Laser hair removal is an extremely popular treatment for both men and women. All genders and cultures suffer from unwanted hair on the face and on the body.
Excess hair can severely affect a person’s confidence. Unwanted hairs on the face, legs, arms, bikini line, underarms and others areas can all be removed with laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is the only treatment that can get rid of unwanted hairs permanently!
How does it work?
The laser energy is attracted to melanin which is the dark pigment in the hair. The melanin is used as a conductor for the laser energy to allow the energy to travel down to the base of the hair follicle. The hair follicle is damaged by the laser energy making it unable to produce hair as quickly.
The rate in which the hair grows decreases as the amount of treatments you had increased. The laser hair removal delivers energy which is absorbed by the hair and transformed into heat, which destroys the hair follicle within a fraction of a second.
Who is suitable?
Laser hair removal is most effective on people with light skin tones and dark hair. The greater the difference between the colour of the skin and the colour of the hair the easier the treatment will be for the laser.
Dark hairs respond more effectively to the treatment as they absorb more of the laser energy. Patients with darker skin tones may also be suitable however they are slightly more challenging for the laser practitioner as they must be careful not to blister or scar the skin.
Only practitioners with expert knowledge of the laser system should perform laser hair removal on patients with darker skin.
After laser hair removal treatment there may be some slight redness in the area that was treated, but this usually goes away in a short time. Bandages are not necessary as there are no open wounds. Hot baths, showers, saunas and steam should be avoided after the treatment. Swimming pools and excessive exercise should also be avoided to prevent the areas from becoming irritated.
Benefits of laser hair removal
The treatments are quicker than most people expect e.g. it takes under a half hour to treat the underarms and bikini area.
Patients will save money in the long run as there is no need to buy endless amounts of razors or hair removal creams.
Laser hair removal can prevent ingrown hairs.
There is no need to let any hairs grow in between the treatments. Patients can shave as much as they like in between the treatments.