How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal targets the hair follicles to stop them from growing hair. At FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness, we use the Splendor X™, a dual-wavelength laser that can treat more skin and hair types than other lasers. This laser works faster than any other laser hair removal system, with full-body treatments lasting only 30-40 minutes.
The energy from the Splendor X™ laser targets the pigments in the roots of hairs. These roots grow from inside the hair follicles, so when the energy causes the hair root to heat up, the heat also damages and deactivates the follicle. Because hair spends time in both active and resting phases, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments since it can only target active follicles.
For people concerned about underarm hair as well as excessive underarm sweating, miraDry® offers a new option. This treatment targets sweat glands in the underarm area but can also achieve up to 70% hair removal.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
With the Splendor X™, people of almost all skin and hair tones can achieve results in four to six treatment sessions, although you may need more to achieve the best results. You will see 85% to 95% permanent hair removal, with touch-ups recommended once or twice a year to target any stray hairs.
While most of these hairs have been permanently removed, some will still grow back after months or even years. These regrown hairs will look finer, thinner, and more sparse than before. For most people, a 30-minute session once a year is a very worthwhile trade for the ongoing hassle of temporary hair removal.