Lasers operate using different wavelengths, which determines the type of tissues they affect and the conditions they treat. Hair can be precisely targeted and eliminated by lasers using wavelengths that are absorbed by colored pigments in hair follicles but pass safely through your skin. Hair follicles are heated as they absorb laser energy, which destroys the follicles and prevents future hair growth.
All hair follicles on your body go through a three-phase growth cycle. They actively grow for about two to six years, then the growth phase ends. After passing through a brief transitional stage, the follicle goes into a resting phase.
Hair falls out during the resting phase, but each follicle operates on its own time schedule, so all your hair doesn’t fall out at the same time. On any given day, about 10-15% of your hairs are in the resting phase.
The growth cycle affects laser hair removal because the laser is only effective when hair is in a growth phase. You’ll need to get several laser treatments over a period of time before you’ll catch all of your hairs in their growth phase.
Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types and can be used to treat any area of the body, including your face, legs, arms, and back. The treatment can also be done on sensitive body parts such as nipples and your bikini area.
The length of your treatment depends on the area being treated. The back and legs may take 20-30 minutes, while an upper lip only takes 5-10 minutes. Most patients can tolerate the procedure, but you may use topical numbing creams to ensure your comfort.
After laser hair removal, your skin may be slightly red or sensitive for a few days. The team at Dr. Jay’s provides detailed self-care instructions to relieve issues and promote healing. You won’t need to take downtime – you can return to your normal routine when your session is over.
At Dr. Jay's Tustin Place Medical Group, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. We accept the following insurances.
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