Never Shave Again? What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a great way to deal with unwanted body hair. It’s fast, effective, and could lead to less shaving and less unsightly hair growth. We believe that everyone has the right to know as much as they can about laser hair removal so that people can choose if it’s the right choice for them. Here are some answers to common questions about the laser hair removal treatment and process. If you think the procedure is right for you, be sure to contact us at our clinic.
How Does It Work?
Laser hair removal is a surprisingly complicated procedure that relies on the latest in medical technology. The process is called selective photothermolysis. Essentially, the lasers are able, through some careful calibration, to target and eradicate hair follicles in the skin. This causes the hair follicle cells to wither and die off, meaning they will no longer grow hair. The entire process is so precise that no surrounding cells will be damaged or effected. Only the hair follicles will feel the effects of the laser.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions you will need to remove your hair in the targeted areas depends on a number of factors. Elements like the density of the hair, the type of hair (including thickness and even colour), and where on the body you want the laser hair removal procedure, are all factors. Generally, multiple sessions are required to thin out the hair follicle cells to desired levels, and repeat sessions in a few years may be required if the cells grow back.
Will It Permanently Remove all My Hair?
While many people are led to believe that laser hair removal will permanently remove all of the hair in a targeted area, this isn’t entirely the case. Many hair follicles can and are targeted during the process, which will reduce the number of hair-growing cells in an area, removing every single follicle is impossible. But, after a full round of treatment, the hair will be noticeably thinner and easy to maintain. Cells can grow back after a few years, depending on your age and where the treatment is done, so sessions might be required to maintain a relatively hairless area.
Will Laser Hair Removal Work Anywhere?
Laser hair removal can target almost any part of the body, from the tip of your toes to the top of your head, with one notable exception. The process cannot be performed on the small area inside the bony ridge of the eye socket. It’s simply too sensitive of an area to risk the otherwise safe procedure.
Safe, effective, and inexpensive, laser hair removal is one of the best ways for anyone to get rid of unsightly body hair. The process itself is complicated, but the results can lead to less shaving, less upkeep, and more time enjoying a new look. If you think laser hair removal is right for you, be sure to contact us. We can advise you on the best ways to move forward, and set you up with the best laser hair removal procedure available.