Does it seem like you’ve spent your whole summer waxing or shaving?
If this is you, laser hair removal can offer a safe, effective, and long-lasting way to remove excess hair and achieve soft, smooth skin.
But before getting started with treatment, it’s important to understand how laser hair removal works, including technological advancements.
For everything new about laser hair removal, read on.
What Hair Colors Can Laser Hair Removal Target?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that reduces hair growth by targeting pigment in follicles.
Because it’s melanin-focused, laser hair removal can only act on brown or black hair.
This means that current technology is not equipped to treat poorly-pigmented hair colors, including red, gray, white, and blonde.
What Areas Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?
One of the key benefits of laser hair removal is that it can eliminate unwanted hair from virtually any part of the body. Some of the most popular treatment areas include underarms, bikini, legs, arms, chest, and back.
The light-based treatment can also be effective in reducing hair on the upper lip, chin, sideburns, and neck.
However, not all facial hair is well-suited for laser hair removal. This is especially true for very fine, light-colored hair on cheeks, which is commonly referred to as peach fuzz.
Everything New About Laser Hair Removal
Although laser hair removal is one of the most established and popular cosmetic treatments, its technology continues to evolve.
In fact, there have been several recent discoveries that could make the procedure more accessible to patients with lighter hair colors.
Here’s everything new about laser hair removal:
MiraDry’s use of microwave energy to treat excessive underarm sweating has been shown to reduce growth of light hair such as red, strawberry, and blonde.
This finding may eventually lead to laser hair removal devices that are designed to treat all hair colors.
Additionally, microwave technology could offer a laser hair removal solution for bothersome peach fuzz.
Current modalities are unable to effectively target this fine, light facial hair, so it is exciting to think that it may be possible in the future.
Learn More About Laser Hair Removal
If you are considering laser hair removal, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced practitioners.