Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:
Laser Hair Removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because it offers rapid, effective and safe results. It is perfect for patients who are tired of shaving, waxing or tweezing unwanted hair. Further, it can be done almost anywhere on the body, eliminating the need to ever tweeze or shave again.
How LASER HAIR REMOVAL Works
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair. Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes several laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed.
Before laser hair removal, schedule a consultation with the aesthetician. The aesthetician will use this visit to:
At the consultation, be sure to discuss a treatment plan and related costs. Laser hair removal is typically an out-of-pocket expense.
The doctor will also offer specific tips to prepare for laser hair removal. For example:
Laser hair removal doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Some hair could be resistant to the laser treatment or grow again after treatment — although the new hair growth might be finer and lighter in color. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:
During the procedure
The doctor will hold a hand-held laser instrument above your skin. Depending on the type of laser, a cooling device on the tip of the instrument.
When the doctor activates the laser, the laser beam will pass through your skin to the tiny sacs (follicles) where hair growth originates. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth. Some discomfort in the skin is possible, and you’ll likely feel a sensation of cold from the cooling device.
Treating a small area, such as the upper lip, might take only a few minutes. Treating a larger area, such as the back, might take several hours.