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Types of Unwanted Hair

There are many different types of hair that can be removed using our laser hair removal process. It comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Hair in different areas of the body has different physical characteristics, growth cycles and follicle depths, and all of these factors will affect how we treat your unwanted hair.

Causes of Unwanted Hair

Excess hair is caused by factors such as gender, genetics, race, age, and hormonal changes in the body (puberty, pregnancy and menopause). Excess facial hair is closely related to your genetic background, and often unwanted hair increases with age. Pregnancy, puberty, and menopause can cause hormonal changes that will affect excess hair growth. Unwanted hair can be equally problematic for men and women.

Which Laser Hair Removal Treatment is Right for You?

Facial Hair Removal
Bikini Line Hair Removal
Body Hair Removal
Eyebrows Hair Removal
Arm Hair Removal
Leg Hair Removal

Hair Growth Cycle

Hair has three different cycles, anagen, catagen, and telogen. Hair growth cycles are important because they affect the outcome of your laser hair removal program. When the hair is in the Telogen or “resting" phase, the target (the melanin at the base of the hair follicle) is not present. Because the target is not present during the resting phase, hair removal will not occur. For permanent hair removal to occur, the hair must be in the Anagen (growth) phase when the laser hair removal treatment is performed for the process to work. For this reason, the duration between laser treatments must match as closely as possible to the length of the hair growth cycle for the area of the body being treated. Factors such as age, ethnicity, gender, medication, hormones, and location on the body can all influence the hair growth cycle and there is no one formula for estimating the growth cycles exactly, but it can be approximated.

Celibre's Laser Hair Removal

How Hair Grows DiagramThe anagen phase is the active growth phase for the hair. Pigmentation (melanin) content is highest during this phase, causing rapid growth. During this phase, laser hair removal treatments work best because of the higher melanin content.

The catagen phase is a short transition stage that occurs at the end of the anagen phase. It signals the end of the active growth of a hair. This phase lasts for about 2-3 weeks, and during this time, blood flow to the hair is cut off through the dermal papilla.

The telogen phase is the resting phase of the hair growth cycle. At any given time, 10%-15% of all hair in the body is in the resting phase. During this phase the hair is not present in the follicle and for this reason, laser hair removal will not be effective. The resting phase is one of the reasons why multiple laser treatments are required to achieve permanent hair removal.

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How Laser Hair Removal Works

Our Orange County and Los Angeles laser hair removal clinics can permanently remove unwanted hair by causing a very small thermal injury at the base or “bulb" of the hair follicle. The process works because the heat of the laser damages the microscopic blood vessels that feed the follicle with blood while preventing injury to the surrounding tissue. When this small thermal injury is created the hair is no longer able to regrow and permanent hair removal results.

Depending on the skin type of the individual being treated, Celibre uses one of several different lasers to accomplish the goal of permanently removing your hair. Laser equipment choice is a very important factor in the effectiveness of your treatment because it affects both your safety and results. The safest and most effective laser for African American hair removal is not necessarily the same laser for light Caucasian skin. Fortunately, at Celibre, we have a number of options when it comes to choosing the correct laser for your hair removal procedure. This will lead to the safest procedures with the fewest number of treatments and the highest % of hair loss.

Laser hair removal works most effectively with multiple treatments. Because the hair being treated is not always in the Anagen or growth phase, multiple treatments (typically at least six) are required to achieve significant hair removal.

Expected Outcomes for Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Although laser hair removal is different from patient to patient (based on skin type and the coarseness and color of hair), there are some generally accepted expectations. For the %’s noted below, the coarsest and darkest hair is the hair that is most easily removed and that which disappears first. The reason we will never achieve 100% permanent hair removal is that some of our hair is fine and colorless. Fine, light hair is not easily removed with lasers but is also not problematic because it is usually invisible to the naked eye and does not need to be shaved. The average patient will achieve 75% - 95% permanent hair removal after 6-8 treatments at our Los Angeles and Orange County facilities.

Types of Laser Hair Removal

Facial Hair Removal - A cosmetic procedure that is commonly performed at Celibre Medical. It is safe, effective, and the lasers used are all FDA approved. Facial hair removal most commonly involves treatments for the chin or the upper lip.

When compared with alternative methods of hair removal, such as waxing or electrolysis, laser removal quickly emerges as a superior option based on total cost and permanence. Using a laser to get rid of unwanted facial hair is quicker, easier, permanent and more comfortable than the alternatives. In fact, the procedure can be completed in as little as 10 minutes per treatment.

At Celibre, we can treat all facial areas, from sideburns to upper lip, to chin or neck. Moreover, a patient is not required to allow the hair to grow prior to receiving treatment as is the case with waxing. And because we use over 20 different FDA approved lasers, we can customize a facial hair removal solution to your specific needs, skin type and hair type. This customized approach yields safer, more permanent results with fewer treatments.

Body Hair Removal - Is excessive back hair, chest hair, abdominal hair, neck hair, ingrown hair, pubic hair, or underarm hair preventing you from being your best? Laser hair removal is a great way to permanently get rid of unwanted hair anywhere on your body. In addition to saving money over the long run, laser body hair removal is a time saving process when compared to shaving or waxing.

Each treatment is customized to your specific skin type and area of the body using one of several different FDA-approved lasers.

Arm Hair Removal - If you’re bothered by the presence of dark hair on your arms, know that laser arm hair removal offers an easy, permanent solution to your problem. Our FDA-approved, state of the art lasers are able to permanently remove arm hair, regardless of your skin type.

Terminal hair, which is a name for unusually thick or dark arm hair, can be removed using our advanced laser technology. Treatments are quick and easy, and when compared to repeated, costly, and painful waxing alternatives, our patients have made an easy choice!

Bikini Line Hair Removal - It is difficult to appear confident at the beach without having to worry about embarrassing shaving bumps or stray hairs. After your bikini laser hair removal treatment is complete, you will find that the painful shaving bumps and razor burn will disappear, and worrying about ingrown hairs will also be a thing of the past.

Celibre offers a permanent solution to bikini line hair removal. Our FDA-approved lasers are safe and effective for all skin types. And they don’t take a long time - some procedures take as little as 10 minutes to complete.

Eyebrow Hair Removal - The treatment of a “uni-brow” is one of the most commonly requested laser facial hair removal treatments. This condition, which can affect both men and women, has traditionally been treated with tweezing, threading or waxing. These painful alternatives require timely, ongoing maintenance and also have negative potential side effects such as acne, darkening of the skin and infection.

By opting for eyebrow laser hair removal, you will no longer have to concern yourself with excess brow hair. It is a quick, permanent solution that will keep you looking your best and only takes about 15 minutes. After completing a treatment, you may experience very slight irritation in the area where hair was removed. The sensation is similar to that of a sunburn, and usually resolves within 24 hours.

Leg Hair Removal - Laser leg hair removal treatments will not only save you money over ongoing waxing treatments but it will save you valuable time (it is said that women spend nearly 60 hours per year on shaving their legs alone). And the added benefit is that you will never have to pack your shaving materials in your travel suitcase again!

With our hair removal laser treatments, we have helped thousands of patients in the Los Angeles and Orange County area to get rid of unwanted hair, and now we are ready to help you, too.

 

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