Laser Hair Removal
At Oregon Derma Center, we understand the desire to remove unwanted hair. We all have hair in areas we’d rather not. These areas include the face, legs and many other inconvenient places. Hair removal is the most popular light-based aesthetic procedure in the world and we use Fortona cutting edge and painless Laser Hair Removal technology.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
To perform light-based hair removal, a large rectangular window emitting broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin. The energy travels harmlessly through the epidermis and dermis until it strikes the hair follicle, which contains a dense, melanin-rich hair shaft and bulb. The dark-colored melanin absorbs the light and rises quickly in temperature, destroying the hair-producing cells surrounding the follicle. Because the heat is not sustained, no damage occurs outside the follicle area. As a result, you damage the hair follicle and not the surrounding skin.
- Never Shave Again
- Comfortable, Virtually Painless Procedure
Why Six Treatments?
No matter which laser is used you will always need 6 treatments for hair reduction. Why you ask? Our hair grows in three different phases, which takes a cycle of six weeks to complete. The three phases are known as the anagen (active growing hair), catagen (regressing hair) and telogen (permanent resting hair) phases. In order to remove hair, you must damage it at the root during the anagen phase. The anagen phase is when the hair is actively growing from the root.
The laser then kills the follicle by destroying the surrounding blood vessels that nourish it. That hair should never grow again but the other hairs in the catagen stage will continue to grow for about six weeks until those hairs become active and ready to be destroyed by the laser. Once you have completed six treatments of laser hair removal, all of the once active hairs have reached the telogen phase and no longer able to grow.
Begin Your Hair Removal Treatment
If you’re interested in receiving Laser Hair Removal Treatment, give us a call or contact us via our online appointment request from. We’ll discuss treatment options and get you on your way to being hair-free!