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Laser Hair Removal

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Are you tired of shaving sensitive areas over and over, only to have it grow back as itchy stubble and annoying in-grown hairs? Beach season is almost year-round in Anaheim, and around here we don't like having to go back to painful waxing or messy shaving over and over. That's why more and more people on the West Coast are turning to laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a long-term solution for unwanted hair – but how does it work?

During hair removal, specially trained technicians will use medical lasers to zap away your unwanted hair, one follicle at a time. These lasers produce a very highly concentrated beam of light which is focused onto the hair. If you remember back to your high school science course, light is absorbed by darker colors – and that's exactly what the pigment in the strand of hair does, absorbing most of the laser before surrounding skin is affected.

The hair heats up, effectively zapping the follicle that the hair grows out of. This brief heat treatment not only causes the hair to fall out, it also discourages the follicle from quickly regrowing the hair, meaning that the results last longer than shaving or waxing.

When is laser hair removal ideal?

(1). When you have large areas of hair to remove

(2). When you want your hair to stay gone long-term – without ongoing maintenance

(3). When you wish to remove hair from your most sensitive regions

Laser hair removal is not permanent, but it typically lasts at least several months and in many cases can last over a year. It's also surprisingly not painful. That's because the laser beam does not have to be on any one area for very long, and is focused primarily at the hair, which does not have nerves and cannot feel pain. Most people describe the feeling as a slight pinch – and then it's done for months.

If you're sick of dealing with razors, ingrown hairs or wax strips, consider laser hair removal. It's quite possible the easies hair removal method available, and it's certainly the longest-term fix.

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