Laser hair removal in San Diego has been growing in popularity over the past couple years. Laser hair removal has generally been known to work well for patients with light skin and darker hair. The laser emits light energy which turns into heat upon reaching the skin. The heat is absorbed by the pigmentation of the hair follicle, causing it to stop growing hair. The reason it is more difficult to remove hair from patients with lighter hair colors is the lack of pigment in the hair. Light and heat attracts to darker colors, so if the shaft lacks pigmentation it becomes very difficult for the laser to treat it.
Syneron’s Elos technology has been one of the most effective lasers to treat patients with lighter hair colors. The Elos technology uses radio frequency energy, which minimizes the use of light and helps the laser to locate the hair follicle more effectively. By minimizing the use of light energy also reduces the risk of burning and hyper pigmentation.
To find out more about laser hair removal in San Diego call Avalon Laser today!