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Targeting Unwanted Hair at the Follicle

Laser hair removal offers a clear alternative to tweezers, razors and waxes

Laser hair removal model

Some people find the presence of hair on certain areas of the body to be unsightly or embarrassing. Others tire of the hassles of shaving, tweezing, waxing and other methods of hair removal.

If you are one of these people, silky smooth skin with Laser Hair Removal is within your reach. Both men and women have found Laser Hair Removal with the Certified Laser Technicians at Spa Greystone to be an effective, long-lasting and often permanent solution for unwanted hair.

Laser Hair Removal is a popular treatment at our Birmingham, Alabama laser spa for the convenience of treatment and long-lasting results. It is most commonly used to diminish hair growth on the face, back, legs, forearms, underarms and bikini area. Not just for women, laser hair removal is frequently chosen by men to reduce hair growth on the chest, back and abdomen.

Laser hair removal treatments at Spa Greystone can last anywhere from a few minutes for small areas, such as the underarms, up to about an hour for larger areas, such as the legs. During the comfortable treatment, laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the follicle and shaft of the hair, damaging the hair follicle and inhibiting its ability to grow hair.

Cycle of hair growth

Hair grows in three phases: active growth (anagen phase), transitional (catagen phase) and resting (telogen phase). Laser hair removal is most effective for hair follicles that are in the active growth phase. Other follicles in the area are in the resting or transitional phases. These follicles can be treated when they enter a new growth phase. For this reason, several treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart are usually required to achieve the desired results.

Because of the way the laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicles, people with darker skin or lighter hair may need more treatments than those with lighter skin or darker hair.

If your skin appears red or irritated after a laser hair removal treatment, don’t worry. This usually subsides after a couple of days. You may be asked to use a topical cream to protect the skin. And as always, be vigilant with sunscreen!

Birmingham AL laser hair removal at Spa Greystone

Our Certified Laser Technicians in Birmingham, Alabama are noted for their friendly and compassionate manner while delivering results-oriented treatments that permanently reduce the amount of hair on the face, chest, back, bikini line, legs or any area of the body.

To find out more about hair removal, skin resurfacing, facial rejuvenation and more at Spa Greystone, please call 205-980-1744, ext. 2 today. 

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