If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures nowadays. Without doubt, it is more effective, more permanent means of removing hair than tweezing, shaving or waxing.
However, before starting your treatment, it is important to manage your expectations of what the results of laser treatment might be for you.
There are a couple of points that you have to consider them in your laser treatment:
Laser is a treatment that you need a series of treatments. One of the main points in treatment is consistency. Cycle of hair growth is every 4 to 6 weeks and interval of sessions shouldn’t be more than that. If you miss a treatment, it may lead to slight hair re growth, as the treatment has to be consistent. So having the right treatment plan is important to achieve the optimal result.
Uniqueness of treatment:
Each laser treatment is just as unique as the person who is getting it done. How many Laser Hair Removal sessions you will require depend on lots of factors such as skin tone, hair colour and hair thickness, hormonal balance, medications and ….
As we are all different, some people have very little hair while others have excessive hair growth. It is impossible therefore to say laser hair removal works for every one the same because some people may need as little as between 4 to 6 treatments others may need 12 to 15 treatments to achieve the same level of results.
Based on the FDA, Laser hair removal is a permanent method of hair reduction, not removal. In a successful treatment we will see 80 to 90 percent reduction in hair and different areas will show different result for different people. So in a successful treatment, you should get to 80 to 90 percent hair reduction and after that do touch up every 6 to 8 months. Don’t stop treatment before getting to this point. In order to see a good result of your laser treatment, despite of the number of treatment you have to continue your treatment to get to the stage of touch up (80 to 90 percent deduction). So it is important to know that laser hair removal does not result in 100% permanent hair removal. Usually, it will offer 70% to 90% permanent hair reduction.
Any changes in the routine:
We aim for all our laser clients to receive a successful hair reduction. In order for us to do this, we need to be aware of any changes in your routine. If you started using any new medicine or receiving any treatment, please let us know.
No Waxing, Bleaching or Plucking hairs in treatment areas:
The way that Laser works, is by targeting the root of the hair follicle and destroying the hair follicle. Plucking or waxing hairs removes the root, which means the laser won’t be able to target it effectively and also it changes the cycle of hair growth which makes problem in the routine of treatment. So during laser treatment just do shaving.
Something that lasts a lifetime takes time to perform. You may not see the noticeable differences after the initial treatment sessions. During laser treatment you will see change in the density of hair, change in the texture, pattern and speed of hair growth. These are the signs that show laser is working for you. Sometimes during the treatment you see slower change be patient and give it time. If you follow the rules, you will see proper result for your treatment.
In short, Laser Hair Removal is without doubt a more effective, more permanent means of removing hair than tweezing, shaving or waxing but like all good things, Laser Hair Removal takes time. Although you will be required to return for a number of sessions, in the end it is a short amount of time to sacrifice for a lifetime of no shaving.