CALL FOR CONSULTS: (651) 900-1295

Laser Hair Removal

Remove or reduce unwanted hair

Melanin is a natural pigment found in certain cells of our body that is responsible for giving our hair, eyes and skin color. The more melanin produced by your body, the darker your hair, skin or eyes will be. Laser hair removal relies on the melanin in your hair absorbing light. Since light is energy, any absorbed light creates heat.

The goal is to get the pigment (melanin) in the hair to absorb enough light to create enough heat to permanently damage the hair follicle, without having the skin absorb the energy since your skin gets its color from melanin, too. If the hair follicle around the base or bulb of the hair is sufficiently heated, it will no longer produce hair. Doctors and scientists have discovered that by using a specific wavelength of light and properly cooling the epidermis (outer most layer of skin), the melanin in the hair will absorb most of the energy. This creates enough heat to destroy the hair follicle.

To be effective, it may take multiple treatments to get rid of the hair in a particular area. Hair goes through three phases, anagen (active growth), catagen (resting phase) and telogen (shedding phase). The transference of heat to destroy the hair growing capacity of a hair follicle only works when the hair follicle is in the anagen or growth phase, and it is near impossible to determine what phase of growth the hair is in during treatment. All hair follicles are generally randomized, meaning they are not all in the same phase at the same time. Also, the duration of a particular phase differs for different areas of the body. Because of this, treatments are generally scheduled 4-8 weeks apart depending on the targeted location to allow hair follicles to enter the anagen phase.

Since hair growth varies between follicles and different body areas, patients can expect hair removal to take approximately 6 treatments, although it may take more or less. One of the main factors that contributes to the success of laser hair removal is skin color. Because the melanin in your skin competes for the light energy being delivered by the laser, different wave lengths are used for different skin colors.

Our services include both IPL and Dual Wave Candela (“true laser”) laser hair removal.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology may also be used for hair removal. If you are considering IPL versus Laser Hair Removal treatments and want to learn more about the differences between the two, get in touch with us and we’ll help you decide, or read this helpful blog post, What is the Difference Between IPL and Laser Hair Removal?, on The Private Clinic’s website .

The Treatment Process

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, et insolens conceptam vel, ex ius tation sanctus assueverit. Id nec audiam iracundia dissentiunt, ea error movet placerat has. Ad libris tibique eos. Est enim primis definiebas in, quo porro singulis scribentur at. Sit novum sonet molestie. Id per quas dicam epicurei, et animal option cum. Has at nibh labitur efficiendi. Errem patrioque eu sed, utinam ubique mollis id nam. Ius vidisse iudicabit ut, delenit aliquando incorrupte eum eu. Ex est intellegam contentiones, mea eirmod atomorum ex, duo primis semper dignissim ei. Eu animal iuvaret antiopam mei, legere instructior ut vim.

Te movet percipit dissentiunt ius, usu justo semper id, persius bonorum indoctum te his. Singulis deseruisse pro ne. Vim saperet repudiare eu, ad vel vocibus similique. Ex petentium sententiae eam.Illum propriae cu has. Ei quas movet pri, vis in summo graeci aliquam, saepe homero detracto sea cu. Argumentum theophrastus ea cum, ius adhuc principes id. Essent numquam ne nam, est in rebum dicunt denique, qui voluptatum assueverit no.

What to Expect During and After Treatment

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, et insolens conceptam vel, ex ius tation sanctus assueverit. Id nec audiam iracundia dissentiunt, ea error movet placerat has. Ad libris tibique eos. Est enim primis definiebas in, quo porro singulis scribentur at. Sit novum sonet molestie. Id per quas dicam epicurei, et animal option cum. Has at nibh labitur efficiendi. Errem patrioque eu sed, utinam ubique mollis id nam. Ius vidisse iudicabit ut, delenit aliquando incorrupte eum eu. Ex est intellegam contentiones, mea eirmod atomorum ex, duo primis semper dignissim ei. Eu animal iuvaret antiopam mei, legere instructior ut vim.

Te movet percipit dissentiunt ius, usu justo semper id, persius bonorum indoctum te his. Singulis deseruisse pro ne. Vim saperet repudiare eu, ad vel vocibus similique. Ex petentium sententiae eam.Illum propriae cu has. Ei quas movet pri, vis in summo graeci aliquam, saepe homero detracto sea cu. Argumentum theophrastus ea cum, ius adhuc principes id. Essent numquam ne nam, est in rebum dicunt denique, qui voluptatum assueverit no.

Preparing for Treatment

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, et insolens conceptam vel, ex ius tation sanctus assueverit. Id nec audiam iracundia dissentiunt, ea error movet placerat has. Ad libris tibique eos. Est enim primis definiebas in, quo porro singulis scribentur at. Sit novum sonet molestie. Id per quas dicam epicurei, et animal option cum. Has at nibh labitur efficiendi. Errem patrioque eu sed, utinam ubique mollis id nam. Ius vidisse iudicabit ut, delenit aliquando incorrupte eum eu. Ex est intellegam contentiones, mea eirmod atomorum ex, duo primis semper dignissim ei. Eu animal iuvaret antiopam mei, legere instructior ut vim.

Te movet percipit dissentiunt ius, usu justo semper id, persius bonorum indoctum te his. Singulis deseruisse pro ne. Vim saperet repudiare eu, ad vel vocibus similique. Ex petentium sententiae eam.Illum propriae cu has. Ei quas movet pri, vis in summo graeci aliquam, saepe homero detracto sea cu. Argumentum theophrastus ea cum, ius adhuc principes id. Essent numquam ne nam, est in rebum dicunt denique, qui voluptatum assueverit no.