Like many of the other nonsurgical procedures offered in our practice, for example skin resurfacing and removal of spider vessels or brown spots and hair removal uses high-energy electromagnetic waves to accomplish the treatment. (When these waves that are generated by our lasers can be seen with the naked eye they are simply called “light waves”). If we think of the pigmentation in hair as targets we need to apply the right frequency of electromagnetic energy to them for the best treatments. We currently have eight different lasers or Intense Pulse Light (IPL) devices in our office offering the latest advanced technology to meet the needs of our many clients.
Laser Hair Removal
With hair removal the optical target is the pigmentation (melanin) in the hair. For this reason there must be hair in the follicle so the client cannot pluck or wax for the two weeks before treatment but simply shave the hair with a razor prior to their appointment. Also because we need to have a dark hair in the follicle, patients with the darkest hair and fairest skin have the best results but even those with the darkest skin types can get an effective treatment with newest technology we have a recently acquired. Those with white or red hair are not candidates. Complications are very rare if pre-and post treatment instructions are followed.