About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal treatment works by heating and deactivating the follicles that produce hair. The pigment in strands of hair (melanin) absorbs light emitted by the laser generating heat. It then transmits this energy to the follicle beneath the skin, delaying or eliminating its capacity to produce hairs in the future.
Laser hair removal is an alternative hair removal solution to waxing or shaving. It allows you to remove hair growth from parts of the body long-term, including under the arms, the bikini area, back, upper lip, legs, or any other site on the body exhibiting unwanted or annoying growth.
Is it Permanent?
At Colorado Skin & Vein, we consider laser hair removal a semi-permanent hair removal treatment. The therapy eliminates most follicles’ capacity to produce hair, which is a process that the body cannot usually reverse. Some hairs may continue growing after the first treatment as previously dormant follicles reactivate. But second, third, and fourth treatments will usually eliminate these too.
Following laser hair removal, most patients will see reductions in hair growth sufficient to eliminate the need for periodic hair removal methods, such as shaving and waxing. Please note, though, that you may still see some growth at certain points in your life, especially if you experience hormonal changes.