Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular options available. Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, and simple method for eliminating unwanted hair. It is performed in a series of treatments, scheduled in coordination with the stages of hair growth. After patients complete all their necessary treatments, they will be rid of their unwanted hair. No more hassles, embarrassment, or worries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Until the last few years, shaving, tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis were the only methods of removing unwanted hair. In the early 1990’s, the first reports of using laser energy to selectively damage and disable actively growing hair follicles were published, and since the mid 1990’s, laser hair removal has become the “Gold Standard” method for hair removal. The laser that we use at Rejuvia uses 2 different wavelengths of light, allowing us to treat all skin-types with the most-effective treatment protocol.
There are several laser hair removal systems available today, but they all work using the principal of selective photothermolysis, in which a carefully timed pulse of laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed and converted to heat energy at the hair follicle. The generated heat energy is designed to destroy the hair follicle so it cannot grow back.
Laser Hair Removal works best in light skin, dark hair patients. Because the primary target in hair follicles is melanin pigment, less laser energy is absorbed by the skin and more by the hair follicle. Tanned skin also “robs” laser energy as it passes through the skin to the hair follicle. Because the pigment in the hair is the target for the laser energy, gray or white hair (which lacks pigment) cannot be effectively treated with any laser or light-based device.
Multiple laser treatments are necessary for best results. Laser energy has its greatest effect on growing hair follicles; as the dormant hairs become active, usually within 3 weeks to 3 months, some new hair growth will be observed. Usually at least 6 treatments over the course of a year will be necessary for satisfactory, long-lasting results. The face, underarms, and bikini lines are areas which respond fastest to laser treatments- backs, arms and legs usually need more treatments over time.
Used to restore volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours. They may also be used to fill acne “ice pick” scars.
Also known as Collagen Induction therapy, VirtueRF micro-needling stimulates collagen to treat fine lines and wrinkles by targeting the deeper layers of tissue of the face and body.