Laser hair removal is a popular hair removal method that can effectively remove excess body hair. The beauty-conscious women pay great attention to their skin. In order to make your skin look crystal clear and smooth, you often need to go to the relevant diode laser hair removal machine . Especially the hair that affects the beautiful body is the part that beauty-conscious women think must be removed.
Because of the hair growth cycles. Lasers work by destroying hair roots which are active at the time of treatment, and which have enough pigment to absorb sufficient laser energy. The hair shafts in the treated hair follicles will fall out, or be “shed” 1-3 weeks after treatment.
Anagen : This is the “perfect” stage for treatment. The hair is grown and it is visible above the skin and can be treated. The hair shaft is attached to the papilla, thus enabling the laser to attack the melanin in the shaft and disable the papilla. This period for facial and body hair can be as long as two to three weeks.
Catagen : the “perfect” stage for treatment has passed. The growth process has reversed itself and the hair is getting ready to shed (this is not the same shedding process as post-laser treatment). The moisture, water and salt have begun to dry up. It is still possible to treat with laser since a follicle treated in the Catagen stage will still produce another hair. This stage is remarkably variable and can be as little as two days.
Telogen : This is the final stage, the “resting” stage. The hair is neither developing nor growing. It can not be treated during this stage, as it usually is not visible above the skin. For laser treatment the hair shaft is fully detached from the papilla, thus not allowing the laser to attack the melanin in the shaft and disable the papilla. This unpredictable phase can be as short as a few days or as long as a few years.
The “perfect” time for hair to be permanently destroyed is when it is in the Anagen or growing stage. It can take 6 to 12 weeks for a hair to grow from the matrix, or papilla, to the surface of the skin. These cycles can vary somewhat from individual to individual, and render individual patterns that are vastly different
“Your commitment” to laser hair removal is very important! Hair can grow approximately ½ inch per month, but the hair on a woman’s lip may reach only ¼ inch above the skin. This means the hair would be visible above the skin, in the Anagen stage, approximately 2 weeks. If appointments are missed, permanent hair removal can not be achieved as quickly since some of the hair will have begun to reach the shedding stage before treatment and therefore complete destruction of the papilla can not be achieved. Laser treatments are scheduled for 6 – 8 weeks apart to coincide with the Anagen cycle.
Please keep in mind that your laser technician is a dedicated professional who is eager to help you achieve your goal of permanent hair removal.