Laser hair removal is an advanced technology that works by sending short pulses of precision laser energy directly into active-growth hair follicles. When the pigments in the follicle absorb this heat, it deactivates the follicle, so it can no longer produce hair.
Noninvasive, gentle, and virtually painless, laser hair removal is a preferential treatment, which means it targets hair follicles without affecting skin cells or other nearby tissues.
With Dr. Geria's Cutera Xeo laser, virtually any skin type no matter how light or dark, can be treated safely and effectively. Available at Geria Dermatology, Dr. Geria can safely and effectively treat patients of all skin types.
Dr. Geria can use laser hair removal on virtually any part of your body, including more sensitive areas like your face or the tops of your toes. Most people opt to treat one or more of the following areas:
Laser hair removal is just as effective for large areas as it is for smaller places.
Laser hair removal is a quick and relatively comfortable procedure. As the handheld device passes over an active-growth hair follicle and transmits a pulse of energy, it feels something like a tiny rubber band snapping against your skin.
This brief, mild sensation is well-tolerated by most people.
Before the procedure, Dr. Geria cleanses the treatment area and gives you eye shields to protect your retinas and corneas from the laser.
During the treatment, he holds your skin gently taut as he systematically passes the laser, spot-by-spot, over the treatment area.
The entire process can last anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the size of the area you’re treating.
Hair grows in three phases: Anagen, catagen, and telogen. Of these, the anagen phase is the only active-growth phase.
Because the laser only targets active-growth follicles, you’ll need multiple treatments to achieve complete results. To achieve optimal results, most patients require five to eight sessions, each spaced four to six weeks apart.
You can expect to see a 10-25% reduction in hair after your first laser hair treatment, further reduction with each successive treatment. Some people require occasional touch-up sessions to maintain their results.
Besides achieving smooth, hair-free skin, your skin is likely to be noticeably smoother and more uniform at the treatment site.
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