With busy schedules and always being on the move, who has time for shaving every few days?
This makes traditional laser for hair removal extremely popular. Like IPL for hair removal, laser also heats the hair and damages the hair follicle, but laser is more concentrated. The laser also travels down deeper into the pore to completely destroy the hair follicle.
Before you do laser, do not shave or wax or do any other hair removal treatments, it will not work if there is no hair follicle. Do not be sunburned or tanned either, might be best steering clear of long beach days before.
Once you are set, the therapist will start by trimming your hairs and apply a cooling gel to the hairy areas. He/She will adjust the laser machine according to the colour, thickness and area of the hair. The device used is hand held which will send out light which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair.
Normally your skin will be red and tender after the procedure. An ice pack can be placed on the lasered areas after for relief. Do stay out of the sun straight after your treatment and use a sunblock with a high SPF. But remember to always take the expert advice from your therapist on how to care for your skin before and after your treatment.
Laser for hair removal is best suited for people with darker, thick and coarse hair. Because lighter hair (including blonde and grey hair) doesn’t absorb light very well, you won’t see a huge difference with laser.
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