The prospect of never having to shave again is a dream come true for most women.
There are many ways to keep your body hair away but laser hair removal is by far one of the most effective ways to get rid of unwanted hair for good.
If you’re considering laser hair removal, you probably have a couple questions. Let’s cover some of the most common ones.
Laser hair removal FAQs
Does it offer permanent results?
Even though laser hair removal will reduce your hair to next to nothing, it won’t get rid of it for the rest of your life. Most patients will need maintenance treatments once or twice a year. This is because it is still possible for new hair follicles to develop even after the entire area has been treated.
Does the treatment carry any risks?
Eye damage is probably the biggest risk associated with this treatment, but this is why both you and the person operating the lase should be wearing a pair of goggles. Blistering, scarring and skin discolouration is also possible but this only happens if the wrong laser is being used.
Will it hurt?
Laser hair removal hurts as much as snapping a rubber band against your skin does. The sting lasts a second before it disappears again. Even though your skin may be a bit red by the time you leave, you won’t be in any pain.
Should I go to a doctor or a spa to receive this treatment?
While you wouldn’t necessarily go to a doctor for laser hair removal, you shouldn’t go to a normal spa because a doctor needs to be present. This is why a med-spa or laser clinic is better. Clinica Lase is a laser skin clinic place in Melbourne and is the perfect example of the kind of facility that should be administering this type of treatment.For laser hair removal to be effective, a specialist needs to choose the right laser for your skin type.
Will it work on my skin type and with my hair colour?
Laser hair removal treatments can be performed on almost every skin type, a different laser will just need to be used on different skin tones. Gray, light red and blonde hair can be a little harder to treat with laser removal techniques though.
How long do the treatments last?
This all depends on the area being treated. For example, armpits will be much quicker to treat than a full leg. In terms of the number of treatments that are required, most women will need 5 – 6 treatments before they will start seeing real results. For others, results can be seen after 3 or 4 treatments.
What areas can be treated?
The only areas of the body that should be avoided are the eyes, upper cheeks and temples because of the high risk of eye damage from the laser. It’s best to rather wax or tweeze these areas.