Laser Hair Removal Basics

Laser hair removal info

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal process. It is more costly and takes several treatments, usually between 4-6 treatments.




Treatments will be between 6-10 weeks apart from one another. Depending on the area you are getting lasered it can take anywhere from 15 – 60 min per area. Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses a constant heat source and light beam to target the hair follicle. As the laser goes over the skin the light is attracted to the dark root. The laser will penetrate the hair and kill it at the root.

 

Do not wax while getting laser treatments as the laser needs the hair to stay in it’s normal growth cycle to permanently get all the hairs, however you may shave in between your treatments.

You will first need to have a consultation with the doctor before you start your treatments. At the consultation they will go over with you how many treatments you will need and how much time in between treatments.

After your series of treatments you may need to go back for a touch-up once or twice. Ask your physician before you start your treatments if they offer free touch-ups after your series is over.

Since the laser is attracted to the dark root of the hair follicle you may not be a good client if you have dark/tanned skin or light hair, some lasers though are able to work with any skin type and hair color.