How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that permanently reduces hair growth. It uses highly concentrated light to disable hair follicles, effectively reducing or eliminating unwanted hair. Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for laser hair reduction.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses specialized equipment to deliver highly concentrated light into the skin. This light creates heat energy that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, effectively destroying the hair follicle. This damage disables the hair follicle, which reduces or prevents hair growth. At Cirine, we use high-quality equipment to make your session more comfortable and improve the outcome of the treatment.

We currently use the Candela GentleMax Pro, which uses dual wavelengths to treat most skin types safely. It also has a cooling device that protects your skin and makes the treatment more comfortable. Laser hair reduction is most often performed on the legs, bikini line, armpits, and face. The treatment can remove unwanted hair in any area of the body. 

Are the Results Permanent?

We prefer to call it laser hair reduction because this treatment can effectively reduce hair but doesn’t always permanently remove it. Following a treatment plan, you can expect to see a significant decrease in hair and hair growth. You may need to schedule follow-up treatments to maintain your results. If you are interested in a more permanent solution, we also offer electrolysis.

How Many Treatments Are Needed for Effective Results?

For most of our clients, we recommend scheduling 6–12 laser hair removal sessions about 4–8 weeks apart. This recommendation can vary based on the treatment area and other factors. Performing multiple sessions allows us to target hair follicles in different phases of the growth cycle and achieve long-term hair reduction. You may also need to schedule follow-up treatments 1–4 times a year to maintain your results.

Does Laser Hair Reduction Work on Everyone?

Laser hair reduction works best on individuals with dark hair and light-to-medium skin tones because darker and thicker hair absorbs more light energy. This makes it more responsive to the laser treatment. The laser technology that we use allows us to treat most people, but the treatment is not as effective on light-colored hair like gray/white or blond hair. Other individual factors, such as certain medications or hormonal imbalances, can also affect the treatment outcome. Book a complimentary consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for laser hair reduction.

Start Your Laser Hair Reduction Treatments Today

Laser hair reduction can permanently reduce or prevent unwanted hair growth. It is a safe and effective way to remove hair and it requires no downtime after the treatment session. Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care is a permanent hair removal provider that offers laser hair removal, electrolysis, massage therapy, and other skin and wellness services. We have clinics in both Wilmette and Chicago, Illinois. Book an appointment with us or contact us today to learn how you can permanently reduce your hair growth.

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