Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted Hair?

Are you tired of spending time trying to remove unwanted facial or body hair by shaving, waxing, electrolysis, or bleaching it away. It can be time consuming and a pain to get rid of. Then you need to consider Cheveux Laser hair removal for permanent hair reduction. With the latest laser technology, treatment is quick with minimal discomfort. All parts of the body can be treated, including the face, underarms, arms, back, legs, and more sensitive areas including the bikini line.

How does laser hair removal work?

A patient receiving Laser Hair Removal teatment

The Cheveux Laser produces a beam of a highly concentrated infrared light source of 810nm diode wavelength . The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s growth. Drs. Carr or Gonzalez use the latest technology laser with unparalleled treatment efficacy in hair removal, selectively targeting the melanin inside the hair shaft.

Is laser hair removal painful?

The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling or heat sensation. With the integrated contact cooling sapphire tip cooling system of the Cheveaux laser system, patients tolerate the procedure very well. Because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option but is rarely required. Using the Smooth Flow Technology, patients may feel a gentle heating over the skin.

How long do the treatments take?

The treatment time can vary considerably depending on the size of the area treated, and the particular technique used. A small area such as the upper lip may take only a few minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs will take longer. Since the laser affects only those hairs in the growing stage, and not all hairs will be in this stage at the same time, several treatments will most likely be needed to effectively remove all the hair from one area. Subsequent sessions will be scheduled at least one month apart. By this time you will probably begin to notice the re-growth of hairs that were previously in the resting stage.

How many treatments are required?

Although the FDA has approved several types of laser for permanent hair reduction, results can vary. An individual’s metabolism, hormonal level, hair quality and number of hair follicles can all affect the outcome.

Moreover, normal hair goes through a growth cycle in three stages: the anagen, or growing phase; the telogen, or resting phase; and the catagen, or transitional phase. During the anagen phase, hair is susceptible to the laser’s energy, but during the telogen and catagen phases, it is resistant.

At any one time, various percentages of body hair will be in each of these phases, making complete removal unlikely without multiple sessions.

Typically five or six treatments are necessary to achieve the desired result. Laser Hair Removal is a short and painless procedure that is very rewarding procedure for patients who have undesired hair.  Please give our office a call at Birmingham Office Phone Number 205-991-9787 to setup an appointment. 

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