Laser Hair Removal in Solihull
Everyone longs for thick, luscious hair. However when that hair sprouts untamed and wild from areas of your body other than your scalp, it becomes a nuisance. You don’t want to give in to it, but no matter what method you try, hair removal consumes too much time. The daily burden of the razor ends in nicks, cuts and– if left unmaintained–rough and undesirable stubble. Creams, at home waxes and epilators provide inconsistent results. An esthetician supervised waxing provides solid coverage, but maintenance appointments become expensive and painful to the skin and schedule.
You are looking for a better solution for hair removal. Laser hair removal offers Solihull area residents a permanent solution to say good riddance to unwanted hair. Incredibly safe and equally effective, laser hair removal is the grooming secret that most of the world knows about.
How does laser hair removal work?
Hair development is a three stage process:
Anagen, during which the hair actually grows
Catagen, the resting stage
Telogen, when the hair is shed from the body.
All of the hair on your body is in one of these three states of growth at any point in time.
We use laser light to target hair follicles while they are in the anagen growth phase. As the natural pigment of the hair follicle absorbs the energy, the energy may destroy the follicle, preventing future hair growth from occurring.
The results of laser hair removal
The laser hair removal takes a few sessions as not all hair is in the active anagen growth phase at the same time. We need to schedule several sessions to ensure that as many follicles as possible are treated. These should be about eight weeks apart to maximize the number of follicles that changeover in the growth cycle. Typically 5-6 appointments at our Solihull office are necessary, but this varies based on each individual’s desired treatment area and unqiue hair characteristics.
During laser hair removal, only the hair follicle is affected. The skin around the follicle remains undamaged. Sometimes hair follicles do continue to produce hair growth after treatment, but in most cases it is lighter in tone as well as texture. Laser hair removal has a 99% efficacy rate, although results vary between individuals and not everyone will get nearly complete removal of their unwanted hair. It seems strange, but it is possible for new hair follicles to develop due to age or hormones. Many clients find that annual follow-up treatments can help prevent the development of new growth.
Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Because a high contrast is necessary for the hair to absorb the laser light energy, pale skin and darkly pigmented hair is the ideal coloring suited for successful laser hair removal. Those with lighter hair (including white or grey hair) do not make good candidates for this procedure. Flaxen or ginger hair absorbs some of the laser energy, but treatment is less effective on these colors than on darker hair. Hair needs to be darker than the skin that surrounds it to provide the necessary contrast.
If you think laser hair removal will solve your unwanted hair woes, give our office a call today. We will walk you through the process and determine if you are a good candidate for this non-invasive procedure.