You may have heard about the benefits that come from using laser hair removal treatments. However, you may have some questions about how the treatment is performed and if it is right for you. Tampa residents are warmly invited to learn more about this treatment and contact our office to schedule their first consultation.
How the Treatment Is Performed
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how this treatment is performed and how it is able to prevent hair from growing. One of the misconceptions that is popular is that laser energy is used to just burn the hair. This is not accurate. If your hair was burned in any other way, it would eventually grow back.
This treatment takes advantage of the fact that light energy is attracted to darker pigment. Just think about how the sun is more attracted to a black T-shirt in comparison to a white T-shirt. So when the laser is directed at a person’s skin, the energy is absorbed by the darker pigment in the hair follicle. This disables the hair follicle, preventing it from growing again in the future.
After understanding how this treatment works, you can see why individuals who have light skin and dark hair get good results with laser hair removal. Another misconception that people have is that the treatment only works for individuals with this hair and skin color combination. The great news is that the lasers that we have available can help individuals with lots of different hair colors. When an individual with darker skin has the treatment performed, instead of the energy being attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, the energy is actually attracted to the blood in the hair follicle. So individuals with darker skin are still able to get great results.
You need to visit us multiple times in order to get the longest lasting results. Most of our clients need to visit our office at six to nine times in order to have treatments performed. The reason why this is necessary is because you will only get good results if hair is treated when it is actively growing. Not all of the hair on your body is going through an active growth phase at the moment, so the treatments need to be spaced apart.
Contact Us Today
We would be happy to tell you more about laser hair removal and how it can benefit you. You are warmly invited to The Mack Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL in order to set up your initial consultation. Once you meet with us, you will have a realistic idea of what this treatment can do for you and how many treatment sessions you will need to get the best results. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started!