Laser hair removal is one of many technologies employed in the removal of hair to achieve smooth and silky skin. A LASER is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation, a technology that has been in use for many years. Laser technology has been previously used in surgical procedures as an alternative to scalpels, in resurfacing facial areas, and in military weapons and monitoring tools.
The laser technology has been enhanced to be used for permanent and total hair removal despite the hair color or skin tone. Other hair removal methods are limited to specific skin types and people with specific hair color.
Dermis Advanced Skin Care in Ottawa makes use of Sciton’s ClearScan Yag, a laser hair removal technique that is more effective and comfortable. The technique makes use of a huge area pattern generator that scans for precise placement of the laser light beams. The technique is the best choice for people with light hair and a fair complexion. It will be successful for dark-skinned tones or brunettes and people with black hair.
The Lightsheer Diode is yet another FDA-approved technique in laser hair removal and is effective for different hair types and skin colors. The Lightsheer Diode will achieve many other tasks besides hair removal that includes getting rid of benign lesions, leg veins, and pseudofolliculitis barbae. Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) refers to the problem of ingrown hairs associated with shaving issues. The Lightsheer Diode machine has a unique cooling method that ensures the patient is comfortable while hair removal is carried out, unlike previous techniques that involved an application of cooling gels.
The present-day laser hair removal techniques are effective and precise since they are guided by a computer scanner rather than by hand. The laser energy pulses precisely target the follicles sparing the surrounding skin which is left untouched and healthy. Another advantage is that the modern equipment is able to target larger skin areas without heat buildup that is associated with burning. Finally, the laser beams in modern laser machines are longer which increases their efficiency compared to the older lasers.
Laser hair removal is commonly used for areas such as the face, the underarms, legs, and the bikini area to get rid of hair found there. More men are seeking hair removal in areas such as the back and the chest. Other men seek to have their bushy brows sculpted into a more appealing look through laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is best suited for women who suffer from hirsutism which refers to the unnatural growth of masculine hair on their bodies such as a mustache, a beard, chest hair and belly hair. Hirsutism is caused by hormonal imbalance. Women suffering from hirsutism will benefit from permanent hair removal made possible through the laser technology.
If you are in Ottawa, contact Dermis Advanced Skin Care for more information and to book an appointment for laser hair removal.