Laser Hair Removal

Suddenly Slimmer Spa in Phoenix offers the next-generation of laser hair removal. It’s an effective and permanent hair reduction solution that is simple and easy plus we make it very affordable for everyone. It takes cutting-edge medical laser technology and combines it with the comfort and convenience of a trip to the spa. In fact, Suddenly Slimmers Pain-Free, Hair-Free Laser Hair Removal uses new breakthrough technology that has been described as one of the most comfortable laser hair removal options available. This is the first laser that virtually works on all skin colors.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Lasers light sources gently remove unwanted hair based on the principle of selective photothermolysis. This refers to the process whereby light energy causes thermal injury to the hair follicle. This energy absorbed in the shaft causes the temperature to reach a sufficiently high level in the hair follicle so that the targeted hair structures are destroyed and regrowth is inhibited. The darker the hair, and the greater the contrast between skin and hair, the easier it is to get good results from laser hair removal. People with little contrast between skin and hair (light hair/light skin, dark hair/dark skin) cannot effectively be treated by laser and are better candidates for IPL hair removal.

Destroying the hair follicle during its active growth cycle is another key to producing long-term hair reduction. Consequently, multiple treatments scheduled several weeks or months apart are typically required to achieve optimal results.

Indications Laser hair removal treatments dramatically inhibit the growth of:
* Unwanted body hair from virtually anywhere on the body
* Unwanted hair from even the most sensitive areas on the body

Ideal for those with light skin and darker hair, (darker skinned people may be better candidates for IPL hair removal) Laser Hair Removal Advantages:
* Permanent or semi-permanent
* No to Minor side effects
* Gentle and virtually painless
* Gentle compared with other treatments
* Little or no recuperation time
* Can target any area of the body

Laser Hair Removal Efficacy and Safety:

* The Laser is a single wave length laser that operates at wavelength that is ideal for hair removal
* Lasers are the quickest and best option for people with lighter skin than their hair
* Laser hair removal is non-invasive, and non-ablative
* Non-ablative treatments do not vaporize follicles and surrounding tissue, wherease ablative laser treatments use very intense laser bursts that heat the water within the follicle and surrounding tissue and vaporize it.

History of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is not new, but it has taken a long time for the process to iron out the problems and make it efficient and safe to use. As we move into the future, the technology of laser hair removal will continue to change and improve.

The first lasers were invented in the 1960’s. They emitted a continuous wave of light rather than pulses and as a result, they were not good for removing hair and there was too much risk to the skin being damaged.

During the 1970s, lasers improved and allowed for the targeting of individual follicles with a targeted laser sending a beam of energy through a fiber-optic probe. These lasers were sent to market without any testing done and it was marketed as painless even though it was not. The FDA stepped in and removed it from market because it was difficult to use and ineffective for what it claimed.

In the 1980s, lasers were better at targeting hair, they were still too tedious to use for laser hair removal and were ineffective, which resulted in them being removed from the market.

The mid-1990s is where laser hair removal comes into its modern form. The 1995 form of the laser was the first to be cleared by the FDA for use. These lasers would use a carbon-based lotion as a chromophore. The laser would heat the carbon and release a shock wave to the follicle to destroy it. Unfortunately, that wave could also damage nearby cells in the skin.

The latest generation of laser was released in 1997 and was cleared by the FDA for use to target melanin in the hair. This laser was easy to use, had epidermal cooling in it, and greatly reduced the risk of any side effects, making it safe and effective to use. These lasers are the ones currently in use around the world by millions of people who get laser hair removal done on their bodies each year.

Q and A of Laser Hair Removal

Is it safe?
Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers. Pain-Free, Hair-Free’s Soprano®XL laser has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005.

How many treatments will I need?
You’ll see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that regrow after each treatment. Typically, it will require 4 – 6 treatments or more to permanently reduce the number of regrowing hairs by more than 80%.

Areas for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal can be used on all areas of the body including, but not limited to:
* Face
* Legs
* Underarms
* Chest
* Back
* Bikini

Will my hair ever grow back?
No. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there can be few hair follicles that manage to escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles will need to be retreated.

What should I do before my laser hair removal treatment?
On the day of your laser hair removal treatment, you need to shave the area that is to be treated. Do not use waxing, sugaring or any other hair removal technique which takes the hair out at the root for about six weeks preceding your laser hair removal or while your laser treatments are ongoing. The lasers target the root of the hair, so if these are removed, the treatment will not be effective.

Care after laser hair removal
Short answer, none. You will not require recovery time and will be able to return to work or school immediately after having a treatment.

How do I know it won’t hurt?
Most people find Pain-Free, Hair-Free very comfortable. Many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.”

What are the possible side effects after a laser treatment?
Though rare, there is a small chance of side effects occurring after a laser treatment. The most common side effects include:
* Redness in the treated area
* Itching
* Swelling
* Slight pain, tingling or numbness (if a topical anesthetic was used during the procedure)

About SuddenlySlimmer

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24. July 2010 by SuddenlySlimmer
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