Laser Hair removal is an aesthetic treatment that uses a concentrated beam of light, or Laser, to remove unwanted hair. The laser emits a pulse of light absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicles, damaging the follicles and inhibiting future hair growth.
The procedure commonly removes hair from the face, legs, abdomen, arms, underarms, bikini lines, and other areas. It is a popular alternative to classic hair removal techniques, such as shaving, waxing, and plucking, as it can target hair growth in specific areas.
The procedure is usually performed by a licensed medical professional and can be done in a clinic. The number of sessions required is determined by the individual's hair type and skin color, as well as the location and size of the treatment area. Some people may require multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.
How does the procedure work using a candela device?
At paramount, we use the latest Candela laser for hair removal. The device emits a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, causing it to be damaged and inhibiting future hair growth.
During the procedure, the patient will be given eye protection, and the technician will apply a cooling gel or spray to the treatment area to protect the skin and help with any discomfort. The technician will then use the Candela laser to target the unwanted hair, using a handpiece that emits the laser energy.
The pigment absorbs the Laser energy in the hair follicle, which causes the follicle to be damaged and inhibits future hair growth. The Candela laser has a cooling system built into the handpiece, which helps to protect the skin and minimize discomfort during the procedure.
The length of the treatment will depend on the size of the area, but it typically takes between 15 minutes to an hour. To achieve the desired results, multiple treatments may be required, as hair growth occurs in cycles, and the laser can only target hair in the active growth phase. The treatment is generally safe and effective, but there may be some temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, and mild discomfort.
Laser Hair removal can be beneficial to anyone who desires to remove unwanted hair from their body. Some common reasons why people may choose to have laser hair removal include the following:
Convenience: Many people choose Laser Hair removal because it provides a long-lasting solution to unwanted hair. Unlike traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, or plucking, laser hair removal can provide a semi-permanent or permanent hair reduction, reducing the time and money spent on hair maintenance.
Skin sensitivity: People with sensitive skin may experience irritation or rashes from traditional hair removal methods. Laser Hair removal can be a gentle and effective option for people with sensitive skin, as it does not involve harsh chemicals or abrasive tools that can irritate.
Medical conditions: People with medical conditions such as hirsutism (excessive hair growth), ingrown Hairs, or folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles) may benefit from Laser Hair removal. The procedure can provide a long-lasting solution to these conditions, reducing the need for ongoing treatment.
Aesthetics: People self-conscious about their body Hair may choose laser hair removal to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence.
It is important to note that laser hair removal may not be suitable for everyone. It is best to consult a licensed medical professional to determine if the procedure is proper for you. Additionally, the success of laser hair removal depends on factors such as hair color, skin color, and hair thickness, and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
After a laser hair removal treatment, the results will vary depending on the individual, the treatment area, and the number of treatments completed. Here are some general points about what to expect after a Laser Hair removal treatment:
It is common to experience some redness, swelling, or mild discomfort in the treatment area after the procedure. These symptoms should go away within a few hours or days.
The treated hair will not fall out immediately, but it will start to shed naturally over the next few days or weeks.
Hair regrowth in the treatment area will be slower, finer, and lighter than before the treatment. The number of regrowth hairs may decrease after each treatment, as laser hair removal targets the hair follicle, inhibiting its ability to produce hair.
It may take several treatments to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual, the treatment area, and the color and thickness of the hair.
It is essential to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen in the treatment area to reduce the risk of skin damage and hyperpigmentation.
Laser hair removal can provide long-lasting results, with some experiencing semi-permanent or permanent hair reduction.