Laser Hair Removal

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Maine Laser Clinic offers an effective solution to your unwanted Hair. As a simple outpatient procedure, it fits easily into your busy schedule.

Maine Laser Clinic uses the LightPod Neo, a state-of-the-art Nd:YAG laser, employing its innovative MicroPulse-1064 technology to achieve new levels of efficacy and gentle treatment of laser hair reduction. Our laser produces high power laser pulses with a revolutionary 0.65msec pulse duration, which is shorter than the Thermal Relaxation Time of the skin tissue surrounding the follicle. As a result, the laser-generated heat is effectively sealed within the follicle as it doesn’t have time to conduct outward to the surrounding skin. lightpod_neo.1This results in a substantial increase in treatment efficacy on fair skin and lighter hairs compared to the prior generation of Nd:YAG 1064nm lasers, or even compared to diode and Alexandrite lasers, as clinical research has shown.

It also results in a much higher level of safety and comfort for the treatment of tanned skin or darker skin types, since the laser energy passes through the skin 50 to 500 times faster than those used by traditional long pulse Nd:YAG lasers for hair removal, and does not overheat the epidermal melanin. Thanks to the clinical research and innovative product development, we now have a laser that performs hair removal without any skin cooling during the treatment and without contact to the skin by the hand piece – a major technological breakthrough!

Visit our Before & After Photos page to see just a few examples.

Minimal Side Effects

Laser hair removal is the safest and easiest way to remove unwanted hair. Our laser has been used in thousands of procedures, and we know how to effectively remove hair while minimizing pain.

With today’s technology, we are able to precisely target the hair with minimal side effects. The laser energy gently passes through the outermost layer of skin until it reaches the hair follicle. The skin is very rarely broken, although some swelling and sensitivity is common.

Does Laser Hair Removal work for all hair color?

Unfortunately, not all hair color is created equal.  Laser Hair Removal targets melanin in the hair follicle and surrounding tissue.  The laser hair removal process damages hair cells, disrupting their production and eventually leading to the loss of hair.  Blond, gray and white hair lacks the necessary pigment to absorb laser energy, therefore rending laser hair removal useless for these hair colors.  There are many factors that determine how well laser hair removal works, however.  Hair color is the single most important factor regarding the hair removal process.

Still concerned? Read through our FAQs or Aftercare Instructions for more information.