Go Hair-Free for 2019
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
At NorthcoastLaser Cosmetics, we love our lasers so much they’re part of our name. Your unwanted hair probably doesn’t feel the same way about our lasers, however, as they will zap these hairs into oblivion permanently.
It’s our Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Laser Hair Removal system and you’ll love it. This next generation laser hair removal system is incredibly effective while being very comfortable at the same time.
How lasers get the hair
Patients sometimes think that lasers zap the hairs as if they were fighting stormtroopers on a distant planet. Not so. First off, that would be dangerous and painful. Plus, it wouldn’t work for permanent hair removal; that would only remove the surface hair, which would then grow back.
You have to attack the hair follicle to stop hair growth. We set our Alma laser to match the color of your unwanted hair. The laser energy is then delivered onto the target area (more about that in a bit). The melanin in the hair absorbs the light energy, which converts to heat and travels down the hair shaft into the hair follicle. The heat then damages the hair follicle, precluding it from growing hair in the future. Voila, permanent hair reduction!
Pain-Free, Hair-Free is different
OK, so that’s how it works, but our Alma laser system is better than others you hear about. Unlike other laser hair removal systems, which must be stamped spot by spot, the Alma laser’s IN-Motion technology allows us to deliver the laser energy with a sweeping motion across the treatment areas. This sweeping motion has a couple of advantages. First, it eliminates any skipped or missed spots. Second, because the handpiece keeps moving, the patient’s skin is gently heated in a wider area, making it far more comfortable than the stamping methods. To help with comfort, our system also uses Alma’s patented DualChill mechanism for keeping the patient’s skin cool and comfortable during your session.
How many sessions will I need?
he FDA originally approved lasers for “permanent hair reduction.” This is because it is almost impossible to remove all the hairs in an area. Why? Our hairs have three phases in their growth cycle: growth, transition, and rest. Lasers are only effective when hair is in the growth phase. With millions of hairs on our bodies, and every hair operating independently, you can see the problem. We find that 6-10 sessions achieve from 85-90 percent hair reduction in treatment areas. Periodic “maintenance” from there will keep addressing any hair follicles that recover and start growing hair again.
Winter’s a great time to get rid of your hair for a 2019 Ohio summer! Call us at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics, (440) NEW-FACE, to make your appointment.
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