Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted Body Hair?
Laser Hair Removal for the Bikini Area
Bikini hair removal is one of the most popular areas because it offers a quick solution to daily shaving and irritation. Many patients say it helps them feel more feminine and less self-conscious.
Laser Hair Removal for Underarm Hair
Laser hair removal is perfect for this area. Underarm hair is a great place to begin with laser hair removal. If you like the results, you may decide to have treatment on other areas of your body.
Laser Hair Removal for Leg Hair
Imagine never having to shave your legs again! Removing leg hair with laser hair removal is the ultimate choice and a fantastic luxury for women.
Laser Hair Removal for Men
Many men use laser hair removal as an alternative to shaving daily, or to minimize hair on certain areas such as the back, chest and or neck.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal uses a low-energy laser to gently remove unwanted hair. The laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. In a fraction of a second, the energy is transformed into heat and the hair follicle is destroyed. Quick and convenient, full face, bikini line and underarm treatments may take as little as 15 minutes. Several treatments may be required to destroy follicles in different growth cycles. Since the laser targets the pigment of the hair follicle, laser hair removal is most effective on light-skinned patients with dark hair. Modern technology allows laser hair removal to be effective in darker skin types as well.
Since no procedure can guarantee permanent hair removal, most patients can expect a major reduction in hair growth, leaving remaining hair thinner and lighter in color.
Advantages of laser hair removal:
- A safe, effective alternative to daily shaving
- Useful for large or tough to reach areas
- Regrowth can come back lighter in color or finer in texture
- Light-skinned patients with dark hair have the best results
- Good for people with sensitive skin
Am I good candidate for laser hair removal?
In general, patients with light skin and dark hair are ideal candidates for laser hair removal. As a rule, the pigment in dark hair absorbs more laser energy, making black or brown hair easier to treat. Light hair, such as blonde, red or gray, contains a pigment that absorbs laser energy less readily, and therefore does not respond well. While laser treatments for darker skinned patients have improved, patients with tanned skin are not ideal candidates. It’s recommended they wait until their tan fades before proceeding with laser hair removal.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of hair removal treatments required for optimal long-term benefits usually depends on the area being treated, the hair density and the patient’s hair growth cycle. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet all play a part in a patient’s hair distribution, thickness and resilience. Total hair removal usually requires six to eight 15-minute sessions for optimal results.
Imagine a more beautiful you.
Laser hair removal is but one of the many treatments we offer to revitalize your appearance. Please ask us about other procedures to refresh and renew your natural beauty. Click here to see a brief list of procedures we offer.
NOTE: Only a licensed professional with the knowledge and skill required to achieve optimum results should perform laser hair removal. Look for a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top plastic surgery institutions. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ganchi’s world-class credentials.