Laser Hair Removal in Alexandria, VA
Laser hair removal will forever be one of the most popular aesthetic treatments. Everyone deals with unwanted hair on at least one part of their body. For women, it’s usually the legs, armpits, upper lip, or bikini area. For men, it’s the chest, back, and neck. Vanish Laser Clinic now offers a superior, long-lasting solution to remove unwanted hair once and for all!
Stop investing in hair removal methods that produce temporary results. Throw away your razors and shaving creams, stop wincing at the thought of wax appointments, and don’t waste time with long electrolysis treatments. Instead, receive the fastest, safest, pain-free and effective laser hair removal treatments and results from Vanish Laser Clinic today with our industry-leading Astanza MeDioStar laser!
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal prevents future hair growth by selectively targeting and destroying hair follicles at their root. During a treatment, our MeDioStar diode laser distributes light energy over the desired area. The light safely travels through the skin and targets the melanin in the hair follicle. The melanin absorbs the light energy, heating the follicle and damaging the cells that stimulate hair growth.
Multiple treatments are required to treat each hair strand during its active growth stage, or the anagen phase. Hair growth occurs in three different stages: the anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase. The anagen phase is when hair is still attached to the skin’s dermis. During the anagen phase, hair follicles receive blood supply and nutrients to grow, hence its nickname the active growth stage. The catagen phase, referred to as the transition phase, is when hair follicles shrink and detach from the nutrient supply. The telogen phase, also known as the resting phase, is when the detached hair rests in the follicle until it is pushed out by the growth of a new anagen hair, thus repeating the hair growth cycle.
Individual hairs are in a different phase at any given time, which is why multiple treatments are needed to target each strand while it’s in the anagen phase. On average, most clients will need six to ten treatments to achieve long lasting hair reduction.