Things You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal – here they are:
Laser Hair Removal requires 6-8 treatments because of hair growth cycles.
Laser hair removal uses technology in which a beam of light is applied to unwanted hair on various parts of the body. This light is a specific wavelength that targets the melanin—the pigment in the hair that gives it colour—in the hair follicle. When the light enters the follicle, it is converted to heat energy that inactivates the follicle, preventing the hair from growing again.
There are three stages of hair growth. They are:
- Anagen—active growth;
- Catagen—a brief phase in which growth stops and resting begins, and
- Telogen—a resting phase in which no further growth occurs.
In order for laser treatments to be effective, hair must be in the active growth stage—Anagen.
Because individual hairs are at different stages of growth at any given time, multiple laser treatments are required to target all of them when they are in the Anagen stage.
Most areas require six-to-eight treatments. Ideally, they should be four to six weeks apart. However, depending upon your skin tone, and hair colour and density, this may vary. Your technician will be able to provide you with a more precise estimate during your consultation.
Laser Hair Removal is Safe.
One of the things you should know about Laser Hair Removal is that it is safe. When performed correctly by a certified, experienced laser technician, laser hair removal is both safe and effective.
However, it is a clinical procedure. As such, there is a potential for associated risks. Fortunately, they are minimal and seldom dangerous, particularly when the necessary precautions are taken.
As a professional laser hair-removal clinic, we will not perform any procedures without first assessing: your complete medical history, your current health condition, and any potential you may have for complications.
Skin Tone and Hair Colour Matter for Laser Hair Removal Effectiveness
Some people are better candidates for laser hair removal than others. Specifically, skin tone and hair colour. One of the things you should know about Laser Hair Removal is that blonde and grey hair does not respond well to laser hair removal because of the lack of pigment in the hair follicle.
However, there have been advances in laser hair-removal technology, so more people can now be treated successfully.
During your complimentary consultation (see below), you and your technician will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. Should you not be, the two of you can discuss other hair-removal alternatives.