Laser Hair Removal Treatment Q&A
Laser hair removal can provide semi-permanent hair removal from unwanted areas. Laser hair removal is available at Renouveau MedSpa to meet your beauty needs. For more information schedule a consultation or call today. You can also visit our medspa at 3755 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066.
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What happens during laser hair removal?
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
How many treatments are typically required to see results from laser hair removal?
Does laser hair removal remove hair permanently?
In laser hair removal, unwanted hair is removed by using a concentrated beam of light (a laser). A laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment found in hair (melanin) during laser hair removal. By converting light energy into heat, the light damages the tube-shaped sacs that produce hair within the skin (hair follicles). Future hair growth is inhibited or delayed as a result of the damage caused to the targeted area during the procedure.
Hair growth is typically delayed for long periods of time with laser hair removal, but it is not usually permanent. For initial hair removal, multiple laser hair removal treatments may be required, as well as maintenance treatments. In general, laser hair removal is most effective on people with light skin and dark hair, but it is also effective on people with other skin and hair types.
Unwanted hair can be reduced by using laser hair removal. The most common treatment sites include the legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, and bikini line. The treatment can be performed on almost any area except the eyelid or a nearby area. It is also not recommended to treat skin that has tattoos.
Laser hair removal is affected by the color of the hair and the type of skin. According to the principle, the pigments in the hair, but not those in the skin, should absorb light. Hair follicles should be damaged by the laser, while the skin should not be damaged. The best results are achieved when hair and skin colors contrast – dark hair with light skin.
People with darker skin have a greater risk of getting damaged by laser hair removal because there is less contrast between their hair color and their skin color. However, laser technology has enabled more people with darker skin to get laser hair removal. Hair colors that are less absorbent of light: gray, red, blond, and white, are less effective with laser hair removal. There are, however, ongoing developments in laser treatments for light-colored hair.
The average number of treatments required for laser hair removal is two to six. Depending on the location, the interval between treatments will vary. The treatment might need to be repeated in four to eight weeks on areas where hair grows quickly, such as the upper lip. The treatment might be every 12 to 16 weeks on areas of slow hair growth, such as the back.
Your eyes will be protected from the laser beam with special goggles during each treatment. In some cases, an assistant may need to shave the site again. It is possible that your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin during treatment to reduce any discomfort you may experience.
An example of laser therapy is the use of high-temperature laser beams as mild forms of radiation. Your hair follicles are damaged by these laser beams during the process. There are hair follicles just below the surface of your skin. The hair follicles are responsible for producing new strands of hair. When follicles are destroyed, hair production is temporarily disrupted. The removal of hair above the surface is accomplished by tweezing, shaving, and waxing. The follicles that produce hair are not targeted by these methods.
To stop new hairs from growing, laser hair removal heats the hair follicles. The hair follicles are put into a state of dormancy for much longer than they would be if you shaved or waxed. There will be fewer, lighter, and finer hairs when they do grow back.
As much as laser treatment is touted as a form of “permanent” hair removal, it only reduces the number of unwanted hairs in a particular area. There is no complete removal of unwanted hairs with this method. Laser hair removal is available at Renouveau MedSpa. For more information schedule a free consultation or call today. You can also visit our medspa at 3755 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066. We serve clients from Mar Vista Los Angeles CA, Marina Del Rey CA, Venice CA, Culver City CA, Playa Vista CA, West Los Angeles CA, and surrounding areas.
- Sun block should be used for 3 weeks following the treatment, and no tanning for 2 weeks before and after treatment.
- Moisturizer may be applied after each treatment.
- Make-up may be applied immediately after facial treatment.
- During the first 2 days following treatment, care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated area: avoid hot baths, massage, etc. The skin should be kept clean to avoid contamination or infection, any mechanical or thermal damage to the area must be avoided.
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