Category: Laser Hair Removal

Going Bare: Let’s Talk Lasers!

laser hair removalGoing bare, it’s something that men and women alike have enjoyed for ages. We don’t mean bare in the sense of clothing-optional; more like hair-optional! Let’s face it, sometimes, as we get older, we really do notice that hair is growing in places we’d rather it not. Men may suddenly notice a few strands on their nose, or in their ears. Women, and men too, may grow tired of the hair that naturally grows under the arms, on the arms, on the toes, or in another part of the body. Fortunately, we have innovative technology to help us say buh-bye to unwanted hair.

The thing about laser hair removal is that, if you don’t know the details, you can easily believe something that isn’t accurate about this treatment. Here, we will lay it on the line:

Lasers are Great, but Still . . .
In the early days of laser hair removal, it seems as though treatment had been developed solely for those with dark hair and light skin. The reason for the limited range at the onset of this modality was that the wavelengths of light used at that time were most effective on dark hair. In recent years, a number of advances in laser technology have occurred. This has expanded the variety of skin and hair tones that can be treated with laser hair removal. What you need to know is that gray hair will not absorb laser energy. Lighter hairs will, but it may take longer to fully eradicate hair production when hair is super-light.

Your Habits Matter
There are two ways in which habits come into play before, during, and after laser hair removal treatments. Let’s look at how:

  • Prior to laser hair removal, it is necessary to let hair grow into the follicles. Without hair inside these tiny openings, there is nothing to absorb the light that comes from our laser device. Before treatment, you can shave. In fact, it is recommended to shave rather than to let stubble grow.
  • During the treatment protocol, the skin will need a little extra TLC, this can come from moisturizing baths in warm, not hot, water. Heat dehydrates. Also, lotion used throughout the treatment program should be high in water content, not thick. Try to avoid scented lotions, as they may contain alcohol, which exacerbates dryness.
  • Tanning is a controversial habit all around. It creates damage to skin cells that leads to premature aging. As it pertains to laser hair removal, tanning can impede results, and also create discomfort by making the skin more sensitive to laser light.

Get the right information about laser hair removal to determine the best time to start your treatment program. Call our Las Vegas office at (702) 823-5010.

Laser Hair Removal, Does it Really Work?

laser hair removalGrooming away unwanted hair. Many of us spend far too much time on this task! When there are other, more important and more fun things to do, why not expedite your daily hair removal routine by learning about laser hair removal?

Laser Hair Removal: How it Works

Laser hair removal has been used for several years. Around the world, this process has helped millions of men and women dwindle down the amount of unwanted hair in a given area. The way that laser treatment works is by vaporizing the hair that exists in the follicle at the time of the procedure. The pigment in hair picks up laser light and transfers it to heat. This thermal energy immediately destroys the hair, and affects the follicle so it cannot produce new hair once the growth cycle has been complete. What is important to understand is that hair grows in a cyclical pattern. There is an active growth phase, anagen, and also resting stages. Laser light can only reach hair in the follicle, not hair that is in a resting phase.

Does Laser Treatment Achieve Lasting Results?

To achieve long lasting results from laser hair removal, you must commit to a series of treatments. If you only treat the hair that is actively growing, you will very quickly see new hair on the area of interest. Most people are able to achieve their desired outcome in six to eight sessions. After this time, new hair growth, if it does occur, will be minimal. It is not accurate to describe laser hair removal as permanent, because a touch-up treatment may be needed every now and then.

Discover what Laser Hair Removal Can do for You

Many people are good candidates for laser hair removal. The primary limitation of current technology is the inability of non-pigmented hair to absorb laser light. Translation: gray and very light blond hair will not respond to treatment.

Laser hair removal can be very advantageous, whether performed in a small area such as the underarms or a larger area such as the back or the legs. You cannot underestimate the value of silky smooth skin that requires no shaving or waxing!

Learn more about laser hair removal in Las Vegas. Call Sahara Medical Institute at (702) 823-5010.

Does Laser Hair Removal Really Work?

Getting rid of unwanted hair can seem like you’re in the movie Groundhog Day. You shave, pluck, wax, or use harsh creams. The hair is gone, but then a couple weeks later there they are again! And you start the process all over again.

The problem with all of those hair removal methods is the temporary nature of the results. And you have to deal with the itchy, ingrown hairs from shaving and the three-week wait before you can have the unwanted hairs waxed again. Luckily, there’s laser hair removal at Sahara Medical.

