How Laser Hair Removal Works:
During a laser hair removal session, light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. The absorption of this light raises the temperature of the hair follicle. This increased temperature thermally destroys the cells that are responsible for hair regrowth. The power of the light, the wavelength, and the pulse duration all ensure damage to these cells without effecting the rest of the skin. Once the hair follicle has been destroyed, it may take a few weeks before the hair is completely gone from the follicle.
Approximately 20% of body hair is in the active growth stage, called the anagen stage, at any given time. During a hair removal treatment at Midwest Anti-Aging and Med Spa, the hair follicles that are in the anagen stage are the ones that will be destroyed. The hair growth cycle is every 6-8 weeks. We suggest to our clients that treatments are scheduled 6-8 weeks apart to be able to achieve the best permanent hair reduction results. On average, it takes 6-8 treatments for permanent hair removal.
Depending on the size of the treatment area, an average session of laser hair removal can take as little as a few minutes, and up to an hour or more. After each session, the hair in the treated area will appear finer and lighter.
The laser hair removal treatment is virtually painless. After the procedure your skin may be slightly sensitive. If there is irritation, it does not last long.