Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. At Beleza Beauty House & Aesthetics, we use a diode laser. A diode laser is ideal for laser hair removal, as it can be used on all skin types. Our diode laser provides a large spot size, a hertz rate capable of up to ten pulses per second, and has a built-in contact cooling system making the treatment comfortable for our patients.
During laser hair removal, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.
Although laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for long periods, it usually doesn’t result in permanent hair removal. Multiple laser hair removal treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments might be needed as well. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair, but it can be successfully used on all skin types.