How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser Hair Removal removes unwanted hair permanently by targeting and damaging the root of the hair. The laser itself is attracted to pigment (colour). There should be a good contrast between the skin colour and the hair, which will then allow the Laser to damage the root and leave behind a small stem.
Over the next 2-3 weeks, it will appear as if the hairs are growing when actually, the skin is naturally pushing the hair stem up and out. If you were to pull on these hairs with your fingers (not tweezers) 2-3 weeks after a laser hair removal treatment, these hairs will slide out with no resistance whatsoever. Once these hairs fall out, there will be a period where there is very little to no hair.
The reason why a person would require more than one treatment for Laser Hair Removal is that there are different cycles of hair growth. Ideally, we want to be able to attack the hair during the active stage of hair growth (anagen stage), which is when the hair follicle has a full root. As we don’t know which hairs are in the right stage at one time, a person would require more than one laser hair removal treatment. Generally 5-7 treatments are required for optimal and long lasting results.
Laser Hair Removal is used to remove the hair follicle, which is called selective photo-thermolysis. This involves selecting an intended target, melanin; which is present in all hair follicles.
This Laser Hair Removal treatment uses a wavelength of light specific to the melanin that passes harmlessly through the top layer of the skin (epidermis) and is absorbed maximally by the melanin in the hair follicle and minimally by any other tissue.
Laser Hair Removal is used by both men and women who want to permanently remove hair from the upper lip, chin, neck, back, chest, underarms, bikini line and legs.
After The Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Following Laser Hair Removal, the targeted area treated with the laser is cleansed and normal activity can be resumed. There may be a slight redness surrounding the follicles, but this will disappear in a matter of minutes in the majority of cases. As with any treatment involving lasers, protecting the treated skin with sun block and clothing is essential for optimal results.
In the weeks following Laser Hair Removal, the hair may appear to be growing in the treated areas. As the hair follicles are lifeless, this is in fact, simply the body attempting to remove them completely. The hair follicle will easily purge itself.
Laser Hair Removal cannot target hair that is not in its growth cycle. Before the Laser Hair Removal treatment, it is very important not to, pluck, tweeze, thread or bleach the hair, as it is necessary for the root of the hair to be targeted and the pigment of the hair to be visible to the Laser.
More treatments may be required in order to obtain the desired results, and will depend on hair follicle density, hair color, skin types, the treatment area, and your hair growth cycle.
In only one treatment 30%-50% of the hair can be removed. Just think, no more stubble!
Special price packages are available.