each hair follicle lies a hair root, which generates the cells that stack atop one another to make each hair shaft.
Laser hair removal works by creating heat in the hair root. The laser energy is drawn to the pigment in your hair and concentrated there to produce heat. That heat damages the root, preventing normal regrowth.
Hair grows in distinct cycles, and laser hair removal is only effective during the active growth cycle. The hair across your body is in various stages of these cycles at different times, so it takes multiple treatments to catch unwanted hair in the proper growth cycle.
Laser hair removal can dramatically reduce the amount of unwanted hair in the treatment area. However, your body’s innate healing process is incredibly powerful. Eventually, some of the treated hair roots will begin producing hair. Once you’ve completed your initial round of treatments, annual maintenance treatments can extend your results.
Laser hair removal is an effective tool for eliminating unwanted hair in many areas of your body. Some of the more common treatment areas include:
You can even have laser hair removal on incredibly small areas, like your knuckles or toes. Just let your practitioner know which areas you’d like to treat when you book your visit.
At first glance, laser hair removal might seem like an expensive option. However, when you consider the lasting effects, this investment makes good financial sense.
Razors, waxing strips, depilatory creams, and trips to the salon aren’t free. Those expenses can add up over time, and there’s also the hassle and time spent dealing with unwanted hair, razor rash, and ingrown hairs.
If you’re ready to learn more about laser hair removal, call the office to schedule a visit. Quick and easy online booking is also available.