IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL SAFE?
Laser hair removal is a popular, non-surgical treatment that gets rid of unwanted hair on the body.
A lot of people have various questions about laser hair removal before undergoing the treatment.
Here are some frequently asked questions from patients on laser hair removal:
1. IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL SAFE?
Laser hair removal can be dangerous in inexperienced hands. Burns, scars and permanent changes to your skin color are some of the possible side affects, should you visit the wrong practitioner or aesthetician. It is important to ensure that you visit someone who has medical knowledge and is skilled in using lasers.
2. IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?
Patients see a dramatic reduction in the density and thickness of hair in the treated area. Once you complete your treatment plan, you should expect long-term hair reduction. Visit a clinic where the consultation is free, so that you can discuss with your aesthetician what results you should expect.
3. HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?
Depending on the area treated and the hair growth, sessions last anywhere between 15 – 30 minutes.
4. HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Generally after each treatment you will see a noticeable reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area.
On average, most people will require a minimum of 6 treatments, but if you have dark or tanned skin, you may require more. Facial hair and fine body hair require approximately 10 treatments and possibly require ongoing maintenance.
5. IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PAINFUL?
Laser hair removal is not as painful is waxing, however there is some level of discomfort which depends on the treated area, the texture of the hair and skin.
The darker the skin the more sensitive as there is more pigment in both hair and skin. However, after each treatment the hair becomes lighter or thinner and pain subsides.
Tip – it hurts less if you shave before getting laser.
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