Everyone who has to perform the daily chore of shaving and plucking can understand why laser hair removal is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures. Lakshmana Madala, MD, FIPP, and the aesthetic team at Pain Consultants of Michigan/ A & R Therapies offer permanent hair removal using the Vectus® laser, which is safe for all skin types and can remove hair from virtually everywhere on your body. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Saginaw, Michigan, or use the online booking feature.
When lasers operate at a specific wavelength, they’re only absorbed by the dark pigments in hair follicles. This allows the laser to safely pass through your skin to reach the follicles. As follicles absorb the laser’s energy, they’re heated just enough to be destroyed. As a result, they stop growing hair.
You need multiple treatments because of the growth cycle followed by each hair follicle. The follicles actively grow hair for about two to six years, then they stop growing hair, go through a short transitional stage, and enter a resting phase.
The hairs in the follicle start to loosen during the transitional stage, then they fall out during the resting stage. After several months at rest, the follicle once again grows a new hair.
These growth cycles affect your laser hair removal because the laser is only effective when the follicle is in a growth phase. Since each follicle follows it’s own time schedule, you’ll need several treatments spaced out before you’ll catch all the hairs in a growth phase.
The team at Pain Consultants of Michigan/ A & R Therapies use the Vectus laser for permanently removing hair because it has advantages such as:
Vectus can be used to remove hair from nearly everywhere on your body, including your face, back, chest, arms, underarms, legs, and bikini area.
The Advanced Contact Cooling feature makes laser hair removal nearly painless, but each patient is different. If your skin is more sensitive, talk with your aesthetician about a topical anesthesia.
Your Vectus session takes up to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. After your treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but this won’t last long. You don’t need to plan for downtime and can get back to your daily routine as soon as your session is finished.
If you’re ready to permanently do away with unwanted hair, call Pain Consultants of Michigan/ A & R Therapies or schedule an appointment online today.