Keeping up with the removal of unwanted hair can be a hassle. It seems like you just shaved or waxed and the hair is already growing back. Frequent hair removal is not only time consuming, but can cause annoying skin irritation as well. Laser hair removal can be a desirable alternative to all that shaving and waxing and offers a permanent solution to that unwanted hair. If you are looking for laser hair removal in NJ, Vectus laser treatments are a great option.
These treatments can effectively reduce hair growth on various areas of the body such as the back, arms, chest, legs, underarms, face, and bikini area.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
During a laser hair removal treatment, a gentle pulses of light energy travels through the skin to the hair follicle and shaft. The pigment,which gives the hair its color, absorbs the light energy which damages the follicle and inhibits hair growth.
The hair has three growth stages and during the anagen or active growth stage, hair follicles contain more pigment. Undergoing laser hair removal treatments during this growth stage will maximize results as the pigment rich follicles will absorb more light energy.
After treatment, the damaged follicles will either produce very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible or be completely unable to produce new hairs. Regrowth will progressively get thinner with each treatment until there is little or no hair remaining.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Prior to the laser being used, a gel will be applied to the skin in the area to be treated. When the treatment begins, the laser hand-piece will be guided over the area. You will feel a cooling sensation which will provide comfort during the treatment.
As the light energy is absorbed by the hair follicles, a slight sting, similar to being snapped by a rubber band will be felt. This feeling dissipates almost immediately and depending on the size of the area, treatments typically take just a few minutes.
Once the treatment has been completed, the original gel will be removed and another cooling gel may be applied to soothe the treated area. While you may feel a bit like you have a mild sunburn, the treatment is minimally invasive allowing you to immediately return to normal activities.
Benefits of Vectus Laser Hair Removal
There are other types of treatments such as long pulsed alexandrite, Nd:YAG and IPL laser treatments that have multiple applications. The Vectus Laser is a diode laser specifically designed for laser hair removal.
It has two different sized hand-pieces. The small spot size is designed for treatment of smaller areas such as the upper lip. The large spot size allows for quick and efficient treatment of larger areas such as the the back, chest or legs.The large spot Vectus Laser also distributes the light energy more evenly, reducing variation across the treated area while improving results and safety.
Another significant advantage of the Vectus Laser is the integration of Skintel, a melanin or pigment reader. Typically, laser hair removal is most effective on those with dark hair and light skin. With Skintel, the Vectus Laser can effectively target the root of the hair on all skin and hair types. By measuring how much pigment your hair and skin contain, it immediately allows the laser setting to be adjusted for optimum results for an individual’s specific amount of pigmentation.
How Many Treatments are Required for Positive Results?
Because hair grows in three cycles, multiple treatments are required, typically 4-6 treatments, to produce optimum results. Of course, this can vary depending on hair color and texture, skin color, the area to be treated and the amount of unwanted hair.
It is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks in between treatments of the face, underarms, arms, and bikini area. For the back, chest and legs, 8-10 weeks between treatments is recommended.
Considering Vectus Laser Hair Removal in NJ?
If you’re tired of shaving, plucking or waxing, it might be time for a consultation with a Vectus Laser provider. Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is proud to offer Vectus Laser hair removal in NJ and many other aesthetic services for a happy, healthy and more vibrant look and lifestyle. So what are you waiting for? Put the razor down and give us a call!