Does laser hair removal work everywhere?

You can do this anywhere on the body and the machine can cover large areas quickly. The only thing you can be sure of with laser hair removal is that it takes time and money. Unfortunately, it's not a job done and 8 to 12 treatments are usually recommended, with an interval of 4 to 6 weeks. However, this may vary depending on the person and the area being treated.

Michigan-based dermatologist Shauna Diggs of Grosse Point confirms to Allure that she can receive lasers virtually anywhere there is hair, yet there are parts of her body where the laser process works the fastest. The most popular areas for treatment are the face, armpits, bikini area and lower legs, Diggs shares. In studies, the armpits tend to respond more quickly, partly because it is the lightest area with the least exposure to the sun and has the darkest hair. That said, the general consensus of the dermatologists we talked to is that if you have hair, you can remove it with a laser, although for some people, depending on the pigment in your hair or skin, it may require a little more effort.

The legs tend to respond very well to laser hair removal. Hair on the legs is usually thicker and darker than hair in other areas. Because of this, you can often get amazing results in the fewest number of treatments. The laser emits a gentle beam of light that safely passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle.

Energy is transformed into heat, which permanently prevents the hair follicle from producing new hairs. Essence MediSpa has one of the most advanced laser hair removal systems in the Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Newburgh area. However, with some medications, aging, and hormonal changes, inactive hair follicles can begin to produce hairs. Underarms are a popular treatment area for laser hair removal, and it can even diminish the continuous dark shading that many people see even after shaving or waxing.

The innovative technology behind the LightSheer system is so advanced that your laser hair removal sessions are more comfortable compared to similar platforms. A long-term clinical study was conducted to evaluate LightSheer, and of the 92 patients studied, all had temporary hair loss and 89% had long-term hair loss. Most people report a permanent 90 percent reduction in hair growth, but fluctuating hormones can bring it back. Laser hair removal generally requires six to eight treatments, but can require up to 10 sessions, depending on the area being treated and its growth cycle.

Keep in mind that these hairs would have grown anyway, which would add to an already undesirable hair growth area. But avoid waxing or waxing your hair for six weeks before your appointment, as you need the follicles to be intact for the laser energy to work. With LightSheer Duet from Essence MediSpa, one of the Hudson Valley's most advanced technologies for hair removal, you won't need to grow hair during treatment. However, it's important to know that laser hair removal is only effective for dark hair follicles that contain melanin.

Like the legs, the hair in the bikini area is usually thicker and darker, making it an area that can respond quickly and dramatically to laser hair removal. The professionals at Essence MediSpa have years of experience removing unwanted hair in the Hudson Valley.

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