If you want to get rid of unsightly body or facial hair, you can expect some fantastic results from laser hair removal. It might take a few visits, but once the hair is destroyed, you can expect the results to last forever. While it may seem a bit extravagant to some, anyone who is embarrassed by hair growth will be willing to spend anything to have the hair removed forever.
How Does it Work?
When you book your appointment at a removal salon, you might not know what to expect. Laser hair removal is done with a laser that focuses on melanin. Melanin is what gives your hair its dark colour. When the laser focuses on the melanin, it’s able to release energy that destroys the hair’s follicle. The destroyed follicle isn’t able to produce hair anymore.
How laser hair removal works
Calibrated Laser Focus
When a person has dark hair and light skin, the laser is able to pinpoint the melanin and the follicle with accuracy. In years past, that left everyone who didn’t have light skin and dark hair without an option for removing unwanted hair. Lasers are now able to focus on other skin tones and hair colours. This means that those with dark skin and dark hair as well as those with light skin and light hair can benefit from lasers that remove hair. It’s important that you choose a salon that has updated laser hair removal technology if you have a darker skin tone or lighter hair. The technicians should be fully trained too.
What Can You Expect?
At your appointment, the room may feel extremely chilly. This is to combat the heat from the laser. The technician will give you eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser. This is especially important if you are getting a facial treatment with the laser. You don’t need to do anything prior to the appointment. While the procedure isn’t completely painless, many people have compared it to a rubber band being popped against the skin. It can be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful.
Regrowth and Repeat Visits
Sometimes, the hair will grow back. The laser isn’t a permanent solution to hair growth until after a few visits. In some cases, the laser may miss the follicle, or you might have stubborn hair that refuses to die. It could require five or six visits before you see smooth, hair-free skin. Once the follicles are all completely destroyed, you won’t have to worry about unsightly hair growth again.