Both men and women can suffer from unwanted hair on the face, neck, arms, legs, or anywhere else on the body. Today’s laser hair removal methods are much more convenient than older methods such as electrolysis, which required that one hair follicle be treated at a time. For laser hair removal at our Sacramento practice, we offer the state-of-the-art Gemini™ laser and the Sciton BBL with a 45 mm by 15 mm spot size.
Laser Hair Removal System
Laser hair removal can be used to treat large or small areas. The lasers are fine-tuned according to the size of the area, skin and hair color and will then deliver a precise amount of light to the hair follicles that are actively growing or in the anagen phase of the hair cycle. This light is converted to heat by the follicle, which becomes damaged and never again produces hair.
Gemini™ and the Sciton BBL hair removal treatments are comfortable. Topical anesthetic can be used, and the laser is designed to cool the skin while delivering treatment to the hair follicles. Patients generally report minimal discomfort during treatments and minimal or nonexistent side effects. Some patients like to take a NSAID such as Tylenol or Motrin prior to their procedure to increase the comfort.
The Gemini™ laser hair removal system also has the distinction of being the first FDA-approved laser for the treatment of tanned or naturally dark skin. However, such as with earlier systems, this laser hair removal system most effectively treats coarse, dark hair.
The Results of Laser Hair Removal
Because hair grows in cycles, you may have to undergo four to six Gemini™ laser hair removal sessions before hair has completely stopped growing in the affected area. However, this is a small price to pay for convenient, short sessions that create no downtime or side effects. Board certified plastic surgeon Charles Perry, MD and Chrysalis Cosmetics utilize the Sciton BBL for laser hair reduction as well for people with lighter skin tones. This device is extremely fast and comfortable. For hair reduction on the arms, legs, bikini area and under arms the Sciton BBL hair reduction laser works wonders.
To learn more about laser hair removal performed at our Sacramento practice, serving the entire Roseville area, contact our practice today.