If you’re tired of the time, hassle, and irritation of continually shaving, plucking, or waxing your unwanted hair, don’t despair! Laser hair removal (LHR) can handle the job with no muss and no fuss.
At ENVY Skin Clinic, our certified laser specialist relies on the Triton laser system by InMode® to remove unwanted hair from just about any place on your body, including the full bikini area and the buttocks. If you’re concerned about hair “down there,” we have the solution for you whenever you’re ready to start.
Why laser hair removal?
Plucking, waxing, and shaving only remove part of the hairs in each follicle, so they can easily regenerate. Lasers, on the other hand, destroy the follicles themselves, preventing hair from coming back.
Lasers produce a focused beam of light at a specific wavelength. When used for hair removal, the laser light is absorbed by the melanin pigment in the hairs. There, the light energy is converted into heat energy, which damages the hair follicles. That prevents, or severely delays, new hair growth.
LHR only targets hairs in the active growth phase (anagen), which is about 20% of the total amount of hair. That means you’ll need several sessions, spaced a few weeks apart, for each treatment area to ensure all the active follicles have been inactivated.
LHR can be used successfully on all skin types, but it’s most effective for people with light skin and dark hair. Dark hair is usually best because it contains the most melanin; light skin contains less melanin, so the treatment doesn’t damage the skin around the follicles.
However, since the Triton laser system contains two lasers at different wavelengths — the 755 nm Alexandrite and the 1064 nm Nd:YAG — it can treat nearly any skin type quickly and safely.
Unlike other hair removal methods, which need to tackle one hair shaft/follicle at a time and can be extremely time-consuming, lasers treat many hairs at once. In fact, the laser can treat a quarter-sized area every second. Small areas like the upper lip take less than a minute to treat, while large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Where can you remove hair with lasers?
The most sought-after areas for hair removal include:
- Upper lip
And, yes, you can remove hair “down there.” The bikini area and the buttocks are also popular areas to treat.
All told, you can remove unwanted hair from almost any place on the body, except for the eyelids and the surrounding area, where the skin is extremely delicate.
If you have unwanted hair and are tired of the constant shaving or plucking, laser hair removal may be the right option for you. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation with a laser specialist, call Pure Touch Skin Center at either location, or send us a message online today.