You’ve probably wondered whether this treatment would be right for you, how it works or whether it would be of any long term benefit. To help you make a confident decision, here is a breakdown of what laser hair removal is and what to expect.
What is laser hair removal?
It is a very simple process that includes a small laser. This laser does one thing very well and that’s beaming straight through the skin and into one of your hair follicles. The heat emitted from the laser damages your hair follicle, which stops growth in the future. While targeting each follicle, the colour (pigment) of each hair is considered, as the darker the hair, the easier it is for the laser to locate and damage the follicle.
How many laser hair removal treatment would I need?
For this particular hair removal treatment, you would need between 6 to 12 treatments. One of our practitioners will sit with you during your consultation to pin down the exact amount of treatments you will need. After your treatments, some hair follicles will never grow back, as these follicles did a great job at absorbing the laser. However, some follicles will grow back after a period of time, this may be down to hormonal changes as our body changes with age. Any regrowth you do have will be much finer than before and lighter in colour (pigment).
Why do I need so many treatments?
When you begin your laser hair removal treatment, our practitioner will target the area where hair growth is regular. The treatment will then continue to break down other follicles around the area, while also getting rid of any potential follicles. Targeting potential follicles will occur towards the end of your treatment, to ensure you get the best results. To achieve the best results, completing the treatment is very important. You may even require less sessions than you think, so during your consultation, you can go into more depth with one of our practitioner.
There are many options for facial hair removal, for instance waxing, bleaching or threading; all of which can be very harsh on your skin, especially if you are prone to skin irritation or sensitivity. Amazingly, facial hair removal treatment with a laser is safe and achieves great results by effectively reducing hair on your face, neck or hairline.
Due to the heat used with laser hair removal, the temperature is always reduced when treating sensitive areas like your face. This treatment does work in the same way it does on every other part of the body, so the results will be the same. The laser will target the root of the hair and destroy it on contact. Once the follicle has been damaged, regrowth will be slow, but after a few treatments, you will be hair free.
Radiance Skin Care and Laser Clinic has a special team of laser hair removal practitioners, so you will always leave with great results, no matter your skin type.
What areas should I leave alone?
Laser hair removal treatment can be used on most of areas of the body, except inside the nose or ears. If there is a specific area that you would like to be treated, we will be more than happy to give our expert advice. Remember all consultations are strictly confidential and all our practitioners are professional and very well experienced.
What skin tones or hair types can you treat?
We can treat all skin tones and hair types with our laser hair removal treatment. The treatment is very effective on dark hair follicles as it is easier for the laser to target, so if you have fine light hair follicles, remember to give us a call to discuss the treatment.
How do I remove hair in-between treatment?
After your treatment, it will take around two weeks for your hairs to fall away from the skin. Should you want to shave, please allow two days after your treatment before doing this. It is also great practice to shave much less than usual, so the hairs can shed on their own. While going through your treatment, please do not tweeze, wax, pluck, or thread any hairs, this is to make sure that you do not remove the hair from the follicles the laser will need to target at your next visit.
Is 3 sessions enough for laser hair removal?
So, how many laser hair removal sessions are necessary to get rid of your unwanted hair for good? The answer depends on your individual needs, but most people can finish their initial treatment within 4-6 treatments. When the sessions are done, you will enjoy the numerous benefits of a life without unwanted hair.