Laser hair removal - all you've always wanted to ask
If you’re itching to rid your body of excess hair, literally because you’ve been shaving your body hair and now it’s growing back, there’s a much better solution you might not be considering: It’s time to consider laser hair removal. The laser selectively targets and destroys the hair follicle by absorbing the pigment in the hair, leaving the surrounding skin in the area undamaged.
Many men gripe about the following areas: chest and stomach, back, shoulders, and genital hair. For ladies, it’s all about underarms, legs, and the bikini line. Laser hair removal works better on lighter skin with dark hair, because the laser has a harder time zapping the pigment out of blond or white hair.
As for the actual skin prep, limit any plucking, waxing, and electrolysis six weeks before undergoing the treatment. It’s OK to continue shaving. The reason for this is the laser targets your roots, so if you’re using a hair removal method that rids the skin of hair follicles, the procedure will be less effective. Also make sure to avoid sun exposure for six weeks prior and after treatment.
Most importantly, make sure you’re consistent so that you see results. Most patients can see permanent results after an average of three to seven sessions. Yearly maintenance may be necessary to make sure the results remain intact, as hair can technically grow back slightly, but will not reappear as before.<< SpaClinique London Blog