How laser hair removal works
30th August 2019
As an treatment option that is classed as a life saver due to it’s ease of access and flexibility, laser hair removal has seen huge rise in popularity globally. Laser hair removal is here to simply get rid of any unwanted body and facial hair. However, you want to know just how it works and what the process at your local Gerrard’s Cross clinic is? Here at Deluxe we unravel the mysteries and common questions below.
How is laser removal performed?
With the technology for laser treatments ever evolving and adapting to suit cosmetic purposes laser removal is now suitable on the face. Laser hair treatment works by depleting the targeted areas multiple times with short bursts of concentrated light energy. This light energy is then absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles which will then break them apart and disable its ability to produce hair as quickly. After having several treatments, some areas may stop producing hair all together.
How permanent is laser hair removal?
Unfortunately, laser hair removal can’t be put down as a permanent solution to remove any unwanted body and facial hair, but it does permanently reduce the growth of hair. In some concentrated areas, the follicles may be damaged enough to permanently stop producing hair, though it’s more than likely you’ll see reduction instead. Clients are required to book in for a top up appointment a few months after their initial treatment.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is entirely safe. Here at Deluxe, we can assure you our team of professionals will provide you with a treatment which is completely safe. Although reading above we mention damaging your hair follicles, there is usually no severe pain associated with laser hair removal. You’ll be provided with protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light and your treatment should run smoothly, however its important you wear sun protection due to the treated area will be a little vulnerable and sensitive to the sun’s rays.
Laser hair removal side effects
Your treated area might be a little swollen and red over the days following your initial procedure with this being completely normal as it’s just your skins inflammatory response to an outside stimulus. Soothing products such as Aloe Vera gel, cold compresses an ice pack or a cold towel will help fight the irritation and calm the skin. Sun protection is vital, you must avoid any unwanted pigmentation changes by sun damage to your temporarily vulnerable skin and be sure to apply sun protection whenever you are exposed to the suns rays.