Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure used to remove unwanted hair. It can be used to remove hair from many parts of the body, including the face, bikini area, arms, legs and underarms. During the procedure, the specialist aims a beam of light at the treatment site. Pigment in the hair and hair follicles absorbs the light, and the heat within the light destroys the hair.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The specialist might start the procedure by trimming the hair in the target site. They will then give the patient protective eyewear. During the procedure, a handheld device is pressed against the patient’s skin.
The specialist will turn it on and it will emit a laser that will pass through the patient’s skin and get absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. Depending on the size of the treatment site, the procedure can last for a few minutes to a few hours.
How Should the Patient Prepare?
The patient will have to prepare for the procedure by staying out of the sun. The patient should not use hair removal methods that disturb the hair follicles before undergoing laser hair removal. They should therefore not undergo electrolysis or get themselves waxed or plucked.
How Many Sessions Will the Patient Need?
To get the desired results, most patients will need at least six sessions, each four to six weeks apart. Hair grows at different rates, so the specialist is not going to get all the hair in one session. Furthermore, laser hair removal only works if it catches the hair during its growth period. It doesn’t work if the hair is dormant, and the resting period can last as long as 24 weeks.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The best candidates for laser hair removal are healthy adults with good overall health. They also have a realistic idea of what the procedure can and cannot do for them, and they have some flexibility in their schedule for the treatment sessions.
Find Out if You are a Good Candidate
During a consultation at Las Vegas Laser and Lipo, our team of cosmetic professionals can evaluate the condition of your skin and help you determine if laser hair removal is right for you. Our office is conveniently located in Las Vegas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about this amazing treatment for hair removal.