Laser Hair Removal Facts You Should Know

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How Do Lasers Remove Unwanted Hair?

Laser hair removal works by sending strong beams of light into hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment (color) in the hair, turning into heat that damages the follicle and stops future hair growth. This process is selective, targeting only the hair without harming the surrounding skin. 

Over several sessions, the treated hair becomes finer and lighter until there’s a noticeable reduction. It’s a simple, effective way to say goodbye to unwanted hair.

Multiple Sessions Will Be Needed

One of the first things to remember is that laser hair removal is not a one-time, magical fix. Most individuals require multiple sessions to achieve the best results. The reason behind this is due to the hair growth cycle. 

Since laser hair removal is most effective during the active growth phase, called anagen, and not all hair follicles are in this phase simultaneously, multiple sessions are necessary to catch each follicle at the right time.

Can Be Done on Multiple Body Areas

Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal isn’t limited to specific areas of the body. While many people associate it with facial hair or legs, the procedure is versatile and can be performed on various body parts. 

From the face, arms, and legs to the bikini area and underarms, laser hair removal is a customizable solution for your specific needs.

Preparation is Important

Proper preparation is crucial to ensure the success and safety of the laser hair removal process. This includes avoiding sun exposure  before the treatment, as sunburned or tanned skin can lead to complications. 

Additionally, it’s essential to refrain from using certain hair removal methods like waxing or plucking in the weeks leading up to the session, as the laser targets the hair roots, which need to be intact for the procedure to be effective.

Hair May Regrow

While laser hair removal provides long-lasting results, it’s essential to understand that hair regrowth is possible. However, the regrown hair is often finer and lighter than before. Maintenance sessions may be required to keep the area consistently hair-free, but the reduction in hair growth is typically significant and noticeable.

Use a Hair Trimmer or Shave the Area Before You Laser

Before your laser hair removal session, shaving or trimming the targeted area is crucial. This step is essential as the laser energy needs to reach the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface without interference from surface hair. Similarly, if you’re considering facial laser hair removal, remove any makeup from the area to ensure optimal results.

Laser Hair Removal Has More Than One Benefit

Laser hair removal has additional advantages beyond the obvious benefit of reduced hair growth. It can help reduce ingrown hairs, which are common with traditional hair removal methods. Moreover, the procedure can lead to smoother skin and improved skin texture.

It Works on All Skin Tones

Advancements in laser technology have made it possible for individuals with various skin tones to benefit from laser hair removal. While earlier systems were more effective on lighter skin tones, newer laser treatments at Ageless 360 Medical Aesthetics are suitable for a broader range of skin tones, making this treatment accessible to a more diverse audience.

Following Aftercare Instructions Prevents Side Effects

To minimize the risk of side effects such as redness or swelling, it’s crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions diligently. This may include avoiding sun exposure, using recommended skincare products, and refraining from activities that could irritate the treated area. During your treatment and consultation our aesthetic experts will go over the best aftercare tips to ensure long lasting and optimal results.

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