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How Laser Hair Removal Works

Unwanted hair can be a frustrating issue for many people. Fortunately, several methods are available to remove hair, such as shaving and waxing; however, I find the best, safest, and most long-lasting option to be laser hair removal.

But how does laser hair removal work? Let’s explore the science behind this process.

The Science of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by using bright flashes of light to target the melanin in hair follicles. Melanin is the pigment that gives hair its colour. When the melanin absorbs the light, the emission converts to heat, which damages the hair follicle. Over the course of several treatments (approximately eight treatments), the accumulation of heat-damaged follicles ultimately stops producing hair.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method of removing unwanted hair. With multiple sessions, it can provide long-lasting results, making it a worthwhile investment for many individuals.

Let’s hear what one of our patients has to say about their experience with our laser treatment!

Patient Diaries:

“I can say without a doubt that the laser treatment works wonders. As a swimmer, I was always worried about hair showing up in the wrong places! As a result, I constantly dealt with to shaving my hair every week for practices and especially needing to do so for competition. Unfortunately, this made my hair course, thick, and ever-faster growing over time. At this moment I decided to visit the Dr.Anna Medical clinic to see some options. I was hesitant initially, but after the first session, I already saw clear results. Allow me to describe the process.

Before the session, I was asked to shave as soon as possible for the procedure to be most effective while the hair was in its active growth phase.

Upon arrival at the office, I was oriented to the laser room, comfortably seated, and allowed to describe my ideas for laser hair removal. After a quick consultation, Dr.Anna got straight to work and started lasering. I was surprised to find that the treatment was painless (with only a slight pitch in the bikini area).

After the session, I experienced no itchiness, no pain, and only a slight skin reddening, which quickly subdued an hour or two later. I was also consulted to avoid extreme sun exposure, tanning lotions, saunas and jacuzzis.

Overall, the experience was pleasant, efficient, and, most importantly, effective! I am excited to visit the clinic once again in three weeks time.”

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