Imagine no more shaving or waxing! It’s easier than you think with our virtually pain-free laser hair removal protocols. Even the lightest color hair can be eradicated!
LASER HAIR REMOVAL IN LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY
Tired of shaving and waxing? Laser hair removal can permanently rid you of unwanted hair on any part of your body. Darker hair responds more easily to laser treatment, but even the lightest color hair can be eradicated with AMA Skincare’s expertly designed, virtually pain-free protocols. Join the legions of liberated women and men who are enjoying the carefree lifestyle that laser hair removal affords.
Dark pigment (melanin) in the hair shaft and the papilla (hair follicle root) are targeted by a specific light-energy emitted by the laser. In a fraction of a second, the hair is simply vaporized without damaging the skin or any surrounding tissue. Permanent hair removal typically requires 5-6 visits.
Hair grows in 3 phases:
- The active growth phase – the part of the follicle that actually generates the hair (the papilla) is present and is growing a hair.
- The mature phase – when the hair has stopped growing and the papilla has disappeared.
- The dormant phase – the follicle is preparing to “shed” the old hair (exfoliation) and cycle back to the active growth phase.
With time, typical skin will grow new hair from newly active follicles that have never before been active. This is a common occurrence due to normal life changes, maturation, aging and hormonal cycles for both men and women. Therefore, even after a thorough and effective series of laser hair removal treatments clearing all the hair from a given area, new hair may appear that will require an occasional touch-up treatment.
In one pulse lasting a fraction of a second, our lasers remove hair on a patch of skin the size of a quarter. The laser hair removal sensation feels like a hair being plucked or getting snapped by a rubber band. Our lasers incorporate a patented, state-of-the-art, integrated cooling system acting as a natural anesthetic, cooling down the skin to minimize any discomfort. Patients unanimously report that the hair removal treatment is a “piece of cake” compared to waxing.
It’s the pigment (melanin) in the hair that actually absorbs laser energy. So the darker the hair, the more laser energy is absorbed, ensuring hair vaporization and papilla destruction. Additionally, the thicker the hair, the more laser energy is absorbed. Think of the hair shaft as a lightning rod. The thicker the rod, the more electricity it absorbs. Thick jet-black hair is the easiest to remove. Patients with light blonde, grey or white hair without sufficient melanin will need to apply a specially formulated pharmaceutical gel, which infuses the follicle with a substance that mimics melanin and absorbs laser energy.
For information regarding the challenges, truths and misconceptions of darker skin, visit the Darker Skin FAQ page.