It used to be that hair removal was strictly a female thing. Unless you were a bodybuilder, cyclist, or swimmer chances are your body hair remained untouched. Not so anymore. Experts report that more and more men are opting for the same grooming rights as women – including smooth body skin. But unlike women, for whom hair removal is second nature by junior high school, men often find themselves at a loss for how to deal with excess body hair. For those men, there’s Laser Hair Removal available at Doctor’s Approach.
How Laser Removes Hair
Every hair on your body grows out of a tiny pocket in your skin. These pockets are called follicles. Laser hair removal works by targeting the roots of your hair with heat. This affects the follicles just enough to mark them and render them incapable of growing hair. Just like hair won’t grow from a scar, hair won’t grow from a follicle that’s been treated with a laser.
Of course, for the process to work, there has to be a hair in the follicle. You cannot wax, pluck or otherwise pull out your hair before a laser treatment, as this will defeat the purpose. You can shave before a treatment, as this leaves the hair root in the follicle.
The Schedule of the Laser Treatments
Most patients will need between four to six treatments on any given area to completely eradicate all of the hair. This is necessary because our hair is not always growing. For every hair you see, there are other follicles not currently producing a hair. As laser only targets active follicles, you’ll need to come back again to treat follicles that were dormant during your last treatment. After several treatments, all follicles in the treatment area will have entered an active phase and been treated, leaving your skin smooth and hairless for good.
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Doctor’s Approach offers laser hair removal treatments for individuals looking to rid their unwanted hair.