Adult men and women spend hours and days of their lives removing unwanted hair—again and again and again. Whether you pluck, shave, or wax, this repetitive treatment daily or weekly can get old, fast. This is when Dr. Cynthia Cote of MD Cote may recommend patients consider the benefits of laser hair removal.
Understanding how laser hair removal works
Laser hair removal is an advanced method of permanently reducing or eliminating hair in the treatment area. To understand how it works, it is advantageous to know how the hair grow. Hair grows in a cycle, with active and inactive phases. When hair is in the active growth phase, the follicle can be treated with laser light energy which penetrates to the bulb of the follicle and keeps it from producing hair in the future. With each treatment, patients will notice less and less hair in the area, because each treatment accesses different follicles in the active growth phase. This is also why Dr. Cynthia Cote recommends scheduling appointments weeks apart to allow for the gradual increase in hair removal. Patients who want to reduce the thickness of hair in an area will need less treatments than those seeking full hair removal.
Am I a candidate?
In the past, lasers were unable to distinguish from skin and hair if they were not completely contrasted from each other. Laser hair removal used to only work best on patients with light, fair skin and dark hair. Fortunately, technology used in laser devices at medical spas can now address hair and skin of all colors and types, allowing most patients to be viable candidate for this treatment.
Ready for hair-free skin?
At MD Cote, Maple Valley, WA men and women seeking hair reduction or removal can ask our professionals about the advantages of undergoing laser hair removal procedures. Dr. Cynthia Cote is an experienced provider who offers this and many other cosmetic treatments that can be used to improve the face and body. Her facility is located in Suite A at 27203 216th Avenue SE and accepts new patients. Call (425) 413-8292 today to request a consultation visit and find out more about this and other aesthetic services available at MD Cote!