Faqs about laser hair removal

Are you tired of shaving every now and then? Are you looking forward to get laser hair removal treatment and have doubts about it? I am sure you would be worried or have concerns. This FAQ guide will help you answer most of the common questions and make you feel more confident about the process.

Where can you use laser hair removal?

The most common places where you can use laser hair removal treatment are: arms, legs, upper lip and bikini area. But it is not limited to these areas. It can also be used on the back, stomach, neck, fingers and toes.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal is not as painless as shaving, but it feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Is it a permanent hair removal solution?

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair reduction and not a permanent hair removal treatment.

What are the risks?

The risk factors involved with laser hair removal are: scarring, burning, swelling, redness, some kind of infection, hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin) or hypopigmentation (lightening of skin). If you have broken skin you should avoid laser hair removal treatment.

What results can I expect after treatment?

The treatment is carried out in multiple sessions so there are chances that results are not visible after the first appointment. After 4 – 6 weeks you will start noticing fewer hair.

How long do the results last?

The re-growth of the hair depends on the intensity of follicle damage and follicles weakening. Depending on that it lasts from months to years.

Are home laser hair removal devices difficult to use?

No, they are not difficult to use. These are low powered devices that can be used by people with correct skin tone and without any prior laser hair removal treatment.

How is laser hair removal treatment different from electrolysis hair removal?

Laser hair removal treatment is much faster than electrolysis. In the electrolysis process takes longer time as it treats one hair at a time, whereas laser hair removal treats many hairs per laser pulse.

At what age can you have laser hair removal?

It is advisable not to treat children under the age of 13. Young people who are still developing will require touch ups to maintain the results. Older people have grey hair which doesn’t respond to laser later.

How does laser remove hair?

The lasers emit light at a specific wavelength that is known to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle without causing any damage to the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy which disables the hair follicle from growing another hair.

How long does the laser hair removal treatment take?

There are a lot of factors that determine the length of treatment. Normally, legs and back takes an hour to an hour and a half, upper lips or the ear tops take 8 – 10 mins and front of the neck and underarms take 20 minutes.