Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroys the hair follicle.
- Laser works best with dark coarse hair. Light skin and dark hair are an ideal combination, being most effective and producing the best results. Laser hair removal isn't generally effective for white, gray, red or blond Hair.
- Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to eight sessions. If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. Shaving is OK, since it preserves the hair shaft and follicle.
The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:
- Skin irritation: Temporary discomfort, redness and swelling are possible after laser hair removal. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear within several hours.
- Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
- For a day or two after the treatment, the treated area of your skin may look and feel like it's sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help.
It is a medical procedure that carries potential risk and requires professional training. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the technician performing the procedure.
At Abbeywood Spa we use Light Sheer Diode technology laser machine. We offer FREE consultation and a patch test to check for any adverse reaction before the full treatment.