Category Archives: Laser Hair Removal

How Do Lasers Remove Tattoos?

How Do Lasers Remove Tattoos? Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to … Continue reading

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Other Hair Removal Methods

1. Shaving Shaving is the most commonly used hair removal method. It is cheap, quick, and has minimal side effects. However, its only drawback is that it is not long-lasting. In this process, a sharpened metal blade is used to … Continue reading

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

How does laser hair removal work? Laser hair removal is the use of laser energy to produce long-term hair reduction. This is accomplished by producing heat in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle, which in-turn produces inflammation, and … Continue reading

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Who is a good candidate?

Almost Everyone a Candidate The best candidate for laser hair removal would be someone with very light skin and dark hair. That’s because we want the laser to “see” the hair without “seeing” the skin because we want the hair, … Continue reading

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Issues with Hair Removal Products

Certain methods of hair removal commonly play to the need for people to remove unwanted hair affordably. Generally speaking, going to a professional for hair removal is ideal. It may save you time and money in the long run. Most … Continue reading

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Intense Pulsed Light for Hair Removal

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a broad-based light which is different from a laser in that it has multiple wavelengths instead of one single wavelength of light. This means it targets many different things. Usually IPL devices have filters which … Continue reading

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Home Laser Hair Removal

No Substitute for Professional Treatment A number of new devices are coming out to remove unwanted hair with varying results. None of these devices has demonstrated results comparable to professionally administered laser hair removal treatments, and they can be costly, … Continue reading

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What if I’m tan or a person of color?

Darker Skin a Challenge Treating a person with dark skin is one of the most challenging tasks for any laser surgeon. This is true for almost any laser and almost any condition a patient may have. The reason this is … Continue reading

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How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Are Needed?

At Least Three Treatments for Good Results While the number of treatment varies from person to person, on an average, everyone requires at least three treatments for good results. This is typical because while all hair is temporarily disabled during … Continue reading

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Does laser hair removal cause scarring?

Risk is Rather Small Any laser procedure can cause scarring, and this is included as a risk on most consent forms you will sign prior to laser treatment. However, the risk of scarring from laser hair removal is rather small … Continue reading

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