Laser Hair Removal

Our permanent laser hair removal protocol will leave you silky smooth and hair-free all over.

Before and after photos of laser hair removal patients

Tired of shaving and waxing? Laser hair removal can permanently rid you of unwanted hair on any part of your body. 

Watch the video : What is laser hair removal?

How would you like to have smooth and silky skin for life? Forget about shaving and razor burn, the monthly expense of waxing, and chemical depilatories that irritate your skin! All of these hair removal treatments are extremely hard on your skin. From causing razor burn, rashes, and ingrown hairs to stripping layers of skin off with waxing, all in the name of smoother skin.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

Here at AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare our skilled laser specialists use state of the art laser technology to remove all that unwanted hair, permanently and with zero damage to your skin! You will never again have to worry about getting ready for bikini season. You’ll be bikini ready all year long! It’s that simple. Join the legions of liberated women and men who are enjoying the carefree lifestyle that laser hair removal affords.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal on the legs

Laser hair removal on the legs

Darker hair responds more easily to laser treatment, but even the lightest color hair can be eradicated with AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare’s expertly designed, virtually pain-free protocols. 

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. 

Hair Grows in 3 Phases

  1. The active growth phase – the part of the follicle that actually generates the hair (the papilla) is present and is growing a hair.
  2. The mature phase – when the hair has stopped growing and the papilla has disappeared.
  3. The dormant phase – the follicle is preparing to “shed” the old hair (exfoliation) and cycle back to the active growth phase.

On average, a hair follicle will cycle through these phases every 4-12 weeks, depending on which part of the body is growing the hair. When dark hair is treated, it’s always vaporized regardless of the phase. However, the follicle itself will stop making hair only if treated during the active growth phase when the hair shaft is still connected to the papilla, making it vulnerable to the laser energy destroying it.

Darker Hair Vs Lighter Hair

Melanin in the hair absorbs the laser energy

Melanin in the hair absorbs the laser energy

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.

The Laser Hair Removal Treatment

To achieve permanent hair removal, 5 to 6 laser hair removal treatments approximately 4-6 weeks apart are usually required. That is to ensure that every follicle is treated in the active growth phase when the papilla is present.

Works on Both Dark Skin and Light Skin

It used to be that darker skin was very difficult to treat because the energy of the laser absorbed by the hair was also being absorbed by the pigment in the skin. Since then, more advanced lasers with different energy frequencies have been developed to bypass the pigment in the skin altogether, and absorb directly into the follicle, destroying the follicle’s hair-making capability.

Watch the video : Laser hair removal on dark skin

Please watch the video above. For information regarding the challenges, truths and misconceptions of darker skin and lasers, visit our Darker Skin FAQ page.

Does it Hurt?

Laser hair removal with the NdYAG 1064

Laser hair removal with the NdYAG 1064

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.

What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Expect a little pink / red “puffiness” and small bumps like “goose bumps (follicular edema) immediately after the treatment. The area may feel as if it was sun burned. These symptoms should subside within a few hours (2 – 3 days at most).

Approximately 1-3 weeks after the treatment, treated hair will push its way out of the skin to eventually fall out (exfoliation). It may even seem that the hair is growing. Don’t worry, the hair is “dead” and is simply being pushed “over board” by healthy skin doing some house cleaning.

Maintenance Treatments

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.

Watch the video : An in-depth look at laser hair removal

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

A. Yes, it is completely safe. In fact, once your hair is permanently removed your skin will most likely be much happier and healthier. No longer will you need to do things that are hard on your skin such as waxing, shaving, threading or using depilatories. This will leave you skin much happier.

A. Yes. The root of the hair is targeted by the laser to kill the source of the hair growth. This also prevents that hair from regrowing in the future.

However, over time, skin can grow new hair from follicles that are newly activated. Meaning that the follicles where never active before and did not grow hair. Normal life changes make this a common occurrence such as aging, maturation and hormonal cycles for both women and men.

Therefore, even after series of hair removal treatments that have thoroughly removed all the hair from a specific area, it is possible that new hair will appear. This new hair growth can be easily removed with an occasional touch-up treatment.

A. It is the pigment (melanin) in you hair that absorbs the laser energy and vaporizes the follicle. Thus, laser hair removal is not effective on white hair as it has no melanin to target.

There is a substance called Meladine that will solve the problem. A liquid solution is introduced into your hair follicles that will absorb the laser energy. While this is not as effective as the natural melanin, it is an effective solution for treating white hair.

A. Body order is intensified in many cases by the the bacteria that live around and in the hair follicles. Therefore, the results of laser hair removal not only result in smoother and cleaner skin but also skin that smells much better.

A. During the first few days following laser hair removal some the hair that was treated will fall out. Don’t worry, this is not new hair growth. The exposed portion of the hair was vaporized by the laser and the unexposed portion of the hair is now being pushed out. It can appear as new hair growth, but is not.

A. For darker skin, the NdYAG 1064 is the laser frequency of choice.

A. Yes, someone under 18 years old CAN have laser hair removal…with a few conditions.

  1. Obviously, the young person’s parents need to give consent.
  2. Everyone needs to understand that while a young person is still going through puberty, where hormonal changes are still occurring, some of the areas where the hair was removed may yet grow new hair in the future.  Of course, if that happens, the new hair can also be removed.
    In general, once a person is past puberty, laser hair removal is 98% perfectly permanent!!

Authored by Dr. Asher Milgrom | Reviewed by Dr. Alice Pien | Last updated: