Laser hair removal is one of the most efficient and long lasting ways to deal with unwanted body hair. The team at Elan Premier Aesthetics give Havre De Grace, Maryland patients a way to eliminate hair for the long term with the Starlux laser treatment system.
At Elan Premier Aesthetics, laser hair removal is done with the StarLux system. This system is designed to send a beam of very concentrated light into the hair shafts. This light burns the hair follicle, making the pigment inside break into many tiny pieces. This pigment, which is then invisible to the human eye due to its microscopic size, will then pass into the blood to be removed from the body. After the hair follicles have been burned in this way, they're no longer able to create new hair.
People who are tired of shaving, waxing, and using other methods of hair removal may be excellent candidates for laser hair removal. People with dark hair and light complexions are the best candidates for laser hair removal, however lighter shades of hair can be treated as well.
Every person is different, so the number of appointments will vary. Most people need 4-8 appointments to completely address the treatment area. Laser hair removal is done in phases because hair grows in phases. The laser can only target hair when it's in the anagen phase (when the hair is actively growing.) When the hair is in the early growing phase (early anagen phase,) the regressing phase (the catagen phase) or the resting phase (the telogen phase,) the laser can't be used. This means that treatments are usually spaced around 4 weeks apart.
After a laser hair removal session, there may be some minor redness and soreness in the treatment area. Soothing gels such as aloe vera can provide effective relief. Patients should avoid sun exposure immediately after having a laser hair removal treatment, and use a high SPF sunscreen for sun protection in the future as well.
Laser hair removal is a very effective way to reduce or eliminate hair long term. Most people see a major reduction of regrowth in the long term. However, major changes in the body, for example, hormone surges, could cause new hair to grow.