Different forms of hair removal are practiced for a number of reasons, including cultural, sexual, medical and religious. Forms of hair removal have been practiced in almost all human cultures since at least the Neolithic Era.
Depilation is the removal of the part of the hair above the surface of the skin. The most common form of depilation is shaving or trimming. Another option is the use of chemical depilatories, which work by breaking the down the proteins in the hair.
Epilation is the removal of the entire hair, including the part below the skin. Methods include waxing, sugaring, epilation devices, lasers, threading, intense pulsed light or electrology. Hair is also sometimes removed by plucking with tweezers.
We offer in our practice waxing (a temporary hair removal) and diode laser (a permanent hair removal).
Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks.
Diode Laser Hair Removal
Lasers remove the entire hair by causing thermal damage. In reality it is the pigment in the hair that attracts the laser light. Older lasers just target the hair shaft with a “quick” burst of heat. Our new 808 diode laser targets also the melanin in the hair, but the heat is delivered over a longer period of time, allowing some of the heat to get transmitted to the hair bulb and the stem cells, and destroying them, to. This prevents the regrowth of new hair. Plus, this more gradual heating makes the treatment more comfortable and reduces the risk of also injuring the skin. Reduce heat and a cooling tip makes the treatment comfortable. Hair gets damaged by the laser in the growing phase. This is why five to six treatments a month apart are necessary to obtain the desired results.
Call Hamptons MedSpa at AgeFocus at 631-243-3628 to book your hair removal appointment today!