What Results Will I See After Laser Hair Removal?
After a few treatments, you may start to notice less hair regrowth. After your series of sessions, you can expect long-lasting results. Results can be permanent, but some people may need maintenance treatment occasionally. Hairs on women’s faces will regrow in response to hormones, so this area often needs repeated treatment. Hair in other regions may never grow back at all. Because of growth cycle differences for example, the shins take more treatments than the bikini or underarm to see improvement.
Is There Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?
You will have no downtime after laser hair removal. Most people return to their routine immediately, although you will have some redness and sensitivity for a day or two. To protect your skin, you should avoid sun exposure before and after your session. Plan to avoid tanning while having laser hair removal treatments. For facial hair removal, makeup can be applied after the procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
If you are ready to stop removing hair with shaving, waxing, or threading, laser hair removal can help. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal have a strong contrast between skin tone and hair color. This treatment will not work well for those with light blond, red, gray, or white hair. These shades do not have enough pigments for the laser to work.
Our Diode 810 nanometer laser for hair removal works best on skin types 1-4. This includes caucasian skin types, light Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern skin tones. Type 5-6 darker skin tones are better and more safely treated with the 1064 Nd-Yag laser for hair removal which we do not currently have at our office.