11 Basic Facts For Laser Hair Removal Treatment

1. Description

  • Laser hair removal use pulsed light to target, break down and destroy the melanin in hair.
  • Lasers will also target the melanin in dark skin, which can cause discoloration.
  • This is intended to cause thermal and mechanical damage to a hair follicle while sparing surrounding tissues.

2. Effectiveness  

Hair reduction by laser is not hair removed forever. The hairs will regrowth but no one knows for sure what the regrowth rates are. The average experience is 70%-80% reduction in hair growth if you do a full 4-6 course treatment.

3. Average Costs  

The prices first depends on the area to be treated, the typically costs around £150 ($250) per treatment.

4. Good Candidate

  • The ideal candidate would be very pale with very dark hair;
  • Very dark skinned people are not good candidates;
  • The rule is that the hair must be darker than the surrounding skin;
11 Basic Facts For Laser Hair Reduction Treatment

5. Treatment Areas  

Any area of your body can laser treatment except that close to eyes.

6. Length of A Session Time  

It is a fast treatment. The length of a treatment time depends on the size of the area being treated. Each laser pulse will treat an area of 9x9mm, for example the underarms is spend 5 to 10 minutes per treatment.

7. When Hair Will Fall Out?  

Hair will gradually fall out starting in about 2 - 3 weeks and continue over the next 6 weeks after laser treatment. Use a mild sugar scrub in the shower on the 10th day, which helps exfoliate the skin and remove hair.

8. Pain or Painless  

Generally it is not much more painful and resembles a rubber band snapping against the skin. 90% of patients do not require an anesthetic cream. Patients with lighter-colored skin and finer hair will experience less discomfort.

9. Type Of Laser Machine & Technology  

Not every salon uses the same type of machine. Some are more painful than others, especially older machines that have no internal cooling system. So you must use a laser machine with new technology at least with an internal cooling system and right for your skin type.

10. Advantages

  • Some consumers have experienced long-lasting hair removal or permanent hair reduction.
  • A non-invasive, considered safe if performed properly.
  • Useful for large areas such as backs or legs.
  • Regrowth can come back lighter in color or finer in texture.
  • Immediate return to normal activities

11. Side Effects

  • Complications associated include skin blisters or burns which can lead to mild scarring and changes in skin color.
  • Hormonal changes may activate new hair growth and so further treatments might be needed.
  • An ongoing process that requires multiple sessions
  • Generally not as effective on unpigmented (gray) hairs, red or blonde hair.
  • Must be used very cautiously (if at all) on darker skin tones or on consumers who tan themselves.
  • Requires eye protection.
  • Can be expensive.
  • Some consumers, even ideal candidates, do not respond to treatment.
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