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Your Laser Hair Removal Questions Answered

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

If you are tired of shaving and waxing, then laser hair removal might be the ideal solution for you. After completing the recommended number of treatment sessions, results are often permanent, so you may never have to worry about in-grown hairs again.

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about laser hair removal:

How does it work?

Laser beams target the pigment of the hair follicles; the follicles absorb the light, which in turn destroys them, and they can no longer grow hair. This is why laser hair removal was traditionally best for those with fair skin and dark hair – this combination makes it easiest for the laser to find the hair follicles.

More advanced technology, such as the Candela YAG laser, has allowed patients with darker skin tones to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal as well.

Why do I need multiple treatment sessions?

It is impossible to target every hair follicle in one treatment session because the laser can only treat follicles that are in a growth phase. In order to reach the hair follicles that are “resting” during your initial treatment, you will have to come back in 4-6 weeks for another session. Most patients will need about 5-6 treatments, on average, to see maximum results.

How painful is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal sometimes feels like being flicked with a rubber band. It is common for a numbing cream to be applied before a laser hair removal treatment, but most patients will only experience mild discomfort or no pain at all, depending on the area being treated. Many laser devices also have a cooling feature that helps to minimize pain.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.