How Does It Work?
The laser uses a pulse of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle which absorbs the light that destroys the cells responsible for hair regrowth. During the treatment, the Dynamic Cooling Device cools the area before and after the pulse of light is applied, ensuring that there is no damage to the surrounding tissue.
The laser is not suitable for white, grey or red hairs.
Which Areas Can Be Treated for Men & Women?
Any area of the body can be treated, however, the most common areas include legs, underarms, bikini line and face for women, back and chest for men.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
At any given time a percentage of hairs are in a ‘resting phase’ and do not grow. The laser will not be effective on those ‘resting’, this is why on average 3-6 treatments are needed to achieve optimum results. Different areas require a different number of treatments. At times treatments might not be very effective if the patient is experiencing hormonal imbalance.
How Often Is The Treatment Repeated?
The treatment is repeated as soon as the new growth of hairs appear; typically, three weeks apart for the face and four weeks for the body.
Is It Painful?
Laser hair removal has been compared to an elastic band snapping on the skin. However, some clients report feeling no sensation at all. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. If you do find it uncomfortable, you can apply an anaesthetic cream prior to treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Immediately after the treatment the area will be slightly pink like a mild sun burn, but this will disappear after a few hours.
What Result Should I Expect?
After a course of treatment, up to 80% reduction in hair growth will be noticed. Some clients may need yearly maintenance on the treated area/s.
Pseudofolicullitis Barbae / Beard Bumps
Pseudofolliculitis barbae occurs when shaved hairs start ingrowing; it is more common in men with curly, course hair. It causes pustules and papules on the skin and over time causes severe scarring. Laser hair removal can eliminate this issue and resurfacing treatments can be recommended to reduce the sight of scarring.