How does it work?
Pulsed light is absorbed by melanin (a coloured pigment) present in hair during the growth stage (Anagen phase) and is then conducted down to the root of the hair. This light is turned into heat , and it is the heat that destroys the follicle and the root without any side effects. Your hair grows in cycles and only the hair that is visible can be treated. Laser and light systems treat the hair follicles in the growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment multiple treatments may be required to deliver optimal results. The absence of melanin in the hair prevents the transfer of heat, which is the reason for the lack of results with white hairs, and why Extra sessions are needed to treat fair hairs.
What does Laser hair removal feel like? Is it painful?
Some people describe the feeling to be similar to a mild pinch of a rubber band. However, anaesthetics are not necessary. For some part you do not even feel it.
How many treatments will I need?
People receiving pulsed light treatment show at least an 80% success rate for hair not growing back. Usually 6 to 10 treatments are needed every 4-8 weeks, however, your hair grows in different cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, sex, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, skin pigmentation, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness and resilience. The number of treatments you may require for optimal long term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle Most patients like to treat until the hair is gone. Achieving the expected result requires a period of one and a half year however, in case of hormone disorder more time is required. In case of hormonal disorder more time is required.
What should I do before and after my treatment?
Shaving 2 to 3 days Before treatment would give you the best result. You should try not to expose treated areas to the sun, before or after each session. After a treatment the skin maybe red and bumpy, this is absolutely normal. We recommend protecting the area from the sun, avoiding activities such as exercise, saunas, hot shower for 24 hours immediately after treatment. The area should be moisturized with a soothing cream and cleansed with a mild soap. Tanning cream should not be used during treatments.
What should I do to manage the hair between each visit?
You should not have much hair by then, but if you want you can shave or trim. You also can wax at least 15 days before your treatment.
Are the results permanent? What results does it give?
Hair growth reduces about 80%-90% on the existing hair. This instrument is not effective on gray, very blond or thin hair. The body grows about 15%-18% of new hair in a period of one and a half years. The absence of melanin in the hair prevents that transfer of heat, which is the reason for the lack of results with white hair, and why extra sessions are needed to treat fair hair. The anagen or growth phase of hair contains the largest amounts of melanin and this phase is the laser’s target. From scientific studies we understand that any area contains a minimum of 20%-30% of anagen hair at one time. Repeated sessions are necessary. If you suffer from a hormone imbalance your treatments may be ongoing. Every client’s expectation of hair loss are different, some may be happy with 50-60 loss and may want to discontinue and others may want to continue until they reach their maximum loss of 80-90%.
Does laser hair removal create or treat ingrown hair?
The laser will not create ingrown hair; it will produce an effective treatment to clear the ingrown hair.
How are these treatments different from electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a much slower process. With electrolysis; a needle is actually inserted into each hair follicle, one at a time. Once inserted, an electric shock burns the follicle to retard hair growth. Because laser and light systems scan the skin rather than treating one hair at a time, it is possible to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs, face and neck. Best of all, these advanced hair removal treatments are safe, fast, gentle and affective alternative methods for hair removal.
Does it matter how dark my skin is?
Hair removal laser works by targeting the melanin. By adjusting the power settings on the lasers your technician can focus on the melanin in the hair and not the melanin in the skin. So it can be done for any type of skin color. More question ? Call or E-mail us