Laser Hair Removal Treatments – Before & After Photos
The following collection show the results of Laser hair removal for Male and Female
Laser Hair Removal Treatment FAQ’s
Who can benefit from Laser Hair Removal?
Almost anyone with brown or black hair is suitable for Laser hair removal. Fair skin and dark hair are the ideal combination and the closer you are to this combination the better your results are likely to be. However, with the Candela GentleMax, we can also safely treat up to a skin type 4 (Asian Skin) with excellent results.
How does Laser Hair Removal work
Lasers use specific wavelengths of light which are designed to be selective in targeting the pigment of a hair follicle. Light skin and dark hair is perfect for laser as all of the energy pulsed onto the skin is absorbed by the dark pigment. The skin being lighter does not compete for this energy as it cannot absorb it. This also means that the skin is virtually unaffected in every sense with no undesirable side effects. Once the follicle has absorbed all of the light energy it accumulates at the root of the hair creating heat. This heat causes thermal damage to the hair root rendering it permanently inactive and unable to grow again.
How many treatments are required?
A minimum of 6 treatments are required for each area treated. Each treatment is carried out between 4 -10 week intervals depending on the area of face or body being treated. This is a general guideline and it should be noted that results vary from client to client and maintenance treatments may be required. We can be very sure of the performance of the laser due to the extensive clinical trials carried out with it, but we cannot be 100% sure of how each individual will respond to treatment.
When is the best time to undergo Laser Hair Removal?
The best time to undergo Laser Hair Treatment is generally over the winter period or when you can be certain that the skin will not be exposed to sunlight over the course of treatments. Tanned skin cannot be treated due to the elevated pigment levels. Having an active tan or even false tan on the skin will increase the risk of adverse reactions to your laser hair removal treatment. During laser hair removal , light energy is directed into the skin and around the hair follicle. The skin absorbs some of the laser energy before it reaches the hair follicles. How much energy is absorbed will be determined by the skin colour. A tanned skin (whether it naturally tanned or false) will usually absorb excess amounts of light energy and can cause burning or discoloration after treatment.
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