Losing the Arm Sweater
- Posted on: Feb 15 2019
Some of us simply have more hair on our arms than others. For some men, this is seen as a badge of honor. But for others, a pelt on each arm can seem like a genetic link to very distant relatives with that big lower jaw. For women, dark visible arm hair is not appreciated at all.
Still, for some reason, most people don’t think of the arms when they think of getting rid of the hair. Shaving the arms is almost unheard of short of professional bike racers and swimmers. But what about removing or thinning the hair for good with laser hair removal on the arms from the pros at Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal?
No more shaving
While women have long endured the tedium that is shaving our underarms, shaving our forearms isn’t really a thing. That’s why laser hair removal is perfect for the arms. You can have us target all of the hairs on your arms with New York’s best selection of lasers. Or, maybe you’d simply like to get rid of the dark hairs. Or, maybe you’d like to leave some hair but thin things out just a bit.
That’s where our expertise at Romeo & Juliette is different than the nail salon down the street that also dabbles in laser hair removal. We have 12 different lasers that we use for hair removal; this gives our technicians a wide range of possible options for responding to patient goals for their treatment.
It’s the follicle
Shaving, waxing, or plucking your arm hair isn’t any good. It leaves your skin red and when the hair returns, especially after shaving, it can be prickly. The key to getting rid of the hair is the hair follicle.
We match our laser wavelength to the color of the hair you seek to remove. Then we direct the laser pulses onto your arms. The melanin in the unwanted hair shafts absorbs the light energy and it converts to heat. This heat travels down the hair shaft into the follicle where it is anchored. The heat damages or destroys the hair follicle, precluding the follicle from growing hair in the future.
On the arms, most of us want some hair, just not a light sweater! Lasers are perfect for that. Lasers only damage hair follicles that are in the growth phase of the hair growth cycle. But hairs can also be in transition or resting, and laser energy doesn’t have any effect on them. That’s why a series of laser hair removal sessions are necessary to remove from 85-90% of the hair in an area permanently. But if you want thinning, or to simply remove the dark hairs, you can decide when enough hair is gone to suit how you want your arms to look.
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