Unwanted Hair Solutions

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by sending a beam of laser light to an area on the skin with enough power to disable or destroy the root, but not enough power to harm the surrounding skin. This process is called selective photothermolysis. It is selective because it targets only the hair and not the skin. Photo means light and thermolysis means destroying with heat. The surrounding skin is usually cooled to protect it and make the process less painful. Some methods include a gel, a spray, or a cooling tip.

The Laser beam finds the hair follicles by targeting the substance that gives skin and hair dark color - melanin. The idea is that the hair should absorb the the laser energy (heat) and transfer that energy down to its root and destroy it. The skin also absorbs energy but hopefully not enough to damage (burn) it. Since the laser takes advantage of the different absorption rates of skin vs. hair the ideal candidate for laser has dark hair and light skin.

The laser will not work as well on light hair color. People with brown and red hair still get very good results. People with blond hair get the least results and will need many more treatments than people with darker hair. People with white or gray hair will get no results. The hot laser light will also be attracted to the melanin in the skin, so people with suntans, or dark skin types are at more of a risk for discoloration of pigment and other side effects such as burns.

Hair Removal by Laser is NOT ELECTROLYSIS. Electrolysis is a method of removing individual hairs one-at-a-time by directing an electric current into each hair follicle. This is the high tech/modern day method of destroying massive amounts of hair follicles with a simple trigger pull.

Unwanted hair is now no more an embarassment.
Thermolysis & Laser
assisted treatments at Body Science Aesthetic Clinic are utilized to remove unwanted hair. These procedures are safe, permanent, and painless.