Understanding Hair Removal
Tired of unwanted hair? We are too! Methods for dealing with unsightly and bothersome hair include plucking, shaving, waxing, epilation and more. Some of these methods are messy, others are painful, but all are temporary. Ann Arbor Laser Specialists now offers a permanent hair reduction solution to your unwanted hair problems.
Intense Pulsed Light Technology
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal at Ann Arbor Laser Specialists offers a long-lasting and satisfying solution for people looking to get rid of their hair once and for all. We have invested in the state-of-the-art Astanza Liberty IPL system to perform all treatments. Unlike lasers that use a single, particular wavelength to target specific hair colors, IPL technology uses a broad-spectrum of light to target melanin in the hair follicle.
How It Works
During a treatment, our Astanza Liberty IPL will emit bright flashes of light onto your unwanted hair. The broad-spectrum of light will pass through the skin, targeting only the melanin in the hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. The absorption of light energy destroys the hair follicles, inhibiting the growth cells to stimulate regrowth. Hair removal is only successful when the hair is in the active growing stage.
Hair grows in different cycles: the anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase. The anagen phase is the growth phase. It is during this stage that your hair follicle is actively growing. The catagen phase is when the hair follicle detaches from its nutrient source, and the telogen phase is when the hair follicle falls out. In order to target the hair during the anagen phase, multiple treatments are needed.
Ann Arbor Laser Specialists recommends each patient receives a minimum of 6 to 12 treatments in order to effectively treat all hairs during their active growth stage. Our Astanza Liberty IPL system is safe to use on all skin types, all hair colors, and all parts of the body. Call us today to get rid of your unwanted hair once and for all!
For more information on how hair removal works or to schedule your free consultation, call our Ann Arbor office at (734) 972-0959.