Laser Hair Removal and What It Can Do for You

Laser hair removal utilizes a concentrated laser light beam to get rid of unwanted hair from various body parts. During treatment, a laser will give off a light beam that will be absorbed by melanin, which is the hair’s pigment. This light energy will be converted to heat in order to damage the hair follicles, which are responsible for producing hair. This will delay or fully inhibit the growth of hair.

The most suitable candidates for laser hair removal are individuals with dark hair and light skin tones. Only a thorough consultation with one of our dermatologists here at Rocky Mountain Dermatology, Dr. Robert Young or Dr. Jared Heaton, in our North Logan, UT, Brigham, UT, or Washington Terrace, UT, will determine your eligibility for laser hair removal.

Why Opt for Laser Hair Removal

The laser hair removal treatment is used for reducing unwanted hair from the legs, arms, underarms, chin, bikini line, back, and upper lip. But it’s likewise possible to rid virtually any body area of unwanted hair, except around the eyes. Take note that your specific skin type and hair color will influence the procedure’s success. Your hair’s pigment, not your skin’s pigment, must absorb the laser light to ensure that it will only damage your hair follicles and not your skin.

What to Expect with Laser Hair Removal

In general, the procedure will require two up to six sessions with your dermatologist in our North Logan, UT, Brigham, UT, or Washington Terrace, UT, office. Treating a big area like the back may require an hour per session, while a smaller area like your upper lip may only require several minutes.

The time between sessions will likewise vary based on the treatment site. On locations where hair grows rapidly, like the upper lip, you may need to go in for sessions every four to six weeks. For areas like the back, where hair growth is generally slower, sessions are typically spaced every 12 to 16 weeks.

Laser Hair Removal Results

It’s crucial to note that your hair won’t fall out right away, but will shed gradually for days or weeks after the procedure. This is why repeated and consistent treatments are required since hair loss and growth happen naturally in a cycle. Additionally, laser hair removal is most effective with hair follicles that are in the stages of early growth.

Results also vary widely from one person to another, but the majority of people experience permanent removal or years of being hair-free. Likewise, while the treatment does not guarantee permanent results. if hair regrows, it is typically sparser, lighter, and finer. Some people may also require maintenance sessions spaced six months to one year apart for best results.

Need More Details on Laser Hair Removal? Call Us

Dial (435) 787-0560 or (801) 827-9100 to reach Rocky Mountain Dermatology and schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists, Dr. Robert Young or Dr. Jared Heaton in our North Logan, UT, Brigham, UT, or Washington Terrace, UT, location.

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