If you find tweezing, waxing, epilators, and threading too painful, and hair removal creams or shaving is too temporary, you may want to consider laser hair removal. Currently, it is one of the most common hair removal procedures, mostly because it is painless and long-term; but how safe is it? Is it permanent? How does it work? Here’s more on the topic from the laser hair removal experts at Kaloya Skin Care.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by targeting light into selected hair follicles with great precision. The follicle pigments absorb the heat and fall off. The surrounding skin remains undamaged. It takes the laser pulse just a fraction of a second to uproot selected sections of hair at a time. The treatment is useful for removing unwanted hair from large areas on the leg, arms, and back to smaller, more sensitive areas such as upper lip, underarms, and bikini line. Small areas can be treated in minutes; larger areas can take up to an hour.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
The exact number of laser removal treatments varies by individual. Follow-up sessions are required to reduce hair regrowth with each session. For some, the results are more long-lasting than others. About four to six sessions, spaced out by four to six weeks for visible results, is recommended. After nine months you will notice a striking difference.
Although the treatment is not permanent, it is the best and safest option for slowing hair growth over time using tools that are gentle on your skin. Laser hair removal is known to reduce hair regrowth by 10 to 25 percent after your first session. It can decrease more rapidly with each session. You will need occasional maintenance sessions after you are done with the full cycle to ensure the follicles don’t regenerate. Regrowth also depends on the areas targeted.
How Safe is Laser Hair Removal?
DIY laser hair removal treatment for home use is not strictly regulated, even though it is available in the market. Effective laser hair removal requires an expert hand since its more than just zapping out unwanted hair. It requires medical care, certified credentials, and thorough knowledge of the procedure. To prepare yourself, you should ideally stay off waxing, hair plucking, tweezing or epilators weeks before the treatment so the roots are in good condition for laser removal. You should also avoid exposure to excessive sunlight for a few weeks after treatment to prevent skin damage to the tender, treated areas.
What is the Procedure About?
Laser hair removal is carried out in a few short steps:
- Your hair is first cleaned and trimmed to a few short millimetres.
- A special conducting gel is applied to the area to be treated.
- The laser pulse is adjusted to suit the thickness of your hair, location as well as your skin and hair colour.
- A series of short, quick, high-intensity pulses of concentrated light energy converts into heat shaft and root, loosen the hair and stops hair growth of the follicle.
- The effects last far longer than shaving, waxing or epilators. The hair that grows back is finer and fewer.
Laser Hair Removal at Kaloya Skin Care
At Kaloya Skin Care, we offer full laser hair removal services to both women and men at affordable rates. From targeted areas such as underarms, neck, stomach, and Brazilian to full legs, arms, face or full body, we offer it all under the care of trained practitioners and stringent hygiene standards. Call us to schedule an appointment.