Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted hair from your body. This technology utilizes energy of light to target and destroy hair follicles.
Before your first session of laser hair removal you should take at least two weeks off from waxing, tweezing or electrolysis to give your hair follicles time to grow. You should also minimize sun exposure for at least two weeks before starting laser treatments. Sunbathing is not advisable during your treatments as well since the sun will make your skin more sensitive to heat. This will minimize side effects and increase the effectiveness of the treatments. Ideally, sessions must be scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Unfortunately, even the best laser systems will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is because not all hairs are at the same stage in their growth cycle during a treatment.
We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.
Can I shave in between laser hair removal treatments?
Since shaving doesn’t affect hair follicles it should not interfere with the effectiveness of your treatments.
Why must I wait so long in between treatments?
Each individual hair’s growth cycle is largely independent of neighboring hairs. Hair follicles in the anagen, or growth phase will respond best to laser hair removal.
Do treatment intervals depend on the area of the body being treated?
Hair growth cycles vary on different parts of the body. For example, facial hair can be treated in shorter intervals than on other areas of the body.
How is laser hair removal different from other hair removal methods?
Laser hair removal works by destroying hair follicles while other hair removal methods only remove visible hair.
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