Laser Hair Reduction Scottsdale AZ
Clear + Brilliant Pelo
Clear + Brilliant Pelo is the newest technology for unwanted hair. What makes it different than other lasers is the linear scanning technology with the combination of the contact-cooling device. This causes the laser treatment to be faster and minimizes discomfort. Clear + Brilliant Pelo can be used safely and effectively on all skin types. We do recommend a series of treatments 4 to 8 weeks apart depending on what area we are treating. Our office in Scottsdale is the only office in the state offering this amazing treatment.
The perfect underarm will soon be the norm with the innovative miraSmooth treatment. The FDA has approved this in office treatment for the reduction in underarm hair. All hair color and skin color can be treated. There is no other modality that can make that claim miraSmooth acts by delivering energy to an area beneath the skin where hair follicles reside. The energy is not focused on pigment or color so the treatment is equally effective for all. Energy produces heat which in turn disables the hair follicle. As much as 70% or the hair can be affected with a single treatment. Most may desire additional treatments for more reduction.
Candidates for Laser Hair Reduction
Because the laser beams used to remove hair target its melanin (pigment), the best candidates have dark hair and light skin. Conversely, those with blond, red, gray or white hair and dark skin are usually not good candidates. Recent technological advances have made laser hair reduction for those with dark skin more successful, while techniques for using lasers to effectively remove light-colored hair are being investigated.
Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction
There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed through the use of laser therapy. They include the following:
- Hair is precisely targeted
- Procedure is quick
- Results are permanent (for 90 percent of patients) or long-lasting
For many patients, laser hair reduction in Scottsdale is painless, although some experience minor discomfort, usually described as something like a rubber band's snapping against the skin.
Laser Hair Reduction Procedure
Laser hair reduction is performed while the target area is numbed by a topical anesthetic. A handheld device that emits intense laser pulses is moved across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles. There are several different methods of laser hair reduction, some of which combine laser impulses with radiofrequency. The appropriate method for each patient is decided in consultation with the physician administering treatment.
Hair growth takes place cyclically, in three stages. The most effective laser hair reduction takes place during the andogen (full-growth) stage, because the hair follicles in this stage are susceptible to laser energy. But, because all hair is not in the same stage of growth at any given time, several laser treatments, usually between three and five, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary. To some extent, the length of treatment depends on the texture of the patient's hair, and the location from which it is being removed.
Recovery from Laser Hair Reduction
Some redness, soreness or swelling may occur immediately after laser hair reduction, but they almost always disappear within a few days. Cold compresses or ice packs, moisturizers, and anti-inflammatory creams may minimize discomfort. Sun exposure should be avoided as much as possible for some period of time.
Complications of Laser Hair Reduction
The most common complication of laser hair reduction is the regrowth of the unwanted hair. Frequently, however, the hair that regrows is finer and lighter than the hair that was removed. Usually, regrowth can be addressed with a few additional treatment sessions. Other complications that may arise after laser hair treatment include skin irritation such as blistering and crusting; changes in pigmentation or texture of the skin; and scarring at the reduction site.
Laser hair reduction FAQs
What is laser hair reduction?
Laser hair treatment is an effective way to reduce unwanted hair.
How does laser hair treatment work?
Laser hair treatment works by using a handheld device that releases a laser onto the desired area. The energy that is emitted goes deep into the skin and penetrates the hair follicles. The injury from the laser doesn’t allow the follicle to repair itself.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair reduction?
Our laser hair treatment, Clear + Brilliant pélo, works well on all skin types and most hair colors. If you have been wanting to eliminate your unwanted hair, then it is right for you!
How many laser hair reduction treatments are necessary?
We usually recommend getting 5-6 treatments to see your optimal results. For face, underarm or bikini, you’ll come back every 4-6 weeks. For treatments on the arms or body, you’ll come back every 6-8 weeks. For leg treatments, you’ll come back every 6-10 weeks.
Is laser hair reduction permanent?
Laser hair treatment targets hair follicles, and once they are eliminated they can’t grow back.
Is laser hair reduction painful?
Clear + Brilliant pélo uses a cooling device to minimize the discomfort during treatment.
How much does laser hair reduction cost?
The cost varies based on what areas are being treated, and how many treatments you need. Purchasing a package of multiple treatments will save you money!