Remove Unwanted Hair with Laser Hair Removal


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woman with smooth skin, hair removal; UW Health Transformations, Madison, WisconsinLaser Hair Removal is a medical, non invasive procedure available at UW Health Transformations that uses an intense, pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair.


During laser hair removal, a low energy beam is sent through the skin and is then absorbed by the dark pigment present in the hair follicle. The intense amount of heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future growth.


Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?


Laser hair removal is the most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair.


Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes several laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed.


What can you expect after a laser hair removal treatment?


You will experience very minimal - if any - discomfort, and can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure. Sometimes, patients may notice temporary skin redness and swelling following treatments, which only lasts a short time.