Get rid of unwanted hair with Laser Hair Removal
Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics provides a longer-lasting hair removal alternative to shaving, waxing, creams, and tweezing for patients living in Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas.
In this fast-paced world of ours, technology has made life easier for most of us. That includes taking care of our health issues and bodily needs. Lasers in aesthetic medicine have improved our appearance, giving us a better quality to our lives. One of the first technologies out there has been (and still is) laser hair removal for both sexes. No longer are men growing long hair and sporting a hairy chest like the 1970’s. Women have longed to stop shaving and add smooth legs and unwanted facial and axillary hair growth to the list of cosmetic quality of life issues.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
We at Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics use the Mediostar laser hair removal system from Asclepion, a German-based company. The procedure is quick, effective, and safe in the right hands and clears 93% of unwanted hair follicles in 6 easy hair removal treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Lasers target the pigmented follicles under the skin so shaving is necessary.
Laser hair removal uses the energy of the laser light to specifically hinder hair growth. The laser penetrates the upper layers of skin and transfers its energy to the hair. The energy is absorbed by the hair and light energy is converted into heat and emitted.
Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
The best candidates for laser hair removal are patients with dark hair. All skin color groups are accepted as long as the follicle is not white or light blond. Hair grows in cycles, so face treatments are 4 weeks apart and body treatments are 6 weeks apart. Topical anesthetics are used for sensitive areas. Sun exposure and tanning should not be done for several weeks after any laser hair removal procedure.
Asclepion MeDioStar XT Laser
Smooth Solutions uses the Asclepion MeDioStar XT Laser system for laser hair removal treatment. Through this treatment, the entire follicle area is intentionally damaged by the heat, and the hair follicle itself essentially “dies.” Meanwhile, the cooling in the laser system prevents the epidermis from suffering heat damage.
After the laser hair removal treatment, there may be some slight reddening of the skin, but this disappears by itself after a short period.
The effectiveness of laser hair removal depends on several factors:
- Skin color
- Hair color
- Hair thickness
- Depth of the hair in the skin
The diameter of a hair varies between 0.03mm and 1.0 mm. Hairs on the arm are thinner and lighter colored, those in the bikini area are somewhat thicker and darker. Generally, lighter-colored hairs are more resistant to laser hair removal treatment. In these cases, greater energy is required for removal.
Ideally, 3 to 6 laser treatments are necessary for sustained hair removal. In addition to the factors mentioned above, hairs constantly undergo various growth cycles. Only hairs in the growth phase may be removed on a sustained basis with the aid of lasers.