Let’s Talk About Laser Hair Removal
Are you looking for an effective way to remove unwanted hair? Waxing is not for you? Are you tired of razors, tweezers, stubble, and ingrown hair? Have you been eyeballing laser hair removal but don’t really know where to start? We understand that it can be a little intimidating at first, but we are here to help you. In our first post, we will share with you some basic things you need to know about laser hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser emits a highly concentrated intense pulsed light into the hair follicles and absorbs the melanin in the hair follicle. The heat from the light damages the hair, it will slowly fall out without growing back. So, your skin can become permanently soft and smooth, without any razor burn or ingrown hairs—on any part of your body, including the face and the bikini line.
Since the light targets melanin (pigment), lighter hairs won’t be able to absorb as much light, which means the darker your hair is, the more effective a treatment can be. This also means that lasers can target deeper skin pigments. Skin and hair are all very individual, that is why it is important that you go to a certified professional that specializes in darker skin tones. Our licensed estheticians who are trained in skincare, laser hair removal, and laser treatments, will make sure you get the best results possible.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
The intense heat can make laser hair removal uncomfortable, but our services are pain-free. Of course, as we are not all the same, so the pain tolerance and experience will be different for everyone as well. But overall, it is not a painful procedure, and there is no risk of irritation or allergic reactions either.
To get you fully prepared, in a separate post we will discuss how to prepare beforehand and how to take care of the treated area after the treatment. Our licensed estheticians will also help you out with any questions when you are booking a consultation or an appointment at LEC, so there is nothing to worry about. We will do everything to make this a comfortable procedure for you.
How Much Time Laser Hair Removal Takes?
The length of each treatment depends on the area where you want to remove the unwanted hair from. Some of the areas we laser take only a few minutes such as your upper lip and chin. Our mission at LEC is not only to give our clients their confidence back but also to give their time back. After each laser treatment, you will be saving time by skipping shaving or waxing regularly. And we also make sure that you need less maintenance.
Your hair will not completely disappear immediately, but you will see results within days of your first appointment. As laser hair removal targets hair in the new-growth stage, you will need several treatments (8-10) to continually target new hair until reaching the overall results. The number of treatments varies for each person, and you will need to get maintenance to target hormonal hair growth.
As in a regular beauty regime, nothing really is one size fits all, laser hair removal will also work differently for everyone. At LEC, we make sure that everyone has a comfortable experience, with effective results.