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Laser hair removal treatment dermatologist reviews common beliefs regarding Fremont area treatment


Many of the tasks we accomplish each day have been made easier with the development of innovative technology. Grooming habits have been maximized thanks to advances in both commercial and professional products and services. In the office of your experienced dermatologist, it is possible to undergo treatments that will permanently remove or reduce unwanted hair. After the completion of laser hair removal, men and women discover freedom from tweezing, shaving, and other time-consuming tasks.

Today, laser hair removal is more frequently called laser hair reduction. If friends, family, or colleagues have talked about this subject with you, or you have come across information regarding laser hair removal treatment online, it is likely that several reviews have been offered. At the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, we want our patients from Fremont, Milpitas, and surrounding areas to have precise information so that they may more easily determine if laser hair removal is for them.

Blonde and gray hair cannot be removed with laser hair removal

True. Laser hair removal works because laser light is absorbed by pigment in hairs within the follicles, and only colored hair contains enough pigment to absorb this energy. Gray and very blonde hairs are challenging, with the most efficient response in darker hairs. Gray hair has no pigment at all and is therefore unlikely to be affected by laser light. For the best results, laser hair removal should be performed before hair begins to gray.

Waxing and plucking can negatively affect laser hair removal

True. Laser hair removal reduces existing hairs by affecting those that are in the hair follicle. The thermal response within hairs inhibits the follicle's ability to produce new hair. If hair has been removed from the follicle via waxing or plucking, there is nothing in the follicle to absorb thermal energy and, therefore, no true effect of laser hair removal treatment.

Only about 25 percent of hairs are affected by laser hair removal treatment

Partially true. Each treatment with a hair-removing laser affects those hairs that are present in the follicle at the time. There remains, however, hairs in an inactive growth phase, which is why laser hair removal is performed in stages. From this view, laser treatments are only affecting a small percentage of hairs. The statement is only partially true, however, because the series of treatments extends throughout the hair growth cycle. By the last treatment in the series, more than 90 percent of hairs will have been treated and skin will be smooth and supple.

Damage can occur to darker skin with laser hair removal

True and false. There was a time in which laser hair removal was not appropriate for darker skin tones, due to the type of technology used. Since the early development of laser hair removal, many advances have been made. The devices use laser light technology that passes through the skin into hair follicles, greatly increasing the variety of skin tones on which treatment can be performed.

The team at the Center for Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser Surgery can help you determine if laser hair removal treatment is right for you. Contact us in Fremont or Milpitas to learn more about this procedure.

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