What is Laser Hair Removal?
The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, resulting in reduction of the number of hairs and the quality of hair. Hair will be less noticeable, finer, and possibly lighter. The degree of hair reduction depends on the number of treatments.
What is the procedure for Laser Hair Removal?
For laser hair reduction and body hair removal, various laser products can be used: Ruby Laser, Alexandrite Laser (alexandrite laser hair removal), Diode Laser (diode laser hair removal), Long pulse Nd:Yag laser (nd yag laser hair removal), and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Devices (ipl hair removal).
Is Laser Hair Removal painful?
Most patients describe the sensations experienced during laser hair removal treatment as little pinches, or like snapping a rubber band against your skin. It’s entirely tolerable, and most patients say it hurts far less than waxing, especially in the more sensitive areas of the body like the bikini line.
How long do results from Laser Hair Removal last?
Laser hair removal works by heating the hair follicles to stop new hairs from growing. This puts the hair follicles in a state of dormancy for a long period of time — much longer than with shaving and waxing.
Are the results from Laser Hair Removal permanent?
Laser hair removal is permanent when the hair follicle is destroyed. When the hair follicle is only damaged, the hair will eventually regrow. The amount of time it takes for the hair to regrow depends on the person’s unique hair growth cycle. Some people have hair that grows more quickly than others.
What are the Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair reduction and body hair removal results vary greatly from person to person. Multiple treatments can prolong the duration of hair loss, but hair regrowth is still possible.
For best results, you may need four to six treatments spaced a number of weeks apart. Light-skinned patients with dark hair can be treated more aggressively and with less treatment times than dark-skinned patients. Additional periodic maintenance treatments – generally once every six to 12 months – may be needed as well.
- Redness and irritation. Laser hair removal damages the follicles of the targeted hairs
- Crusting. Some people may experience skin crusting in the affected area
- Changes in skin color. Some people may notice minor color changes to the treated area of skin.
- Eye injury.
- Risk of skin infection.