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About Laser Hair Removal

When it comes to unwanted hair removal, most people rely on shaving, tweezing, waxing, and plucking. Solutions like shaving and waxing are far from efficient or painless. If you want to achieve almost 100% hair removal for life, you may want to consider laser hair removal in Portland. Phoenix Skin and Laser uses cutting-edge laser technologies to remove unwanted hair within a few short sessions, helping you achieve smooth, hair-free skin.

woman after laser hair removal in Portland

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective hair removal methods available. You can say goodbye to unwanted hair for life with a few zaps from a laser device. The procedure involves using a specialized device to emit calibrated wavelengths of light energy into your skin. The light energy enters the pigment in your hair follicles and destroys the unwanted hair, so it can’t grow again. You can achieve almost completely hair-free skin within a few sessions.

Popular Areas for Laser Hair Removal:

  • Face
  • Chin
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Tummy
  • Brazilian area
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Legs

Laser Hair Removal vs. Other Methods

Laser hair removal is more effective than all other hair removal methods. Shaving is extremely temporary and increases the risk of ingrown hair and razor burns. Waxing is painless, and you need to visit the waxing salon regularly. Tweezing and plucking are only suitable for extremely fine hairs in specific areas and are also temporary. Laser hair removal in Portland is the only painless technique that helps you achieve almost completely hair-free skin for life — no harsh side effects, razor burns, nicks, bruises, or ingrown hairs.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

To understand how laser hair removal works, you must also understand how hair grows. The human hair grows in three progressive stages — anagen (growing phase), catagen (regressing phase), and telogen (resting phase). Different hair follicles on your body are at different stages of the growth cycle, and only 20% of the hairs are at the anagen stage at any given moment. Each hair cycles through the entire growth phase, falls out, and new hairs grow again.

Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles in the anagen phase. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in your hair, which essentially destroys the hair follicles in the anagen phase, i.e., the hairs still connected to the root. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it can’t grow again. That’s why your hair grows out finer and sparser after each laser hair removal in Portland session. But you need multiple sessions spaced a few weeks apart to achieve completely hair-free skin.

woman after laser hair removal in Portland
woman after laser hair removal in Portland

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:

  • Non-invasive hair removal method
  • No need for regular maintenance
  • No nicks, razor burns, or ingrown hairs
  • Painless and comfortable treatment
  • Removes almost 100% of the unwanted hair
  • Destroyed hair follicles can’t return
  • Helps you achieve smooth, hair-free skin for life
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime

Your Laser Hair Removal Experience

You have to shave the treatment area the day before the session, and you must not apply cosmetic products to your skin on the day of the treatment. The cosmetic provider will cleanse your skin, following which you must wear protective glasses. The cosmetic specialist will adjust the laser device and move it across the treatment areas to deliver laser energy, leading to the sensation of a hot rubber band snapping on your skin.

What Happens After Laser Hair Removal?

Your skin might feel slightly red and tender after laser hair removal, but there are no harsh side effects or complications. You can resume most of your daily activities and work immediately after the treatment, but you should avoid direct sunlight, strenuous workouts, saunas, and steam rooms for a few days.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients need 6 to 9 laser hair removal sessions spaced 4 weeks apart for optimal results. Each laser hair removal in Portland session only targets the hair follicles in the anagen phase, so you need multiple sessions to target all unwanted hair follicles. After you achieve completely hair-free skin, you may need maintenance treatments once or twice a year.

Schedule an Appointment

Phoenix Skin and Laser is a luxurious medical spa and wellness center specializing in cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. We believe laser hair removal is one of the most effective means of achieving hair-free skin without pain, discomfort, or harsh razor burns. Our cosmetic providers examine your skin and hair type to curate a personalized treatment, ensuring safe and long-lasting results without harsh side effects. Please schedule an appointment to explore your laser hair removal options in Portland.

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