One of the top aesthetic complaints? Unwanted hair. Tired of painful hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving and tweezing, millions of women and men seek out professional permanent hair removal services every year to remove hair from legs, bikini lines, underarms and other areas of the body. Initial laser hair removal treatments were previously reserved only for patients with dark hair and light skin. Thankfully, new laser technologies have broadened the safety and efficacy of laser hair removal to include patients of all hair colors and skin types.
Laser hair removal with the 810 Diode laser is one of the fastest, least painful permanent hair removal systems. It works by flashing concentrated light energy into the hair shaft, with minimal effect on the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the hair follicles, heating them up and damaging them. Once the root of the follicle is damaged, the cells that normally stimulate hair regrowth are stunted.
Surprisingly, hair removal is effective only during the active growth stage. Hair growth is cyclical and goes through the anagen (growth) phase, catagen (transitional) phase and telogen (resting) phase. The anagen phase is the optimal time to have laser hair removal done. However, because the stages of hair growth vary between each hair on the body, multiple treatments are recommended to fully target each follicle during its growth stage.
Laser hair removal with the 810 Diode laser is a great option for patients with skin types 1 through 6 on the Fitzpatrick Skin Phototype wanting to remove hair from the body. An average of 5 to 8 treatments at 4 to 6 weeks apart are typically required for optimal results, but the number of treatments can vary depending on skin type, hair color, hair texture, and the size of the area being treated. Results can be noticeable after your first treatment and you can expect smoother skin along with finer hairs. Each treatment will yield more noticeable results until all hair follicles have been stunted, eventually stopping all hair growth.
In preparation for your hair removal treatment with the 810 Diode laser:
After your appointment, treat the area as you would a sunburn:
Side effects are rare and minor. While most patients find the treatment to be safe and well-tolerated, some may experience temporary redness and irritation to the treated areas, similar to freshly tweezed or waxed skin. We ask all patients to carefully read over our pre and post-care instructions or schedule a spot test prior to treating a larger area.
Laser hair removal at RevitalizeMaui will save you time, pain, and money. Hair removal procedures such as shaving, waxing, threading and depilatories can leave the skin red, irritated, and lead to unsightly and uncomfortable ingrown hair, plus do not deliver consistent results. While laser hair removal is an investment, the result is far superior to any other procedure because the root of the hair is permanently destroyed.
Painful hair removal treatments no longer have to be a reality! With the virtually painless Diode laser, patients with various skin and hair types can enjoy the results of permanent laser hair removal. Unsure if you’re a good candidate? Schedule your aesthetic consultation! If you are ready for smooth skin free from unwanted body hair, schedule your appointment at RevitalizeMaui.