Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?
The goal of this treatment is improvement not perfection. There will be some hair left at the end of the treatments. The amount of hair that is remaining will be relative to the fluence (energy) that the client can tolerate, the color, the amount and the location of the hair that is being treated.
The average loss of hair at the end of consecutive sessions is 70-95% less hair. Up to 20% of the population does not respond to any laser or light treatments. This cannot be determined until after the second treatment.
How many Treatments will I require?
Depending on the color of the hair and the color of the skin, the average client will need 4-6 treatments. People with darker hair and lighter skin will need fewer treatments than people with darker hair and darker skin. This is due to the amount of energy that we can put into the skin without causing burns or blisters. These treatments will work best when done consecutively.
Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?
Studies and experience with this technology have shown these to have some potential complications and side effects.
10-20% chance of developing hypo and/or hyperpigmentation
Purpura, blistering, and crusting
Redness and swelling
Although complications are very rare it is very important that in the event of any of the above developing the client MUST contact the doctor/technician immediately.
Can these treatments be done on any skin color or hair color?
The best candidate for laser hair reduction is a person with lighter skin and darker hair. This treatment can be performed on people with dark skin with the understanding that the side effects mentioned may occur and they will need 8-12 treatments due the lower energy that we would have to use to lessen then chance's of the side effects.
This treatment will not work on light colored hair or hair that is grey or white.
Will I see a difference in the hair growth after the first few treatments?
There will be a 20-30% reduction of hair after each treatment. The hair that grows back will grow back in patches. This is all due to the hair growth cycle. The client will notice that there will be bald patches right next to patches of hair. These areas have been treated regardless of how much hair is growing back.
There is a period of time right after the treatment that the hair may look like it is growing faster than it did before the treatment. This is called the “shedding” period and it will last anywhere from 7-14 days. All of the hairs that come to the surface and falls out are the hairs that were in a growth cycle at the time of the treatment and have been destroyed.