Most of us spend time each day or week removing unwanted hair. This adds up to a lot of time, and it’s all an act of futility because our hair just keeps coming back. If you’ve had enough of trying to remove unwanted hair and want a more permanent solution, call Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Aventura, FL to discuss laser hair removal.
Why Does Hair Keep Growing Back?
It’s frustrating. We spend countless hours waxing, shaving or plucking to no avail. Within days or, at best a few weeks, the hair is back. This is because none of our daily methods involve destroying the hair follicle. The follicle is where cells divide and form keratin, the protein our hair is made of.
Once the hair pushes through our skin, all of its cells have died, but the follicle is alive and keeps the hair growing by constantly creating keratin. All of your hair is in different phases of the growth cycle. Hair is always in one of four phases:
- Growing phase
- Transition phase
- Resting phase
- New hair phase
Shaving and Waxing
Shaving only addresses hair that’s above the skin’s surface. You shave the top of the hair off, and in the next day or two it will push through the surface again.
Waxing is a little different. When your hair is ripped out from the root, the follicle isn’t destroyed. It takes longer for the hair to push back through the surface, but eventually, it will. Not only is waxing painful, but if you get it done in a salon or spa it can also be very expensive, especially over time.
The Process of Laser Hair Removal
During laser hair removal, a concentrated light is aimed at the hair follicles, and the pigment of the hair absorbs the light, turning it into heat. This heat disrupts the hair follicle, eventually destroying it. Once the follicle is destroyed, that’s it. It doesn’t come back.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You’ll need multiple treatments because your hair is in different phases of growth. While laser hair removal gets rid of unwanted hair, it only affects the hair in the growth phase. Between 20-30% of your hair will be in a different phase at the time of your appointment. Once all your active hair has been effectively targeted, you can have the smooth skin you’ve always wanted.
After your treatment, your hair will fall out over the next few weeks. Once you lose the hair, you don’t have to worry about it coming back. Because laser hair removal is so precise, you don’t have to worry about your skin being damaged. It’s the pigment in the hair that absorbs the light, not your skin.
Call for Your Appointment
When you’ve decided you want a permanent solution to unwanted hair, help is just a call away. If you’re in the Miami, Coral Gables or Sunny Isles area, reach out to Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa in Aventura, FL to schedule your consultation. We understand how important it is to look and feel your best and we’re committed to helping each of our clients reach that goal.