Unwanted hair can be due to several causes; Race, genetics and hormonal. Women who have excessive hair growth may have an hormonal irregularity. Before starting treatment, it may be necessary to carry out investigations and blood tests to determine the best therapeutic approach which may be a combination of medical and cosmetic/ light based treatment.
Hair treatment is best defined as permanent hair reduction. Hair that is Blonde, white or grey does not respond to laser /light therapy. The areas that are most frequently treated are:
- Upper lip and chin
- Under arms
Choice of treatment depends on the area to be treated, amount of hair and skin type.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED? Typically, six sessions are needed. The interval between sessions depends on the site to be treated.
TECHNOLOGY USED: Cutera Coolglidetm ND YAG 1064 laser which is safe for all skin types, Fitzpatrick 1-6 and Cutera Prowave 770tm which is used usually for larger areas in skin types 1-4
Laser Hair Removal Factoid
Laser Hair reduction works on the growing hairs (anagen) and not on dormant hairs. Several treatments are needed to obtain a significant, long-term reduction of hair growth. It is only effective on hair with color and does not treat white, grey, blond, or red hair.
Alyria Body Resurfacing lotion sloughs off dead skin cells on the surface of dry and rough areas of the entire body. Regular use of this fast-absorbing lotion can help to prevent ingrown hairs.