Get rid of unwanted hair with Laser Hair Removal
Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics provides a longer-lasting 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 system from Asclepion a German based company. The procedure is quick, effective, safe in the right hands and clears 93% of unwanted hair follicles in 6 easy treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Laser target the pigmented follicles under the skin so shaving is necessary.
The best candidates are patients with dark hair. All skin color groups and 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 post procedure.
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.
Smooth Solutions uses the Asclepion MeDioStar XT Laser system for hair removal 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 treatment there may be some slight reddening of the skin, but this disappears by itself after a short period.
The effectiveness of the Laser Hair Removal depends upon 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 somewhat thicker and darker. Generally lighter-colored hairs are more resistant to laser 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.
Smooth Solutions can address your hair reduction needs.
For more information about Laser Hair Removal in Buffalo NY, give us a call at (716) 633-6100 or fill out a Contact Form here.