Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal
How exactly does this work?
The laser used in the procedure is attracted to the hair shaft’s pigment. Once it’s focused, it’ll cauterize the area and completely destroy the follicle it’s attached to.
Is there a recovery period?
The only thing to be mindful of is pink skin immediately after the treatment. It should heal up after one to two hours.
How safe is this?
The procedure is FDA approved and will safely get rid of any unwanted body hair without causing damage to the pores or skin structure surrounding the follicle.
Does it hurt?
It’s possible that there will be some pain, but if there is any, it’s very small. If it becomes a problem, you can ask for a topical anesthetic.
Is it immediate?
Unfortunately, it’s not immediate. Within one to two weeks after getting the procedure, you’ll find that the hair will fall out and the overall amount of hair in the area will be significantly reduced.
How many treatments are needed?
You’ll need more than one treatment. Individual results will vary considerably, but it’s not uncommon to need around six treatments before all the hair in the area is completely removed. This is due to the way hair grows on the skin, as there is only about 1/3rd of your potential hair visible at any one time.
How long will the results last?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that will permanently reduce hair in the affected areas.