Worried about unwanted hair and dreading the upcoming waxing appointment? Depilation, or hair removal, is traditionally done by waxing, hair-removal creams, or shaving. While waxing can be painful and uncomfortable, shaving is pain-free. However, both methods are temporary. If you’re on the lookout for a semi-permanent method, the ideal solution is laser hair removal.

The Depilatory Effects of Laser Hair Removal

The process of laser hair removal involves exposure to controlled pulses of laser energy directed at the hair follicles. The principle of laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), wherein the hair follicle is selectively heated until it is damaged.

Melanin, the chromophore that decides the intensity of hair color, is present in the hair follicle. Light is readily absorbed by dark-colored substances like melanin. By matching the laser’s wavelength and pulse duration to the melanin, only the targeted follicles are affected without damaging the surrounding area.

With repeated exposure and follicle disruption, hair density in the treated region is significantly reduced. Hair goes through growth phases, and when hair is in the correct phase, it is able to be targeted for removal.

Candela GentleMax Pro Laser Technology

There are different types of lasers used for hair removal. The first laser to received FDA approval was the ruby laser, approved in 1996. Since then, thanks to technological advances, there are many variations of lasers with different wavelengths and specificities on the market. One such variation is the Candela GentleMax Pro laser.

The GentleMax Pro laser by Candela is a unique, versatile, and easy-to-use laser for hair removal. The device is highly effective for all skin types and tones and is proven to be incredibly precise.

Preparing For Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has zero downtime, making it incredibly convenient. Men and women who have tried this treatment for themselves champion its effectiveness.

Before the start of the procedure, the medical professional will review the candidate’s medical history to rule out any skin disorders or factors that would increase the risk of excessive scarring. Once cleared for treatment, the candidate will arrange a date for the treatment.

There are a few precautions to be taken beforehand. Limit sun exposure and avoid any skin-lightening treatments. It is also best to avoid any hair-removal methods until the date of treatment.

On the day of the procedure, the skin is first shaved to prepare for the procedure. Shaving is the chosen method of hair removal because it removes surface hair while leaving the root intact. A missing root means the laser will not have anything to lock onto.

Laser hair removal will require multiple sittings to achieve best results. With each treatment, there is a noticeable reduction in hair density.

Give Yourself Smooth Hair-Free Skin Today

Those who are considering laser hair removal should look into laser hair-removal treatment at Laser MD Medspa. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an informative consultation, where you will learn more about the treatment process and can ask any questions you may have. If you’re ready for smooth, hair-free legs, it’s time to take the first step.