Hair Reduction

Laser Hair Removal & Reduction Treatment

I want hair free skin.

 

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Lexington, Kentucky

 

Unwanted hair growth can be a constant frustration for both men and women. Shaving, plucking, using hair removal creams, and waxing can all cause irritation, and none of them are long term. For some people, the hair can begin growing back the very day they remove it. Until recently, the only option for hair removal was electrolysis, which can be prohibitively expensive and incredibly painful. With the advent of new laser technology, however, unwanted hair is removed safely, quickly, and affordably, with little or no pain.

 

How does laser hair reduction work?

 

Hair growth is defined by three distinct cycles. Anagen, the first, is the cycle of growth, during which the follicle is active. Catagen is the intermediate cycle, in which growth ceases and the follicle regresses. The third cycle, Telogen, is the dormant cycle, in which hair will shed and fall out. Laser hair removal targets hair in the first cycle, anagen. During treatment, the laser light is absorbed by the hair follicle and converted into heat, damaging the follicle and preventing further growth. Hair cells, even those in close proximity to each other, may not be in the same cycle at the same time. For this reason, several treatments are often needed for laser hair removal to completely remove all hair from an area.

 

During the procedure, the laser will be held over the treatment area, and will pulse for a fraction of a second. Multiple pulses will be administered during each treatment; the number will depend on the area being treated. A small area such as the upper lip or underarm may take a few minutes, while a large area such as the back or legs may take up to an hour or more.

 

Most patients respond well to laser hair reduction, with few or no side effects. However, some patients report minor irritation and redness, though in most cases this disappears within just a few hours.

 

Call 859-268-0082 to schedule an appointment.