Laser hair removal treatment effectively eliminates undesired hair by selectively targeting melanin (pigment) inside the hair follicle, generating energy at the root of hair, thus destroying the root without damaging the skin.
Medical grade lasers are suitable for ALL skin types. Laser hair removal is ideal for people with light brown to dark black hair. Lasers use concentrated laser beam to target, break down and destroy the melanin (dark pigment) in hair. This is why it works best on dark hair. White, blonde and red hair are not easily detectable by lasers but not impossible to destroy roots.
Stay out of direct sun-exposure before your laser hair removal appointment. At *least* four to six weeks before, to be exact. You can not receive laser hair removal treatment if you’re sunburned or even if you have a sun-tan. Shave treatment area well with no stubbles visible preferably the day before laser hair removal appointment. No make-up or deodorant if treating face or underarms.
If you want to see results, consistency is key. Results vary from person to person depending on hair growth, body area and skin type. Typically it takes six to nine laser hair removal sessions to destroy the roots of hair. Followed by touch-ups to gradually wean off laser hair removal treatments and maintain the hair-free area on body.
Treatments are spaced out from 4 to 8 weeks apart to see 70-80 percent reduction in hair growth. Hair cycles are in three phases: growing, resting and shedding. Laser hair reduction requires multiple sessions in order to achieve desired results. This is based primarily on biological factors-cycle of hair growth. There are three phases of hair growth: Anagen phase – active hair growth which contains an abundance of melanin. Catagen phase – regression hair is no longer growing and Telogen phase – in which hair falls out in preparation for the development of new hair. Laser hair removal treatment is MOST effective in the Anagen phase. Thus, the series of treatments.
Depending on size of area treatments can be last from 10min to 1hour
Discomfort varies from person to person. Most people would describe it as a rubber band snapping the skin. Patients with thick, dark hair may experience more initially than those of thin hair. This is because melanin in thicker, darker hair will absorb more laser light then the thinner hair. Certain areas of the body hurt more than others due to the density of hair. Generally, the hair becomes thinner and less dense after each subsequent treatment. Therefore, the most discomfort is usually experienced during the first session. Gradual discomfort is experienced as hair becomes less coarse and finer.