Laser Hair Removal
How the Laser Works
The laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light, which is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of second. This pulse, though quick, is effective enough to remove the hair and impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. Over time, you will find an increased reduction in hair growth, until the follicles cease to produce visible hairs.
A laser hair removal session may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, dependent upon the size of the area you are having treated.
Human hair grows in cycles. Laser hair removal is most effective in its active growth phase (a phase referred to as anagen). Since not all hair experiences the same cycle simultaneously, you will need to undergo multiple treatment sessions to achieve the best results.
An important part of your treatment is the cooling of the skin. A contact-cooling hand-piece allows your Technician to treat even the most sensitive skin with care. It protects and cools the upper layer of your skin before, during and after each pulse, while continuing to direct the laser’s energy toward your follicles. While laser treatment may cause some discomfort, the procedure is easily tolerated by the vast majority of clients. It is also common for some areas of the body can be more sensitive than others.
The appearance of the treated area immediately after treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type. It is possible that you will experience minor redness and swelling around the hair follicles, but do not be discouraged. This ‘side effect’ is actually desirable, as it is proof that the desired clinical results are being achieved, indicating that the follicles are responding to the treatment. You should be able to return to your daily routine immediately after the session.