Laser Hair Removal: How It Works and What To Expect
Laser hair removal can be an effective, long-term solution to unwanted hair. Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care offers this procedure to help you achieve smooth, hair-free skin. Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide fast and safe treatments to reduce unwanted hair from any body area. We also offer other hair removal options, like electrolysis hair removal.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal targets the pigment in your hair follicles. The laser damages the hair follicle. This can stop or slow the rate of hair regrowth, resulting in a permanent reduction of unwanted hair. You may be worried about laser damage to the surrounding areas, but laser hair removal uses selective photothermolysis. That means the laser light and heat should only affect the dark hair follicles, not the surrounding tissue.
Electrolysis hair removal works differently. It uses a tiny probe to destroy the hair follicles using an electrical current, destroying the hair follicle. Electrolysis results are more permanent than laser hair removal, but both offer effective long-term solutions.
What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal
Before the Procedure
A consultation with our hair removal experts is usually the first step. During the consultation, we can discuss your skin type, hair color and thickness, desired results, medications you are taking, and any underlying medical conditions. Knowing these details can help us tailor your treatment to your specific needs.
This consultation is also your chance to ask any questions about the procedure. We can also provide instructions to follow before the procedure, such as avoiding sun exposure, shaving the target area, avoiding plucking and waxing, and discontinuing makeup and creams.
During the Procedure
When you come in for treatment, we start with providing a protective eye covering. We then adjust the laser according to your skin type and hair color and begin the laser hair removal process. We use a handheld device to deliver the laser light over the target area.
Our specialist may use cool compresses to reduce heat and alleviate any discomfort, although the sensation is usually mild and tolerable. We also use a special cooling device, reducing the skin’s temperature to protect it from over-exposure to laser light. The process takes around 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After the Procedure
You may experience mild redness and swelling in the treated area, but it should resolve within a few days. Avoid sun exposure, saunas, and waxing during the healing period. We also advise using sunscreen and moisturizers to minimize your risk of sunburn. Depending on the area you are treating, you may need 6-12 sessions, with each session spaced four to eight weeks apart. Since laser hair removal isn’t a permanent hair elimination solution, you may need follow-up sessions one to four times yearly to maintain the results.
Visit Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care for Laser and Electrolysis Hair Removal Services
Waxing, tweezing, and shaving may temporarily remove unwanted hair, but laser and electrolysis hair removal can provide long-term results. We provide these services at Cirine Hair Removal & Skin Care, and you can expect the latest techniques, equipment, and products for safe and effective treatments. Book an appointment today to learn more about the most suitable hair removal solution for you.