With laser hair removal being an incredibly quick, cost-effective, and simple treatment, there’s really no reason to be dealing with the daily challenges of shaving. If you’re considering reducing hair growth long-term, then laser hair removal treatment should be top of your list. Here’s a look at how it all works.
How laser hair removal works
The cosmetic clinic technician will use laser technology to heat the pigment in the hair follicles with an intense pulsed light. The darker the hair, the more heat it absorbs which is then transferred into the hair follicle, inhibiting growth. The technician will explain what you need to do before the treatment and when it will work best, but usually shaving the treatment area 24 hours ahead of the session is the best way for the laser to target the follicle. It’s important that you don’t do anything to remove the entire root though, such as waxing. You will need several treatment sessions for it to be effective – usually between 4 and 6.
What to expect when you go for laser hair removal
Your laser technician will consult with you before the laser hair treatment, to determine whether you’re a good candidate and how many treatment sessions you’d need. The area will then be thoroughly cleansed, with a numbing gel applied. Using a pen-like laser, the technician will work on the treatment area targeting the follicles. This usually feels like warm pinpricks and shouldn’t be too uncomfortable.
Which areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal?
The great thing about laser hair removal is that it’s so gentle it can be used to treat even the most sensitive areas of your body. Here are some of the places that can be targeted with laser hair removal treatment.
- Face including the upper lip, chin and sideburns
- Back and stomach
- Bikini area including Brazilian
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
While there is no completely permanent hair removal treatment, laser hair removal treatments will drastically diminish your hair growth so that you’re only having to do minor maintenance rather than daily shaving. Some of the other benefits of laser hair removal over other treatment options include:
- Fewer treatments than most hair removal options
- Less painful than other treatment options
- Less risk of ingrown hairs
- Much safer than other treatments
- Much quicker as the laser pulse takes a fraction of a second, treating main hairs at once
- Better results than almost any other hair removal treatment
Other laser hair removal FAQs
You’ll no doubt have lots more questions to ask your clinical technician, but to put your mind at ease, here are a few other laser hair removal FAQs we’ve dealt with in the past.
- How often are treatments needed?
While this isn’t a permanent hair removal solution, you will enjoy the best results if you go for around 4 to 6 treatments which will be timed 4 to 6 weeks apart so that you’re targeting the hair at the correct stages of growth. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it will never grow back, however, you may develop new hair follicles in future which need to be targeted.
- Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
There have been so many technological advancements that most men and women are good candidates, but those with darker hair and lighter skin typically achieve better results with fewer treatments.
- Does laser hair removal treatment hurt?
Pain level tolerance is different, but all in all, laser hair removal treatment is generally tolerable. The numbing cream applied makes a big difference and the technician can monitor your level of discomfort.
To get the most out of laser hair removal treatment, you must ensure you’re working with the best. Allure Laser and Skin Studio is Mackay’s most trusted medical cosmetic clinic offering you exceptional service by experienced professionals.