Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is perfect for women and men who desire the smooth, sleek look that comes from permanent hair removal. Laser treatments can leave you free from the hassle of everyday maintenance.
With laser hair removal, laser beams from our special hair removal laser concentrate light into the follicles of the hair to be removed. The pigment in the follicles absorb the light, and this process ultimately destroys the hair.
Benefits of laser hair removal:
- The laser selectively targets dark hair, which leaves the surrounding skin undamaged. (For this same reason, laser hair removal works best on dark hair. If you have light hair, we can recommend other permanent hair removal methods such as electrolysis.)
- Each laser pulse lasts only a fraction of a second and can treat multiple hairs at once. The laser can treat an area about an inch in diameter every second, making laser hair removal a relatively fast treatment.
- About 90 percent of those undergoing laser hair removal experience permanent hair loss after their course of treatment.
The number of laser hair removal treatments required for complete results varies from one individual to the next. This depends on the on the person’s hair and skin and the area to be treated. However, the average number of treatments is six, each approximately six to eight weeks apart. The skilled aestheticians and medical professionals at Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Clinic in Fort Collins or Johnstown (Loveland) will advise you of the best approach for your situation.
Popular areas to target for laser hair removal include:
- Upper lip
- Lower legs
After your laser hair removal treatment, your skin may look and feel as though it were sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help your skin feel better if it’s irritated. Blisters are rare, but are more likely in those with darker complexions because darker skin absorbs more of the laser’s energy. The treated hair you had treated will fall out over the the next month.