The basics

Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair removal utilizes infrared light to eliminate unwanted hair by targeting the pigment in the hair follicles. The light is converted to heat as it hits the target area resulting in follicular destruction. Since hair in various parts of the body may undergo various stages (there are primarily four stages of hair growth), a couple of sessions may be necessary to completely get rid of the unwanted hair. Hair follicles that are in the anagen (active growth) phase have the greatest amount of melanin (pigment), which makes it the ideal time to remove unwanted hair. That’s why more than one visit is required to get rid of all your unwanted hair.

Does It really work?

There is no doubt that laser hair removal is effective in the permanent reduction of unwanted hair. Individuals with a combination of lighter skin and darker hair get the most benefit as the infrared light won’t be absorbed by adjacent skin areas, the hairs will get all the energy.

It takes usually six to eight treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to enjoy the full effects of laser hair removal. Each individual may respond differently, however, depending on skin tone and hair color. Hormones are also believed to influence the results.

Want to get rid of the hair permanently? Call us at 702-823-5010 and let’s talk about laser hair removal.

Speeding Up Your Beauty Routine

Your beauty routine helps you leave the house looking your best and feeling confident, but sometimes spending a lot of time on your beauty routine doesn’t leave time for other things you care about like a quick morning workout, healthy breakfast, walk with your dog, or extra 15 minutes of sleep. Speeding up your beauty routine will help you start your day off right while still looking and feeling your best. The following tips can help.

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Shower At Night

Showering at night can help you unwind and relax before going to bed, but it can also make your mornings easier and help you take better care of your hair. Showering in the morning often means you need to blow dry your hair which can take a long time and be hard on your hair. Instead of spending time blow-drying your hair in the morning, shower and wash your hair at night. Then put it in a loose braid and let it dry while you sleep. You’ll wake up with dry hair and loose waves and you won’t have to damage your hair with heated styling tools.

Prepare Your Outfit Ahead Of Time
The right outfit can change your whole day, but if you spend your morning searching for the right belt or debating between blouses, you’re losing valuable time that could be spent on other things. Prepare your outfits ahead of time so that you can make sure everything is clean and pressed and that you have all the right accessories.

Get Lasting Results With Laser Hair Removal
Shaving, waxing, and plucking can be frustrating, painful, and hard on your skin—but it is also time consuming. Instead of spending time every few days on removing unwanted hair, invest in laser hair removal for a long-term solution. Over a series of sessions, hair follicles are targeted and destroyed leaving you with smooth skin and extra time when you get ready for the day.

The overall treatment takes 6-8 sessions spaced out over a number of weeks. Once your treatment is completed, you won’t have to spend any more valuable time shaving, waxing, or plucking and you’ll have the results you want. To learn more about laser hair removal, schedule a consultation at the Sahara Medical Institute.

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Hairless: How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

seated-cross-legSo often we women get too excited to be hairless without the hassle of waxing or shaving. We imagine up crazy scenarios of magically being hairless. And then when laser hair removal came along, so many of us just imagined a bright laser beam burning and zapping off each individual hair. However, it is so much more than that. Laser hair removal is an actual medical treatment that you will need to thoroughly prepare for.

More Than Waxing or Shaving

When you are getting ready to wax or shave your own legs, the preparation is there, but it is minimal. You have your supplies and the time, and so you sit down and do it. However, with laser hair removal, there is much more. Not only must you schedule the appointment, but you need to do your research. Is your doctor certified? Do others trust and like him?

In addition, this preparation is a long term commitment. Your appointment will be made at least six weeks in advance. This is because you will need time to stop waxing, plucking, or using electrolysis for at least that long. Shaving is alright, though. It might seem strange, but it really makes a lot of sense. The laser hair removal procedure targets the roots of the hair, and so there need to be some roots there. If you wax or pluck, the roots will already be gone.

During these six weeks of preparation, you should avoid the sun at all costs. Now, we’re not saying hide in a basket until you become an albino. Just stay out of the sun if at all possible. Cover up with hats and sunscreen and light clothes. Don’t go outside for longer than a few minutes if you can help it. You definitely do not want sensitive and burned skin during the procedure, but also sun exposure generally thwarts hair removal. If you spend lots of time in the sun, your hair removal process will be less effective and there will be more risks of complication.

So take your time to prepare for your treatment. If you prepare and have a good surgeon, you won’t have to shave for a long time.