Are you tired of the endless cycle of dealing with unwanted hair? If so, laser hair removal is something to consider. It’s one of the many services available at Rejuv by Stages in Orange City, Florida. Under the leadership of Sandra Dee, MD, the Rejuv by Stages team can help you say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to softer, smoother skin. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to get started.
Laser hair removal is a treatment that reduces the amount of hair that you simply don’t want. The process works by harnessing the power of concentrated light. To understand laser hair removal, it helps to think about how your hair grows.
Each hair on your body originates from a hair follicle, a tiny sac or pocket in your skin. At the base of each hair follicle lies a root that’s nourished by tiny blood vessels. The root creates hair cells that stack and lengthen.
Your hair cells are alive while they are deep within your follicles, but by the time they emerge from your skin, those cells are dead. That’s why it doesn’t hurt to get a haircut or shave.
Hair grows in cycles, including an active growth phase, resting phase, and shedding phase. It’s because laser hair removal is most effective during the active growth phase that you need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results.
Each hair contains a pigment called melanin, which gives your hair its distinct color. Laser hair removal works by directing a concentrated beam of light to the melanin in your hair. The light is converted into heat, which damages the hair root and inhibits future hair growth.
Laser hair removal should rightfully be called laser hair reduction. After a series of treatments, the laser will have targeted most of your hairs in their active growth cycle. You’ll see a dramatic reduction in hair growth from that point forward.
Over time, some of the treated hair follicles may begin to grow new hair. Periodic maintenance treatments can address that regrowth and keep your skin smooth and hair-free.
Everyone’s body reacts differently to laser hair removal. During your initial consultation, your Rejuv by Stages practitioner will estimate the number of treatments you’ll need and discuss the spacing of those appointments.
Laser hair removal does require an up-front investment, but there is a great deal of value in this hair-reduction approach. To begin, all those razors, depilatory creams, wax strips, shaving creams, and salon visits aren’t free. Those costs can really add up over time, especially if you’re using high-quality products.
There is also the value of your time to consider. Traditional hair-removal efforts take time, and the results are short-lived. You also have to deal with razor burn, ingrown hairs, and skin irritation. Laser hair removal delivers lasting results with none of these issues and requires just a few visits to Rejuv by Stages.
To learn more about laser hair removal, book a consultation today, online or by phone.