Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Does laser hair removal work? LightTouch Med Spa is here to tell you, Absolutely! Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures, and it is also one of the cheapest, least invasive, and safest permanent cosmetic procedures available. This procedure is offered by thousands of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and even medical spas, like ours! In this article by LightTouch Med Spa, we will talk about how laser hair removal works, and if this is the right procedure for you. Read on for more information.

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How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by shooting a beam of light at the roots of the hair. The dark pigment of the hair absorbs the heat, much like dark coloured clothing on a hot summer day. The heat travels down the shaft of the hair follicle, damaging the root. After an average of three to six different treatments, with an average wait time of three to eight weeks in between sessions, this damage can cause a permanent cessation of growth. The more pigment in the hair follicle, the more effective this will be. This means that dark, coarse hair on light coloured skin is the most quickly eliminated, but a high quality laser hair removal facility will have a variety of different lasers which can effectively remove hair from many different textures and skin tones.

Is the hair completely eliminated permanently?

No, not entirely. The coarseness and the colour of your body hair will vary all over your body. Different hair follicles will also be in different stages of growth, which will also affect the laser’s ability to damage the root. Laser hair removal will target dark, pigmented hair much more efficiently than it will fine, dewey hair. Dark brown or black hair which is in an active growth stage will be targeted the most effectively. This is why it takes multiple appointments to cause noticeable, permanent hair reduction. It takes between six and nine sessions to reduce hair by approximately 90 percent. Different stages in life also promote different patterns of hair growth. You may find that as you age, you will grow hair in areas outside of the treatment areas that you never had before. In this case, it is easy to return and repeat treatments.

What can be treated with laser hair removal?

Most common treatment areas include the legs, both upper and lower, underarms, chin, upper lip, and bikini line. It is possible to treat nearly any area on the body except the skin immediately surrounding the eyes and eyelid. Depending on the size of the area, some may take significantly longer, and require more or fewer treatment sessions. Treatment will be most successful on brown and black hair. Current technology is less effective on white, grey, red or blond hair because of the differing levels and types of pigment contained in the hair.

What to do after the treatment?

Because the skin will be mildly irritated, you may experience increased redness and itching. Allow your skin to heal quickly by avoiding scratching. Within the days after treatment, hair from the treated area will start to fall out. Permit this process to proceed naturally, do not manipulate or tweeze them to speed the process, a this can lead to an otherwise avoidable infection.

If you are asking yourself, “does laser hair removal really work?” The overwhelming answer is, of course, YES! Come in and experience this highly effective and innovative treatment for yourself! LightTouch Med Spa provides laser hair removal treatment administered by trained and experienced medical aestheticians. For more information about laser hair removal at LightTouch Med Spa, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.




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