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Technology for Removing Unwanted Hair

February 22, 2013 | Laser Hair Removal, Other

With the upcoming arrival of spring, many patients are concerned about removing unwanted hair to get ready for a season of shorts and dresses. Not only can unwanted hair be embarrassing, but it can be difficult to maintain with frequent shaving or waxing. For patients seeking a longer lasting solution, laser hair removal can help prevent hair re-growth on almost any area of the body. Laser hair removal treatments safely treat the skin and provide up to a 92% decrease in the appearance of hair. Since there are many methods of hair removal, AYA Medical Spa discusses why many patients choose laser hair removal over other types of treatments.

For hair removal, lasers emit pulses of light energy to heat the hair follicle and safely destroy the root. Each of AYA’s lasers feature customizable settings to meet patient’s unique needs. With different laser options, patients of various skin tones and complexions can be safely treated. The Candela GentleMAX™ laser provides a faster treatment for darker skin tones. The GentleMAX™ laser can remove additional skin imperfections such as wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, and small unwanted veins. AYA has also recently added the Sciton BroadBand Laser™ to its laser options for hair removal treatments.

While the popularity of laser hair removal treatments continues to grow, many prospective patients still often confuse lasers for another hair removal technology known as electrolysis. Electrolysis removes hair using electric and radio energy to destroy follicles. Both of these treatments offer similar results, however, electrolysis is often a longer, more comprehensive procedure than laser treatments since it destroys one follicle at a time. Electrolysis can often take up to 10-12 months to show full results, while laser hair removal typically only takes a few treatment sessions to show significant hair reduction. It is also a more costly procedure since estheticians typically charge per hour instead of per session as with laser treatments.

If you are interested in laser hair removal or any other skincare procedure, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the latest skincare information and news.