It is a medical procedure that requires training to carry out the procedure and it also carries potential risks. Before choosing your clinic, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the technician performing the procedure.
Where can it be used?
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from all parts of the body including the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Those white hairs don’t respond to the laser treatment so don’t delay – act now before you go white!
How long does it take?
The treatment is relatively quick, each pulse of the laser can treat many hairs at the same time, treating the area of 5 pence piece every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
How many sessions are required?
A course of treatments is required for hair removal as the laser only effectively works on hair that is in the growth phase of its cycle, so ensuring that you spread treatments out over a number of weeks allows you to ensure that you catch each hair in its growth phase at least once. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to six sessions.
How to prepare for laser hair removal sessions
To prepare for laser hair removal sessions all we ask of you is that you stay out of the sun, shave the area that is going to be treated and avoid using products such as lotions and creams to ensure that you receive optimum results.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit hair removal such as plucking, waxing, for up to six weeks before treatment as the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment as sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely. Sunscreen should be applied for the month following hair removal to prevent any changes of skin colour.
How much does it cost?
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