Are you tired of dealing with the endless cycle of hair removal and regrowth? If so, laser hair removal offers a solution. It’s among the services provided by the team of practitioners at Apollo Physicians in Sacramento, California. If you’d like to learn more about how laser hair removal works, booking a visit is fast and easy whether you connect online or by phone.
The best way to understand how laser hair removal works is to think about how your body creates hair. Your skin includes tens of thousands of follicles, small channels into the deeper layers of your skin.
A hair root lies at the base of each follicle, creating hair cells that stack atop one another, eventually extending outward from the surface of your skin. This process happens in phases, including an active growth phase, a resting phase, and a shedding phase.
Laser hair removal works by using concentrated beams of light to create heat in the deeper layers of your skin. That heat damages the hair root, preventing normal regrowth. Laser hair removal only works when your hair is in the active growth phase, so you’ll need several treatments to catch all of the hair in the treatment area.
Most people find laser hair removal easily tolerated. Some liken it to the snap of a rubber band against the skin.
It’s important to note that you’ll only feel a sensation when there is hair to be treated. That means you can expect to notice more sensations during your first treatment, then fewer with each subsequent treatment.
If you have especially sensitive skin, let your practitioner know. A topical numbing cream applied before laser hair removal can reduce sensation in the treatment area.
The up-front cost of laser hair removal might lead you to believe that this treatment is expensive. But viewed from a long-term perspective, laser hair removal makes good financial sense.
Those razors, shaving cream, waxing strips, depilatory creams, and trips to the waxing salon aren’t free. The expenses add up over time and never end. Laser hair removal offers the chance to achieve soft, smooth skin after only a few sessions. Your long-term expense is only the occasional maintenance treatment.
If you’d like to explore laser hair removal in greater detail, booking a visit is fast and easy. Call Apollo Physicians during regular business hours or book online in just a few clicks.