Laser hair removal can be used in all skin colors and on all areas of the body. It can also be used regardless of gender. The only hairs that can not effectively be treated by laser hair removal are pure white hairs.
Eye protection will be provided to shield the eyes from the laser light. During each treatment the laser is slowly passed over the desired area. Sensitive areas such as the bikini area will be slightly more uncomfortable to treat than areas such as the legs or back. After the treatment there is no pain. Over the next few weeks the dead hairs will fall out.
In the weeks that follow a treatment some people notice inflammation around some of the treated follicles similar to what is experienced with “razor burn”. This is short lived and only treated if it is bothersome to the patient. However, it is important to remember that all lasers are potentially dangerous devices if the practitioner is not appropriately trained in their use. Therefore, it is important to seek out a skilled professional when receiving laser treatments to avoid complications such as burns
Usually, six treatments are required for elimination of all hairs in a given area. This is because hairs grow in what can be thought of as “crops”, meaning that some hairs are resting while others are growing. Only follicles that are active and contain a growing hair will be damaged by the laser. How long it takes for the new “crop” of hairs to appear depends on the area of the body being treated, and so treatments are scheduled accordingly. Visits are scheduled at intervals of 4-8 weeks depending on the body area.
Electrolysis is a treatment that uses electricity to permanently remove hair. The biggest downside to the treatment is the risk of minute depressed scars that often form at each treated hair follicle. Additionally, hairs are treated one at a time which results in a more uncomfortable and lengthy procedure. This makes laser hair removal a superior treatment. Electrolysis may be an option for pure white hairs without any color as pigment is required for a laser to “see” a hair
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