If you're not loving shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Between letting the hair grow out (to wax) or dealing with pesky ingrown hairs or razor rash from shaving….Laser is about to become your new best friend and investment!
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures and has been around for many years. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light and destroys the hair.
Just before the procedure, you will fill out a consent to ensure there are no contradictions for you with the treatment. You will also be required to fill out a questionnaire regarding tanning habits and genetic background information, this is for the purpose of the technician to be able to adjust the laser settings according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color to ensure best results while still protecting your skin.
Laser hair removal is performed by using a laser to vaporize existing hair and damage the hair follicle in order to prevent new growth. This is why its essential to come to the appointment with the treatment area clean shaven, and no waxing or plucking 6 weeks prior to laser treatment, so that the laser can target the follicle.
Each client varies as far as how painful or uncomfortable they find the treatment. It also depends upon the area of the body where hair is being removed. However the machine can be adjusted and there are ways to make it more comfortable if the client is finding it too extreme. The treatments are very quick and clients rarely if ever experience any pain afterwards.
Clients can return to their normal activities immediately after laser hair removal treatments, although exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours. The client should also avoid sun exposure for several weeks after treatment as the skin may be more sensitive while healing. During this healing period patients should wash the treated area gently during showers and baths to avoid any irritation.
Depending on the treatment area 6-10 treatments are required, treatments should be spaced 4-6 weeks apart