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Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments offered today. This procedure saves patients countless hours of uncomfortable plucking, tweezing, waxing, and shaving by offering a longer-lasting hair removal option. While lasers have been used for decades to remove unwanted hair, science, and technology continue to progress and develop new and innovative lasers and application methods that improve the treatment process and results. One of the most recent laser hair removal innovations is the Bare HR laser hair removal system. This system boasts some of the fastest treatment times possible with application for all skin types, tones, and areas. Bare HR is truly revolutionizing the way dermatologists offer laser hair removal.
During laser hair removal, a laser light is applied to the area to be treated. The light waves are absorbed by the hair and converted into heat that damages the hair follicle. This damage causes the hair to fall out and prevents the follicle from producing new hair. Traditional laser hair removal devices only have one wavelength of laser light applied to the hairs. This limits what types of hair and body areas can be treated by individual lasers. It can also make it more difficult for patients to achieve their desired treatment results.
Bare HR uses three different laser wavelengths that can be administered simultaneously to address multiple types, colors, and textures of hair, destroy the follicle, and prevent future hair growth. The ultra-short pulses of laser light also make Bare HR significantly more comfortable than other options and minimize the discomfort that occurs following treatment. Traditional lasers have higher temperatures and remain on the skin longer, which can lead to skin redness and sensitivity that lasts a week or longer, but with Bare HR, the ultra-short pulses of light mean reduced treatment times and patients have little to no side effects that only last the first few days after treatment.
Many hair removal lasers only work on certain skin tones, skin types, or hair colors. This limits their effectiveness and makes it more difficult for some people to achieve their desired results. The versatile and customizable Bare HR laser hair removal system allows your practitioner to remove hair for anyone of any skin tone or type and from any area of the body. Additionally, Bare HR laser hair removal can be used all year long. Other forms of laser hair removal are typically recommended for use during the fall and winter when days are shorter and sun exposure is less intense. Laser-treated skin is very sensitive to the sun, so it’s important to minimize any risk of burns or other concerns by avoiding sun exposure and applying sunscreen. However, sun sensitivity is not as severe for those who receive Bare HR treatment, which means this process can be completed year-round.
One of the greatest advantages of the Bare HR technology is its speed. Large areas like the back can be treated in a matter of minutes. Other laser hair removal devices can take up to 30 minutes to treat the same area. This speed makes Bare HR the go-to laser treatment for removing hair on any part of the body. The faster speed is possible due to the treatment spot sizes of 30mm x 17mm and 30mm x 9mm compared to the 20mm average from other lasers.
During a consultation visit, your aesthetic provider will outline a recommended treatment course to ensure you achieve the desired result. It may sound like a lot of sessions, but it’s important to keep in mind that hair grows in phases. Each treatment session is only removing hair in the new-growth stage. Each session of treatment destroys the hair follicle for hairs that have entered the new-growth phase. In most cases, that means your provider will recommend three to six sessions spaced four to six weeks apart.
After the first laser treatment, your hair will begin to shed within a few days as the hair follicles die. Once all hair is shed from the original session, patients can see as much as a 25% reduction in hair density and thickness. Each additional session will further diminish the percentage of hair until only about 10% – 20% remain. These remaining hairs are usually very fine and light. You may hear them referred to as peach fuzz or baby hairs. For many, even these very fine hairs are removed following Bare HR laser treatments.
To ensure optimal results from treatment, you can take the following preparatory steps:
The results of Bare HR are usually permanent. Once hair is removed, it will not regrow for years, and any hair that does regrow is usually lighter and thinner. Most people achieve a permanent reduction in hair between 80% and 90% after their course of Bare HR laser hair removal is completed. In order to achieve these results, patients need to complete laser treatment during each stage in their hair’s growth cycle.
When you’re ready to schedule your Bare HR treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to the U.S. Dermatology Partners team to get started. Simply fill out our online contact form, and a trusted member of our team will be in touch to finalize the details of your upcoming Bare HR laser hair removal consultation. We look forward to chatting with you soon.
*Results may vary by individual