How does laser hair removal work?
How laser hair removal works?
Hair removal and maintenance can be annoying and perhaps even painful. For this reason, many men and women turn to laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted body hair permanently. In addition to removing hair, the process offers precision and speed. Lasers remove the hair without damaging the skin. If you have ever wondered how laser hair removal works, this guide will you help you understand what to expect.
Laser hair removal is a process that destroys the hair follicles to limit or destroy hair growth in the future. A single laser hair removal session lasts just a few minutes and causes mild discomfort, but the results are long-lasting. Patients who receive these hair removal treatments report feeling relieved by the lack of constant upkeep. The process of undergoing laser hair removal may be simpler than you think.
What Happens During the Laser Hair Removal Session
A hair removal professional will use concentrated energy to target hair follicles with lasers. When the device is placed against your skin, you will see a brief flash of light as the lasers target the pigment of the hair follicle. When this happens, you may feel a quick snap against your skin, similar to that of a rubber band. The laser targets several follicles but will only impact a small percentage at one time. This is why several laser hair removal sessions are necessary.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal uses heat to destroy the hair follicle. However, there is a possibility that the skin surrounding the hair absorb some of the heat as well. If not enough cooling is present, then there is increase chance of pain or burns. The laser hair removal systems that Peach Medical Group uses have built in cooling systems that cool the skin during the treatment. Depending the skin type, laser hair removal technicians may use ice for additional cooling and also a topical anesthetic for increased comfort.
Does laser hair removal work on all skin types?
Modern laser hair removal systems have come a long way and the majority will be able to treat patients of all skin types. The laser hair removal systems that Peach Medical Group uses are safe for the majority of skin types. If the skin type is dark enough to where the hair cannot be contrasted with the skin, the there is increase risk of burns and also less effectiveness since the laser hair removal system cannot target the follicle properly. Patients that have darker skin types are recommended to get test spots. Laser hair removal test spots can be done on an area that is typically hidden to see the reaction after the treatment.
What Happens Post-Laser Hair Removal Session
While you will not notice hair removal results right away, you should begin to notice hair falling out within the next one to three weeks. You will likely need several sessions of laser hair removal to see the full results, but you will see some hair loss after just one session. As you attend more hair removal sessions, you will see fewer hairs return after treatment.