Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Unfortunately traditional removal routines can be tedious, painful and expensive over time. Shaving may last a day, waxing a couple of weeks, but neither last forever. You can trust Dr. George Allen at Nu U Laser Centers to give you the permanent relief of laser hair removal.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser light is attracted to the pigment in hair follicles. The laser beam passes through the skin and is absorbed in the hair follicle residing underneath the skin’s surface. The laser energy then destroys the follicle with the heat that it generates. Destroyed hairs are then either dissolved within the skin or rejected by the body within two to three weeks. Patients with light brown to black hair can see the best hair removal results with this treatment. However, certain hair colors do not contain enough pigment to be effectively treated, so men and women with blonde, gray, white or red hair may not achieve the same degree of hair removal results.
How many laser hair removal procedures will be needed?
Laser hair removal procedures impair the growth of hair follicles when they are in the growth cycle at the time of the procedure. There are three phases of hair growth cycle: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. This is why you need more than one procedure. Most people require approximately four to six procedures to have desired results they are looking for. Call us today for a free consultation with Dr. George Allen to see if you are a candidate for laser hair removal and soon you too can be free of your unwanted hair.
If you have been thinking about laser hair removal there are a few things you should know. Avoid indoor or outdoor tanning and the use of self-tanning products for approximately four weeks. You must thoroughly shave your hair preferably one day prior to the procedure. Do not wax, tweeze dye hair or have electrolysis two weeks prior to the procedure. Avoid skin care products with irritants such as Glycolic Acid or Retin-A in the procedure area for about a week.
Lasting treatment for removing that frustrating, unwanted hair is possible at Nu U Laser Centers in the Portland Metro areas as well as Vancouver Washington. For women and men who have endured the hassle of removing unwanted hair with temporary methods, laser hair removal is a refreshing alternative. Feel confident that after a small series of sessions with Dr. George Allen and our talented team at Nu U Laser Centers, you’ll have the smooth, hair free skin you have always wanted.