Trade in Your Razor for a Laser: The Better Hair Removal Technique

There’s little question that laser devices are revolutionizing the medical aesthetics field, providing benefits from skin rejuvenation to body sculpting. If you’ve ever tired of taking a razor to unwanted body hair, there’s a laser for that, too. Laser hair removal is consistently a top-five light-based cosmetic treatment.

Dr. Richard Blanchar and his team are laser hair removal specialists, and they’re proud to offer treatments with the Vectus® high-volume laser hair removal system for their patients choosing permanent hair removal. Here’s more about this amazing laser system manufactured by Cynosure®.

Treating the roots

Laser hair removal works by compromising the hair follicles so they can no longer grow hair. Laser systems generate light at a single wavelength. Unlike a household light bulb, which covers a broad range of colors, light energy concentrates the wavelength, delivering it to targets that absorb the energy. It’s an effect like a dark shirt heating up in the summer sun.

Vectus directs its light energy to the darker follicles that are currently in a growth cycle. Since the wavelength is so narrow, surrounding skin tissue absorbs little energy from the Vectus laser, and it isn’t substantially affected.

The hair follicle, however, absorbs the Vectus light and warms up to a point that deactivates its ability to grow hair. In the weeks following your Vectus treatment, the hair falls out and the follicle dies, being absorbed and disposed of naturally by your body.

Hair growth cycles

Laser hair removal may include three or more treatment sessions, since your body hair has a growth cycle. The timing of these cycles are staggered, so that you don’t lose all your body hair at the same time. Only about one-third of your follicles are in the growth phase at any one time, so multiple treatments are necessary for the best hair removal results, even though you may notice substantial results after even a single session.

The Vectus advantage

Vectus isn’t the only hair removal laser available, but it offers advantages over multipurpose lasers that include hair removal as an option. Perhaps the biggest difference is the size of the Vectus treatment area. Covering more area with each activation means better coverage and faster treatment times.

The Vectus hair removal laser is ideal for removing hair from virtually anywhere on your body. It doesn’t matter if your unwanted hair is on your face, under your arms, on your legs, or along your bikini line. If you have a particular problem area, chances are good that Dr. Blanchar and his team can use the Vectus system to help you.

As with any laser hair removal system, you’ll feel a sensation like the snap of an elastic band at the moment of laser activation. Most people tolerate this sensation well. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light after treatment, so sunscreen protection is crucial. Follow all aftercare instructions for the best results.

You can book your hair removal consultation by calling Dr. Blanchar’s office or by using our convenient online booking tool. Get ready for a shave-free summer by scheduling an appointment today

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