How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
This treatment uses concentrated laser energy to target the hair follicles in the treatment area. Laser heating damages the follicle, causing current hair to shed and making it difficult for future hair to grow. The treatment leaves surrounding skin and tissue intact, minimising discomfort and downtime after the procedure.
In addition to the general removal of unwanted hair, laser hair removal has been proven to be very effective for the specific removal of hair that causes irritation, such as in ingrown hair, razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae), pilonidal cysts, excess hair associated with birthmarks, or post-surgical procedures (grafts).
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Absolutely, laser hair removal is safe when it is performed by an experienced, qualified provider. The laser targets only the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. You may experience some redness, but this should subside within 24 hours. The devices we use for this treatment have also been approved by the FDA for hair removal. The procedure has a long track record of safety and success.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
There can be some discomfort during the procedure. For sensitive areas, such as the bikini or the underarms, or for the treatment of large areas such as the full legs or back.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?
Treatment is safe on all skin types and colours, so it’s suitable for anyone looking for permanent, silky-smooth results. As the laser is attracted to the pigment of the hair follicle, the only consideration is whether your unwanted hair has enough pigment to be treated. Your practitioner will discuss this in your free consultation.
How Long Is The Recovery Time After Treatment?
After treatment, you should be able to resume your normal activities. The treatment area may be red and tender, similar to a sunburn. It is critical to protect vulnerable skin from sun exposure during the healing process to avoid possible complications and damage.
Where On My Body Can I Have This Treatment?
Anywhere there is hair with enough pigment to attract the laser light. Laser Hair Removal is safe and effective on the full body, even on sensitive areas.
You might start to see some shedding within days of your first treatment session. However, due to the growth cycle of hair, clients require a series of appointments to achieve a full outcome. Those results will become evident within a few days after your last session.
How Long Does The Results Last?
The results from Laser Hair Removal treatment are permanent in most cases. Since hair grows in different cycles at different times, it takes a series of treatment sessions to eliminate all the hair in a single area. However, once the results are achieved, the hair reduction is long-lasting and even permanent for some clients. Others may find that a touch-up session every year or two will keep them silky smooth.
The treatment is FDA approved to give permanent hair reduction of up to 90%. The darker your unwanted hair, the better it draws the energy of the laser beam to it, giving greater hair reduction. Your therapist will discuss your hair type and the results you can expect to see in your consultation.