FAQ's Laser Hair Removal
What is Laser Hair Removal and how does it work?
Laser hair removal removes unwanted hair with a concentrated beam of light (laser). The pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle absorbs the light emitted by a laser. The light energy is converted to heat, which destroys the follicle and kills the hair, making it impossible for it to regrow.
I'm not sure how many sessions I'll need.
It can take anywhere from 5 to 10 sessions, depending on the area being targeted. The lower legs, bikini, and underarms, in general, respond the best and fastest, requiring the fewest treatments. The face, like the arms, might be one of the most stubborn places that requires additional sessions. Laser hair removal is permanent, and once the hair follicle is destroyed, it cannot recover; nonetheless, fresh hair development is conceivable. Hormones and medications can impact and be responsible for the growth of new hair follicles in certain conditions. As a result, some people may see new hair growth, which, while much less than before, may necessitate a maintenance session.
Is it necessary for me to grow my hair out?
No. As a result, laser hair removal is a fantastic option. You can shave as usual, and depending on whether the area has speedy hair regeneration, you should shave the area at least 24-48 hours before your visit. The less hair on the surface, the more laser energy is absorbed into the hair beneath the surface. This reduces the amount of heat produced above the skin, making the laser removal process much more comfortable.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Laser hair removal should not be painful. You may feel some heat/warmth; however, our technicians are highly trained to ensure that the proper settings are selected to minimize any pain caused by skin warming. We also use cutting-edge technology, such as a cooling system that keeps the area cool during the process and then properly cools it afterward.
Is it okay if I go outside after my session?
We recommend limiting sun exposure because a tan increases the risk of burns and hyperpigmentation during laser therapy. If you're going to be outside in the sun, you'll need to wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30.
What will go place at the meeting?
Your laser technician will meet with you and go over your previous medical history as well as any medical conditions you may have before assessing the region you want to be treated. A patch test will be performed on the area where laser hair removal will be performed. The goal of the patch test is to see how your skin reacts to lasers and determine the ideal energy settings for you. It's not about figuring out if it works or not.
Is it okay if I shave in between treatments?
Yes, you can shave as usual in between sessions, though we recommend not shaving for the first 48 hours following treatment.
Will my hair regrow after I've finished the treatment?
A hair follicle that has been destroyed cannot recover, although new hair growth can develop as a result of drugs, hormones, and other factors. As a result, some people may require a maintenance visit, which can range from twice a year to once every two years, depending on the influencing circumstances.
How quickly can I expect to see results?
The results of laser hair removal can be evident within two weeks; however, because hair grows in cycles, most people will see a considerable hair decrease by their third session.