Hair Removal

IMG_1057-sm Unwanted hair is one of the biggest reasons people seek cosmetic laser skincare centers. Waxing and shaving becomes cumbersome on a daily basis. There are certain problems that are specific to certain types of hair especially for many people with darker skin types. A condition called pseuofolliculitis barbi is a condition which occurs when facial hair that is thick and curly is shaved. As the hair shaft grows back, it can create micro injury to the hair follicles creating painful elevated areas on the skin also known as beard bumps. Skin of color subjected to this repeated trauma can have additional problems of skin discoloration called hyperpigmentation. Simply reducing the hair growth with high quality lasers or other medical energy devices can significantly reduce this problem.

All laser hair reduction devices are not the same. Certain wavelengths or light treatments such as IPL may be too aggressive for darker skin types. This is why it is so important to consult with a trained professional before treatment is initiated. Once the proper treatment is discussed, depending on your skin type, you will be amazed to see your unwanted hair become drastically reduced.

legs_waxingBeware of anybody that promises total hair removal. Hair on different areas of the body are more easily reduced but never removed permanently. Underarm hair responds quicker to laser hair reduction than other areas of the body that other areas. This is directly related to the hair growth cycle. No two hair zones are the same. When discussing your treatment with your skin care professional you will find that your treatment schedules may vary between four to six weeks apart. The hair is only affected by the light energy while it is in its growth phase. That is why it is important to be serious about returning for your regularly scheduled.