Laser hair removal is a safe and reliable way to get rid of unwanted hair without involving cosmetic surgery or other invasive techniques. Unlike traditional hair removal techniques, which typically yield only short-term benefits, laser hair removal produces longer lasting and more aesthetically appealing results.
During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will discuss all aspects of laser hair removal procedure, including its estimated longevity of results. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides laser hair removal to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.
‘Permanent’ Hair Removal
Although ‘permanent’ hair removal is a misnomer in case of laser hair treatment, but the most sustainable hair removal outcomes can still be achieved with laser treatment. The procedure of laser hair removal involves the use of focused beams of light energy that reduce the hair follicles underneath the skin. This means the targeted hair gets removed from the deep roots.
However, different hairs in an area are likely to be in different stages of their growth cycle. This implies that some of the hair will not be damaged by the laser treatment and will continue to grow. As a result, the patient will require a series of laser treatment sessions to reduce individual hairs during their growth cycles. Some hair may even then eventually grow back.
On the whole, a patient can expect a marked reduction in the appearance of unwanted hair after six to eight treatment sessions. Thereafter, any minor hair re-growth can be managed with touch-up treatments every six to 12 months. Unlike plastic surgery, the treatments with laser can be performed in-office, and do not involve any significant discomfort or downtime.
According to studies cited by the Mayo Clinic, an astute candidate for laser hair removal may achieve 20 to 90 percent reduction in hair counts over the course of treatment. Eminent hair removal experts term laser hair removal as a method of permanent hair reduction, and not a method of permanent hair removal.
Factors Affecting Longevity of Results
The type of skin and hair that a patient has will influence their longevity of laser hair removal results. The procedure is most effective when the laser beams can focus on a difference in pigment, such as dark hair erupting from light skin. The pigment absorbs the concentrated light, which means that people with light colored hair will not achieve the best results with laser.
The natural structure of an individual’s hair and natural growth rates of their hair will make a difference to how long the results of laser hair removal may last. The length of time that a patient can maintain the treatment results will also vary. If laser hair removal is not ideally compatible with an individual’s natural physicality, they may require more than average number of treatment sessions, or the unwanted hair in their case may only be treatable with a specific type of laser technology.
Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and other cities around this major American city for laser hair removal and various other procedures. If you would like more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada plastic surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards please contact us at 702.870.7070
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