Hair is one of those things that can look beautiful or be a nuisance. Body hair is one such nuisance that many people peel, pluck and pull in an attempt to be free from it. The problem with most of these methods is that the hair tends to grow back. Laser hair removal is one of the few ways to remove unwanted hair for good.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by utilizing a high-energy beam of light to damage hair follicles This damage isn’t enough to completely destroy the follicle, but it is enough to prevent it from growing for a certain amount of time.
The slowed follicle stays within the skin at a length that cannot be seen. The visible portion of the follicle becomes brittle and soon falls off. Pesky hairs that remain can be removed after the procedure has finished.
How Does the Procedure Work?
The procedure itself is relatively straightforward. You will be asked to refrain from shaving or removing hair from the area to be treated for a few days. This allows the hair to grow somewhat, which allows the laser to work.
During your appointment, the person treating your skin will apply the laser to your skin. Some patients may feel a small pinch while others may feel nothing.
Depending upon the area of the body you have treated, you may need multiple laser hair removal treatments. The thickness of the hair, the location and the intensity of the prior procedures will determine how many sessions you need for successful hair removal.
How Safe is Laser Hair Removal?
Unlike other hair removal procedures, laser hair removal is safe. There is no touching of any tools against the skin, which means that the risk of a bacterial infection is minimal. Damage to the skin is also minimal though some people may experience temporary discoloration.
How Can You Get the Best Laser Hair Removal?
There are a few things you can do before your treatment to ensure that the laser hair removal procedure provides the best results possible.
- Limiting exposure to the sun before treatment – Darker skin will absorb more light from the laser, which will limit the damage the hair follicles sustain.
- Avoid chlorine and saltwater before and after treatment for a few days – These agents can irritate the skin, which could leave to fragile skin that is prone to infection.
- Refrain from removing hair before the procedure – Shorter hair may make it harder for the laser to reach the base of the follicle.
Contact Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre today to schedule a consultation.