Permanent hair reduction – known more commonly as “permanent hair removal” – is a treatment that reduces the growth of body hair in the targeted area by up to 90 percent. The pulsed light hair removal system eliminates much of the hair from growing, and hair that does remain grows back lighter and finer (and much less noticeable).
Permanent hair reduction became widely available in the 1990’s, and its popularity and usage has increased steadily since then. Suitable for both body hair removal and facial hair removal, men and women who choose these treatments enjoy a permanent reduction in the appearance of hair on the:
- Upper lip
- Bikini/pubic area
What is the Treatment Like?
At Abadir Associates, our cosmetic dermatology staff uses an IPL hair removal system (“intense pulsed light”), which involves a high-energy xenon lamp that eliminates hair. Your technician will apply the safe device to your skin, allowing light to travel into the hair shaft and be converted to heat. This heat energy destroys the hair follicle and prevents it from growing back. Because the light energy is absorbed by dark pigments in the hair called melanin, permanent hair reduction is best suited to people with brown or black hair and medium-to-fair skin.
Several treatments will be required to remove hair in all stages of growth, spaced out between three and six weeks. Your dermatologist can recommend the right treatment schedule for your skin and hair.
Who is a Candidate for Permanent Hair Reduction Treatments?
Permanent hair reduction is suitable for men and women of all ages and skin types. It is most effective on individuals with dark (brown or black) hair and light (fair or medium) skin. The treatment is not suitable for blonde, red, gray, or white hair. It is also not effective at removing the very fine vellus hair that grows all over the body.
Why Choose Dr. Abadir?
Dr. Michelle Abadir and her team are skilled and experienced in using IPL hair reduction technology to remove and minimize the appearance of unwanted hair all over the body. They offer a number of technologies and solutions, and Dr. Abadir is ready to consult with her clients to offer the right treatment for their hair and skin type.
Abadir Associates offers a friendly and welcoming office environment with affordable hair reduction treatments for men and women. Call us or contact us online to learn more or to schedule a consultation.