What is Laser Hair Removal ? And How Does It Work?

Laser hair removal is a standard beauty treatment that has become more popular over the past few years. But getting this treatment at Peninsula Glow Medical Spa has a lot of good points for you. See how the treatment itself can help you with your hair removal concerns. Keep reading on!

About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an excellent option for men and women tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking out hair all the time. Traditional ways to remove hair take a lot of time and money and can cause unwanted side effects.

You don’t want to experience ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and skin irritation. So, the Elite iQ laser at Peninsula Glow Medical Spa is the best way to eliminate hair with a laser. Our Elite iQ laser system can reduce hair on all body parts in a way that lasts.

It is a modern, intelligent aesthetic platform with two wavelengths that can be used for advanced laser hair removal treatments. With the Skintel Melanin Reader, all skin types can get a safer and more effective treatment.

This is the only melanin reader approved by the FDA and can be changed to fit a person’s skin color, lifestyle, and ethnicity.

How it Works Further?

The Elite iQ hair removal setting hurts the bulb of the hair, which stops it from making hair in the future. This permanently reduces the amount of hair. Laser hair removal is a noninvasive method that focuses on the follicles that produce hair.

The Elite iQ sends concentrated energy to the follicle to stop hair growth during a laser hair removal treatment. The pigment absorbs the energy inside the hair follicle in a safe way. Once the energy is taken in, the targeted hair follicle is destroyed.

Since hair grows at different rates in different body parts, you need more than one laser hair removal session to get the best results. Most people will need four to six sessions of treatment.

Apart from its usual benefits, here’s what you can benefit from laser hair removal.

Results That Last

One of the best things about laser hair removal is that the results can last long. Laser hair removal differs from other ways to remove hair, like waxing or shaving, because it can permanently stop hair from growing back in the treated areas.

Laser hair removal can save time for people sick of shaving or waxing their hair daily. With just a few treatments, you can stop hair from growing and no longer have to take care of it every day.

Safe and Effective

Using a laser to eliminate unwanted hair is a safe and effective way. At Peninsula Glow Medical Spa, our skilled technicians use cutting-edge technology to ensure your treatment is safe and effective.

Skin Texture Can Get Better

Losing hair with a laser can also make your skin feel better. After treatment, the skin in the treated area will feel smoother and softer.

Increased Confidence

Finally, laser hair removal can make you feel better and boost your confidence. If you remove unwanted hair, you’ll feel better in your skin and wear the clothes you love without worrying about hair growth.

Who’s The Ideal Candidate?

Laser hair removal is an excellent way for men and women with any skin tone to get rid of unwanted hairs on their bodies for good. The following are traits of people who are good candidates for laser hair removal:

  • Desire permanent hair removal
  • Tired of the usual ways to get rid of hair
  • Those people who will follow aftercare instructions

The treatment can be done almost anywhere on the body, but it is most often done in the following places:

  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Upper Lip
  • Chin
  • Armpits
  • Bikini Lines

As was already said, you will need more than one treatment session to eliminate all your hair. The reason for this is that hair grows in three different stages. The anagen, telogen, and Catagen are all parts of these stages.

Laser hair removal works best during the anagen phase when hair grows the most. During your first meeting with Dr. Stacy Rohrbough, she will talk to you about these stages of hair growth and explain why you need more than one treatment session.

She will also examine your worries and medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.

Things To Remember

A few days before your laser hair removal, you should shave the area where we treat the removal. But as your treatment date gets closer, you should stop using these traditional ways to get rid of hair and avoid lotions and creams.

On The Day of Treatment

On the day of your therapy, we will treat the areas that need to get cleaned, and a local anesthetic may be used to make you feel less pain. The Skintel Melanin Reader will then measure how much melanin is in your skin.

The settings of the Elite iQ device will be changed to fit your skin type. After being set up, we will move the laser device to the places you want to treat. In the anagen phase, when your hair is growing, the melanin in your hair follicles absorbs the laser energy.

The energy turns into heat and destroys the targeted hair follicle, making it unable to grow hair in the future. Laser hair removal is a treatment that most people can handle. When the laser energy is sent out, it feels like a rubber band is being snapped against the skin.

But this feeling doesn’t bother me all that much. Your laser hair removal session will be different lengths depending on how big the area is treated and how many areas need to be treated. A laser hair removal session, on the other hand, usually lasts about 30 minutes.

Schedule Your First Session Today!

No matter what you do, hair will always grow back no matter how often you shave, pluck, or wax. This means you will have to do these traditional methods again and again. But thanks to advances in aesthetic technology, removing hair is now possible.

With Elite iQ’s laser hair removal, you can eliminate unwanted hair and stop worrying about them. If you live in Monterey, California, or one of the nearby towns and want to learn more about laser hair removal at Peninsula Glow Medical Spa, please call us at 831-233-3143 or visit our contact page.

Or you can also explore other services like Emsella, Dermal Fillers, and PDO Thread Lift. See you here in our office today!