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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal (also known as laser epilation) is carried out with a thin light beam of laser, which is passed through the skin. The dark pigment, also known as the melanin, and usually covered in hair, is targeted. This process weakens the hair follicle, which is the root of the hair, and the contact results in it being destroyed. Usually, this process results in a slowing of hair growth. However, multiple laser hair removal can successfully extend a hair-free period.

The Laser Hair Removal Process

Firstly, a laser device is used on to the client's skin, along with a cooling device to protect other areas. The client wears special goggles to protect the eye area in case the light from the laser leaks. When the laser passes through the skin's surface, to the tiny sacs, or hair follicles, the patient usually feels a stinging sensation. When the hair follicle is damaged, it emits an odor. The length of the process varies according to the size of the area being treated. Small areas can take as little as a few minutes to complete, while larger ones may take longer. Immediately after the treatment, the client should avoid direct sunlight and in particular on the area that has been treated. A high factor sunblock must be worn before and after treatment. No recovery time is needed and a patient can immediately resume daily activities as soon as the procedure is finished.

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

Before undergoing laser hair removal, a client must consult the laser technician to see if it will work for them. If it is decided that the procedure can successfully be carried out, the client will be asked to shave the relative area covered in hair. If the client has a tanned skin or has been exposed to a lot of sunlight, they will have to wait until the tan is completely gone. Also, three weeks before the treatment clients should avoid hair treatments such waxes or products like gel or any other method that may remove hair from its root.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on several factors such as the skin , hair colour and type and body metabolism. The texture of the hair will also need to be taken into consideration. On an average clients need between four and eight sessions for the procedure to work. (with every session of laser hair removal before and after treatments, sun exposure should be avoided).