Shaving, plucking, waxing … all of these take time, but for people who prefer to have smooth, hairless skin, they may seem like the only options available. If you’re willing to shell out a little extra cash, however, you could opt instead for a more permanent result: laser hair removal. This high-tech method uses light to actually destroy the follicle, leaving you with fuzz-free skin. It’s actually very simple. The pigment in the hair follicle picks up the energy from the laser causing destruction to the root”. Once the root is destroyed, it can’t produce more hair.
Why Diode is the most popular laser treatment?
Diode: Most lasers only work great among patients who are have light-to-olive complexions.But the diode laser is very effective for light and dark skin.
Laser hair removal works when the hair is in its active growth rate and different parts of the body have different growth rates. Besides that, thicker hair can take a little longer to fully work on and sometimes new ones come out due to hormonal changes or other hair bulbs becoming active during the treatment period. So the amount of sessions it takes varies per individual, but the majority of clients need an average of six to eight treatments for full hair removal.Before Care
- Photosensitive medications, like antibiotics, need to be stopped at least one week prior to treatment, so if you have an infection, it could be a good idea to push your treatment back a few weeks.
- Also patients should not be using skincare with strong actives such as retinoids and alfa hydroxyl acids ,these ingredients can increase skin cell turnover, making skin more vulnerable to the sun and irritation during the treatment period. If you’re not sure whether your medication could negatively affect your laser hair removal treatment, consult with your doctor beforehand.
- We ask that you shave the area you are treating beforehand so that the laser can penetrate into the root of the hair — . “You should not wax, tweeze, or bleach any hair one month before your session because the root needs to stay intact in order for the laser to effectively destroy the hair.”
- You should not cancel your treatment due to your period.”It’s very important to stay consistent with treatments.
Is it safe? does it hurts?
With numbing, it should be comfortable, it feels like a rubber band snapping the skin, most of our patients describe it as a light, warm pinch. The FDA considers that blistering, discoloration, redness, and scarring are potential side effects. There’s also the possibility that your hair could grow back.