For most women, getting smooth skin can be a real hassle. All the shaving, plucking, and waxing—these everyday beauty rituals are painful and tedious, not to mention costly. And if you miss a day, it can lead to unnecessary self-conscious moments. But you can avoid the potential for unwanted growths to ruin your good time with laser hair removal at Tulsa Surgical Arts.
Laser hair removal treatments at Tulsa Surgical Arts are quick and effective. We use the LightSheer® DUET™ to provide safe and comfortable laser hair removal to our Oklahoma patients. With the DUET system, treatments are extremely tolerable and there’s no need for topical numbing creams, unlike most other laser hair-removal devices. Treatment times are much shorter than similar laser procedures too, oftentimes by as much as 75 percent. What makes the DUET so much more efficient and effective? It’s their innovative vacuum-assisted technology along with a significant boost in the laser’s spot size, which allows for much deeper penetration and improved absorption of energy at the source of hair growth—the follicle.
To get the best possible results from laser hair removal, it’s important to understand the way hair grows. In fact, hair grows in three stages. The first stage is the anagen phase, which is the starting point of hair growth. This is when the hair can be seen above the skin and it’s the ideal time for laser removal treatments. Next, the catagen phase signals the end of the growth cycle. This is not an optimal time for laser removal since the hair is likely to grow back. Then there’s the final stage, called the telogen phase, which is when the hair begins to shed itself naturally. Laser removal during this period is not effective because the hair is no longer attached to the follicle. It can take several weeks to months for hair to grow and these cycles can vary on an individual basis. So if a random stray hair pops up in the middle of your treated area, don’t sweat it—the hair just wasn’t in the right stage yet.
Since your hair doesn’t all grow at the same time or rate, the most effective laser hair removal results will come with a series of sessions at Tulsa Surgical Arts. Multiple appointments over the course of several months can give you the best chance at achieving your ideal outcome. For most patients, that’s two to six laser treatments. Some also opt for a yearly maintenance session in order to maintain smooth and hair-free skin.