Laser hair removal is a convenient, painless and cost-effective option for permanent removal of unwanted hair. No more stubble, bumps, cuts, rashes or ingrown hairs. No more maintenance.
How does laser hair removal work? Gentle pulses of light are used to selectively target pigment at the base of the hair shaft. Absorption of the light disables the hair follicle preventing future hair growth. The surrounding skin absorbs minimal energy and remains unaffected.
How many treatments are needed? Each neighboring hair follicle has an independent growth cycle. This means that the percentage of hairs in one phase at any given time varies for different areas of the body. For this reason, repeated treatments are necessary and are strategically aligned with the active growth phase of hair follicles, as this is the only window of opportunity to achieve permanent results. Most patients report a level of permanent hair loss after 3 to 7 sessions spaced apart every 6 to 8 weeks. Our state-of-the-art equipment is FDA approved and allows for treatments that are short in duration, painless and permanent.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal? There are many factors that will play a significant role in the final results including individual skin condition, skin tone, hair color and especially, one’s overall health. Patients with an untreated hormonal or medical condition should notify the doctor prior to laser hair removal treatments. In many cases, the underlying pathology must be addressed in order to enjoy permanent results. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shell to see if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. Allow us to share with you the freedom and power to look and feel your best.