Laser hair removal is an effective and long lasting way to remove body hair. It works by emitting laser pulses which destroys hair follicles so that the hair does not grow back. Hair removal is fairly painless and side effects are rare. Patients should take measures to protect their skin after laser hair removal treatment, such as avoiding direct sunlight, direct contact of skin and clothes, and exfoliate between sessions. Those that experience the best results are people with fair skin and dark hair.
- The laser process works by emitting pulses of light energy deep under the skin, where they destroy hair follicles.
- The procedure does not hurt, but feels somewhat like lightly smacking a rubber band against the skin.
- The skin color can change temporarily or in rare cases there might be a more severe reaction, such as scarring or blistering.
“To make sure laser hair removal is effective and targets the growth phase, clients need to have multiple treatment sessions spread out over a series of weeks.”