Laser hair removal sends highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light which in turn destroys the hair.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Some of the benefits of Laser Hair Removal are:
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
We recommend limiting plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. The laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. Avoiding this will allow for better results.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
Before the procedure the hair in the area will be trimmed down. Then the technician will use their equipment to adjust for color, thickness, and location of the hair as well as your skin color to zero in on the follicles that will be targeted.
Sometimes it is necessary to use eye protection as well as other skin protection.
The technician will test the laser to make sure you don’t have any bad reactions to it, before fully beginning the process. After the procedure is complete you may experience inflammation around the area, but these can be countered with simple ice packs or creams.