The xeo uses Cutera’s proprietary Nd:YAG technology to emit concentrated beams of light onto the hair follicle, heating it until it’s destroyed. Each treatment is performed by one of Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology’s experienced technicians and may last from 10 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the area being treated.
Your hair contains pigment, and this is the key to how the treatment works. When the beam of light shines over the skin, areas of higher pigmentation absorb the light energy and convert it to heat energy. And it is this heat that destroys the hair follicle. With the hair follicle destroyed, hair growth is discouraged, and with repeated treatment, hair growth may even stop altogether.
How many sessions of laser hair removal you may need differs from person to person – you will usually need at least two sessions as the amount of pigment in your hair will affect how successful the treatment is. Your hair gets darker during different stages of growth, so you may need your hair to grow out a little before it is dark enough to absorb the light energy.
You may need as few as two sessions or as many as ten -- on average, people tend to respond well to six.
Laser hair removal is extremely successful; the American Academy of Dermatology reports that you can expect to see a 10-25% reduction in hair growth after the first treatment alone. But it isn’t for everyone: due to the nature of the treatment, laser hair removal works best for people with a combination of pale skin and dark hair because the light beam targets areas of high pigmentation.
The darker your skin, the more pigmentation your skin contains, and so the risk of skin burn can be higher. An experienced professional will always check your skin’s suitability before starting any treatment.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to razors and waxing, what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment with one of Cherry Hills Midwifery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology’s experienced technicians today and take your next steps to permanently reduced hair growth.
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