Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses laser energy to target hair follicles, thereby reducing hair growth. The procedure is most commonly used on the face, underarms, legs, bikini area, and back. The laser energy is delivered through a device that emits light beams that are absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair. This causes the follicle to heat up and destroy the cells that produce hair, which reduces the amount of hair growth. The procedure can be performed on all skin types and hair colors, but it is most effective on people with darker hair and lighter skin. Some benefits you will notice include: long-lasting results, minimal discomfort, fast treatment times, and precision. However, it’s important to note that multiple sessions are usually required for optimal results.
Laser hair removal is considered safe when performed by our trained and licensed professionals. However, it’s important to inform your practitioner of any medical conditions or medications you may be taking before the treatment.
The number of sessions required for optimal results can vary depending on the individual, but on average, it takes 6-8 sessions to achieve a significant reduction in hair growth.
The most common side effect is redness, irritation, and mild discomfort. These side effects typically resolve within a few hours.
Before the treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure and to shave the area to be treated. After the treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure and to avoid tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis for at least 6 weeks. Some redness, swelling, and discomfort may occur in the treated area, which usually subsides within a few hours. It is also important to use sunscreen and to avoid heat exposure to the treated area, such as sunbathing, saunas, and hot tubs, for at least 24 hours.