What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an aesthetic and cosmetic procedure that aims to permanently remove unwanted hair on the face or body. It achieves this through the application of high intensity beams of light to the targeted hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser beam light, thereby destroying the hair at its root. This process induces a reaction that either delays or stunts regrowth of the targeted hair, or ultimately destroys the hair follicle altogether – resulting in permanently smooth, hair-free skin for the patient.
Who is suitable for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is both suitable, and very popular, among men and women. It is one of the most commonly requested non-surgical cosmetic procedures on the aesthetics market today along with treatments such as microdermabrasion and muscle relaxant injections. As laser offers a more long-term or permanent solution to hair removal, it is increasingly becoming the preferred hair removal method of choice for those experiencing unwanted hair on the face or body. When compared to the ongoing time investment, cost and hassle of traditional methods such as shaving and waxing, laser provides a more economical hair removal solution in the long run and is much better suited to modern day individuals with busy lifestyles.
Is laser hair removal really permanent?
Laser hair removal treatments work effectively to reduce or completely remove areas of unwanted hair for good. To experience long-term or permanent results, a course of treatments is required – this may be anywhere between 3 or 12 sessions depending on the patient’s hair colour and skin type. Laser light reacts best to dark hair on light skin tones, though advances in technology has seen laser hair removal become a more inclusive treatment for a broader range of hair colours and skin tones. While laser isn’t generally responsive to grey hair, research continues into how this can be overcome. Some patients may just require a single course of treatments to experience hair-free skin for years to come, while others may need the occasional maintenance treatment to upkeep their great results. Even so, when compared to the weekly, monthly or even daily investment of time that shaving, tweezing or waxing consumes – laser is a far superior lifestyle solution for those who wish to spend less time on hair removal and more time enjoying the important things in life.
Where does laser treat?
Virtually any part of the face or body, minus the delicate eyelid area, is suitable for laser hair removal treatment. The most commonly requested treatment areas include the legs, chest, back, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line – though unwanted hair on other areas of the face or body can also be addressed.