Laser Hair Removal

Light from a specified wavelength targets the hair pigment, causing damage to the hair follicle. The amount of hair reduction varies for each individual and one may need to have a touch up after 6 months or a year after a treatment regime.

How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser is really an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In the early 1960's, it was accidentally learned that the hair did not grow back on the areas when a (ruby) laser was used to remove tattoos.

Laser Hair Removal uses a beam of light that seeks out a chromophore which is melanin. Once the light has found the melanin, enough heat is produced to destroy the hair root and the hair germ cells, thus making the follicle smaller. This causes the hair to grow finer and/or lighter in color until it no longer responds to light.

Lasers have mediums —e.g. Argon, Carbon Dioxide, Nd-YAG, Alexandrite, Copper, Ruby —each medium emits a different wavelength that causes a different effect upon human tissue and determines the target chromophore. LRHRC uses both the Nd-YAG and Alexandrite medium.

The Nd-YAG (Neodymium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) is a crystal that produces light. This medium penetrates more than the Alexandrite so it will seek the chromophore (melanin) on tanned or African-Caribe skin (Skin Types V & VI). Having the capability to use both mediums allows LRHRC to help more men and women, and more skin types.

laser machineFor more information about laser hair removal, read How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? by Lora May Swart, C.M.E.

Contraindications for Laser

  • Photosensitivity
  • Medications
  • Chronic lung, heart, or liver disease
  • Compromised immune system
  • Active herpes
  • Skin lesions
  • Sun exposure

For more information about our laser machine, visit Cynosure

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