Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted hair is an annoying fact of life for many people. Razors, tweezers, and even hot wax are used to eliminate unwanted hair on the face or body. But a more convenient and effective method is laser hair removal. Our Anchorage medical spa offers this service, which is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available.
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How It Works
An intense, invisible light beam targets hair follicles with heat, ultimately destroying them at the root. The laser is able to focus on follicles by zeroing in on the hair's melanin, the dark color of the hair. Since laser hair removal targets melanin, it works best on people with dark hair and light skin. People with fair skin and red or blonde hair, or naturally darker skin or tanned skin, can get laser hair removal but with less successful results.
What to Expect
The hair in the target location will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin's surface. Patients are asked to wear goggles to protect their eyes and some patients choose to have a cream applied to their skin to make the procedure more comfortable. Laser settings are customized based on your skin and hair color, the hair's thickness, and the area being treated. Most patients say the procedure feels like a rubber band snapping their skin. It's common to see some redness after the treatment, which usually fades in about a day.
A few follow up treatments are required at 4 to 6 week intervals, since only hairs in the growth phase are affected. Money-saving hair removal treatment packages are available for your convenience. It's important to keep the treated area shielded from direct sunlight for at least a week after each procedure.
At FACES, we also offer laser treatments that improve the texture and coloring of the skin.