Hair Removal

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Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal With the Laserscope Lyra™ Laser

We're pleased to offer hair removal with the Laserscope Lyra™ Laser

Remove unwanted hair safely.

Get rid of unwanted hair on any part of your body. Women can have unwanted hair removed from their underarms, bikini area, legs, face, and arms. Men can have unwanted hair removed from their back, chest, abs, and even the beard and neck.

Maine Laser Skin Care uses the most advanced FDA-approved laser technology for permanent hair reduction, safely and effectively treating all ethnic origins and skin types including tanned skin. Dr. John Burke will perform all laser hair removal treatments.

Laser hair removal has become a popular alternative to bleaching, waxing, tweezing, and shaving. Due to the nature of the human hair growth cycle, the process usually requires a series of 6 to 8 treatments.

How do laser hair removal treatments work?

Laser hair removal treatments work by impairing the growth capacity of hair follicles. Hair grows in three phases, and can only be damaged during the active phase. Not all follicles are active at the same time, and several treatments every few weeks may be necessary to obtain the desired result.

Laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle while your hair in its anagen, or active phase of growth: The laser light is converted into heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding tissue. Hair re-growth is impeded in the damaged follicle.

Additionally, other factors including hair density, hormone fluctuation, and age can affect results.

Average treatment series

Only  10% to 30% or less of your hair may be in the active phase at any one time depending on the body area . Thus, a series of treatments will be required to achieve the long-term improvement you desire.

These treatments are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart, based on hair growth cycles. Our extensive experience tells us that you can expect to need from 4-10 treatments (6-8 is average) to each treatment area for long lasting optimal results

Typical treatment sessions

Sessions for an upper lip and chin or small bikini area can take as little as 15 minutes, while larger areas on back and legs may require up to 30 minutes or more.

How permanent is hair removal?

The average patient in clinical studies sees a 48% reduction in hair growth after four treatments and up to an 80% lasting reduction after six to eight treatments (results vary). After you have completed a series of six to eight treatments, any remaining hair will usually be finer and lighter in color.

Most patients require one or two touch-up treatments per year. Blond, platinum, most red, gray and vellus hair will not respond to this treatment.

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