Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about laser hair removal:
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal reduces hair by targeting and destroying current hair follicles. Some patients seek maintenance treatments when new hair follicles develop due to hormonal or weight fluctuations.
What are the risks?
Skin blistering and discoloration is possible but it usually doesn’t last more than a few days.
Does it hurt?
Laser hair removal usually causes only minimal discomfort. The sensation can be compared to a rubber band quickly snapping against the skin. Numbing gels are used to help minimize the pain.
Will laser hair removal work on my skin type and hair color?
Thanks to advancements in laser technology, laser hair removal works on almost every skin type. Lighter skin with dark coarse hair tends to respond the best to laser hair removal. Darker skin types can be successfully treated with Nd:YAG lasers. Blonde, gray, or light red hair are the most difficult to treat.
How long does it take?
Expect at least 6-8 sessions for the best results. Sessions are spaced four to six weeks to follow the hair’s growth cycle. The length of each session depends on the size of the area targeted for removal.
Which area should I not do laser hair removal on?
The only area to avoid is the one around the eyes. 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.