Unwanted hair? We all have some. We want more of it in some areas (we love NeoGraft®), and less-to-no hair in others (hello laser hair removal). This quest for no hair gets troublesome due to time spent shaving, burning your skin with depilatories, and home waxing jobs gone wrong---all of which are only temporary fixes. At Dr. Glazer’s we use the Cutera System to permanently reduce the unwanted hair on your body through Laser Hair Removal.
What is LHR?
Laser Hair Removal (LHR) reduces unwanted hair permanently through the use of a laser. Hair growth patterns change with age. Whether it’s hair you’ve always had, or hair you’ve acquired over time, LHR could be an option for you. The laser works on follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of the treatment, so several treatments are necessary to get the follicles during their growth phase. Most areas require 3 to 6 treatments, spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart. Optimal long-term benefits depend on hair thickness, the area treated, and the particular natural growth cycle of the hair.
How does it work?
The laser uses the transfer of energy in the form of the laser light. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light and converts it to heat. The heat loosens the hair and disables the cell from producing new hair. Simply put, the laser causes localized damage to the hair by selectively heating the dark pigment in the follicle, leaving the rest of the skin untouched.
What are the treatment areas?
At Glazer Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we use the gold-standard Cutera System because not all lasers are created equal! We can treat all skin tones and types with this best-on-the-market laser hair removal system. Treatment areas include face, legs, arms, underarms, back, bikini line, nipples and chest. We prefer no suntan in the area that is being treated, and only shaving prior to the treatment.
What to expect during and after a treatment?
The Cutera sends out bursts of cold air with each laser pulse. Most patients report a sensation of heat or stinging, so this cold air increases the comfort of the treatment. We can vary the intensity of the treatment for your comfort as well. After a treatment the area could be slightly red, and may feel like a mild sunburn. It’s important to use sunscreen if the area has to be exposed to the sun.
If you’re interested in shedding that unwanted hair for good, contact us to schedule a treatment. Take back that time you spend shaving in the shower. ‘Like’ us on Facebook and Instagram to see exclusive social-media-only Promotions and Giveaways. (219) 878-5031