Lasers are a safe and effective way for a long-lasting, permanent result to hair removal. After about six to eight treatments, unwanted hair can be cleared to reveal a smoother appearance to the skin. Traditional hair removal methods, such as waxing or shaving, provide only temporary results and sometimes prove painful. It is an efficient way to target select areas that may contain dark coarse hairs and leave the surrounding skin undamaged.
Shaving the area prior to treatment is required. Before the laser hair removal treatment, everything about the procedure will be explained to you and you will be able to ask any questions you may have. Lasers produce highly focused, intense beams of light that are absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface and vaporizes hair while the rapid cooling technology protects the skin. The laser is ultimately adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair that is being treated along with your skin color. Treatments are effective on the face and body for both men and women. Treatments are fast, safe, and virtually pain-free and do not require anesthesia. Most patients feel nothing more than a slight sting like the snap of a rubber band. Following treatment, special care should be taken to avoid excess sun exposure. Clients should also refrain from waxing or tweezing while receiving laser treatments.
The growth of the hair cycle is staggered, which means some hairs are actively growing while others remain dormant. Because of this, laser hair removal will require multiple treatments to catch each hair as it enters the “active” growth phase. The exact number of treatments necessary will vary from everyone. The color and thickness of your hair, area treated, and color of your skin will also be a factor in how many treatments are needed. Most patients need 2 to 6 laser treatments for best results.