Don’t Take Your Unwanted Hair to Lagoon-a-Beach

Sure, Raging Waters is gone and that’s a crime. But you can still hit the sweet Lagoon-a-Beach water park this upcoming summer…if it ever gets here.

Wait, but you’re not going to bring that unwanted hair with you, right?

Unwanted hair is like the mustard plant they keep trying to get rid of in Utah. No matter what you do, it just keeps coming back. You shave, pluck, wax, and use napalm-like creams to remove the stuff but then two or three weeks later there it is again.

Instead of this unending hair warfare, Dr. Jensen has a better idea — putting our lasers to work ridding your body of its unwanted hair for good.

Join the crowd

In case you wonder if other people are having their unwanted hair zapped by lasers consider this: year in and year out, laser hair removal is the most popular cosmetic treatment performed in the United States. That’s because it works very well and it’s easy. Laser hair removal is great on the underarms, face, bikini line, legs, back, and other areas of the body.

How it gets rid of the hair

It may seem scary to have a laser directed at your skin. If you’ve been binging on James Bond movies it could make you think of that scene in Goldfinger, where our beloved spy is about to be sliced in two with a laser. But, in reality, laser hair removal is safe and really pretty simple.

It all comes down to the hair follicle. For permanent hair removal, the hair follicle’s bulb, bulge, and papilla must be destroyed. The vehicle is laser energy. The melanin in hair is the target for the laser energy; different wavelengths are used for different hair colors. For this reason, laser hair removal isn’t as effective on light blond or gray hair.

The laser energy travels down the hair into the follicle and the heat then damages the follicle so it can no longer produce hair. Sometimes, if the follicle isn’t fully disabled, hair growth function can return in a few months or more.

Timing is important

You may wonder why hair can’t be permanently sent to the graveyard. The problem is timing. Only actively growing hair responds well to laser treatments because the hair is still actively anchored in the follicle and it has the most melanin in that phase. But in addition to the anagen (active growth) phase, there are telogen (transitional), and catagen (resting) phases. The roughly 5 million hairs across your body are in different phases at different times. Plus, different areas of the body have more hairs in anagen phases than others, because hair growth is more important in those areas.

Trust the team at Dr. Jensen’s

Laser hair removal requires expertise in wavelength selection, fluency, pulse duration, and cooling in order to effectively remove unwanted hair with the most comfort for you. At Dr. Jensen’s, we know skin and how to keep you comfortable with all of our procedures. Hair removal is no different!

Isn’t it time to say goodbye to your unwanted hair forever? Call Dr. Jensen at (801) 728-9258 and set up a consultation for laser hair removal.

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