Laser hair removal is a non-invasive, non-surgical way for removing unwanted or excess hair from the face or body.
A laser beam is navigated through the skin into the pigment in the hair. Laser hair removal technique emanates light at wavelengths which are captured by the pigment in the hair follicle (pigment gives hair its colour). The laser is then pulsed for less than a second keeping it long enough to damage the follicle. Intense pulsed light (IPL) which has been captured by the pigment turns into heat eventually disrupting the follicle. Regrowth of hair is delayed due to the thermal damage leading to permanent destruction of the hair follicle.
Who is an ideal candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal works effectively on almost everyone. Since the most important function of laser treatment is to target the pigment in the hair follicle to damage it permanently; it may respond less on lighter or blonde hair as these hair types do not have pigment present in them.
In most cases an ideal candidate is a person with light skin and dark hair. However, laser hair removal equipment has sophisticated technology which eliminates hair on most skin and hair types. The machinery settings can be regulated to safeguard the surface of the skin.
Hair removal can take longer to show effect on lighter hair types because the pigment in lighter hair can take longer to react to the treatment. Thus the frequency of treatments may be higher compared to dark hair. The cosmetic doctors at our hair removal clinic are highly experienced so they can enhance the treatment options to make it more effective depending on the skin and hair type.
How many treatments will i need?
Normally patients will need three or more cycles of hair removal separated between four to eight weeks for effective results. Clients my notice between 10-25% decline in hair growth post each hair removal treatment.
Is laser hair removal painful?
IPL is almost painless. Patients may experience mild discomfort while the laser equipment is moved over the body. The device has a specific cooling system which shields the skin during the treatment with its unique cooling tip. This makes the entire procedure very comfortable for patients.
IPL hair removal treatment includes minimal side effects like redness which can last 24 to 48 hours. You may experience a feeling similar to being sun burnt in the treated area which usually eases off in a day.
Effects like blisters rare very uncommon and do not usually occur.
Preparation for your laser hair removal procedure?
At our hair removal clinic your cosmetic doctor will advise you to follow the information they provide you with prior to your treatment. You will be recommended to shave the area to be treated before the procedure as it makes it easier and causes less discomfort.