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About Unwanted Hair

Traditional hair removal methods are fairly lacking in permanence and sophistication. Waxing and tweezing are painful hair removal methods, and shaving is temporary. While most traditional hair removal methods are inconvenient and temporary, laser hair removal sets the bar for optimal and permanent hair reduction. Phoenix Skin and Laser provides highly personalized hair removal treatments using cutting-edge laser technologies, helping you achieve smooth and hair-free skin without harsh razor burns or constant waxing.

Hair Growth Occurs in Phases

To understand how laser hair removal works, you must understand how hair growth occurs. Your hair grows in several stages — anagen (growing phase), catagen (regressing phase), and telogen (resting phase). Your hair follicles are usually connected to the roots at the anagen phase, following which they start the shedding process. After the telogen phase, you develop new hair follicles from the same region, and the process continues in a constant cycle of hair growth, recession, and resting.

Laser Hair Removal for Unwanted Hair

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective techniques for removing unwanted hair from targeted areas of the body. Our cosmetic providers use cutting-edge laser technologies to ensure optimal precision and target unwanted hair without damaging your skin tissues. Unlike shaving and waxing, laser hair removal destroys the roots of the unwanted hair, stopping your hair from growing again, effectively ending the targeted hair’s lifecycle.

During laser hair removal, the cosmetic provider delivers a highly calibrated wavelength of light energy into the unwanted hair. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. Once the light energy is absorbed, it converts into heat and destroys the hair follicle completely, stopping hair growth in that area. Once the unwanted hair follicle is destroyed, it can’t grow again, so the results are considered permanent.

However, each laser hair removal session only targets the hair follicles in the anagen phase of growth. Only 20% of hair is in the active growth phase at any point, so each laser hair removal session only targets approximately 20% of the unwanted hair. You need multiple laser hair removal sessions spaced a few weeks apart to target all the unwanted hair. Your hair will grow thinner and weaker after each session until no more hair is left.

Schedule an Appointment

Phoenix Skin and Laser is a luxurious medical spa specializing in cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. Our cosmetic providers carefully examine your skin, perform thorough assessments, discuss your goals, and curate a personalized treatment plan. Laser hair removal is the ideal solution if you want to achieve smooth and hair-free skin without relying on regular waxing appointments. Please schedule an appointment to initiate your journey towards smooth, hair-free skin in Portland.

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