Ditch the Razor with IPL Hair Reduction

Shaving unwanted hair is so Sisyphusian. You know Sisyphus, the figure from Greek mythology who tricked death so many times that when he was finally corralled by the reaper his punishment was to have to push a boulder up a hillside all day only to have it roll back down at night so that he could do it all over again the next day…forever.

Sounds like shaving your legs, doesn’t it?

Yes, shaving, waxing, plucking, putting a voodoo curse on it — every method you use to remove unwanted hair has to be repeated a couple of weeks later…forever.

But not if you see Dr. Lavey and he zaps your unwanted hair with his Palomar Intense Pulsed Light system.

How does IPL work to get rid of hair?

Intense Pulsed Light delivers a spectrum of light onto the targeted hairs. The hair shaft absorbs the light energy, which converts to heat as it travels down the shaft into the follicle. Once the heat energy reaches the follicle, it damages it, either stopping or seriously hindering its ability to grow hair.

The growth cycle is important

The key is to catch the unwanted hair in the correct phase of its growth cycle. There are four phases of the hair growth cycle and hair responds best to the IPL energy when in the anagen (growth) phase. That’s why multiple treatments are necessary to remove most of the unwanted hair — to catch the hairs in the growth phase. Each hair runs through the phases individually; that’s the reason we are always losing and growing new hair.

Where can I have IPL hair removal?

IPL hair removal with Dr. Lavey is safe and comfortable. It is effective at removing hair from these locations:

  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Face

Interested in bidding adieu to your razor? Call us at 925-820-3633 and make a hair removal appointment.

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