Laser hair removal combats excess, unwanted hair and effectively removes it much faster, more reliably and more comfortably than other standard methods like electrolysis, shaving and tweezing. They have proven to be a giant step forward in hair removal technology, and the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery has this tool in the Pittsburgh area. Excessive hair growth is the result of heredity, hormonal factors, and some medications. Commonly treated areas are the face, back, neck, legs, bikini line, chest and underarms. Any skin area can be treated except eyelids. For optimal results Golla Center for Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh suggests an initial series of three treatments four weeks apart for laser hair removal. Golla Center for Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh laser hair removal treatment utilizes a laser beam to target the pigment located in hair follicles. Flashes of intense pulsed light cause thermal injury to the hair follicle, stunting hair growth, causing the unwanted hair to fall out, while avoiding damage to the normal surrounding tissue. The laser offers a cooling device that automatically cools on contact to protect the skin while directing the laser energy to the hair follicle in Pittsburgh Fox Chapel area.