How does laser hair removal work?

Blue Divine Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal work is a popular question. One we hope to answer in this post. Laser hair removal is a popular procedure. More than 3 million procedures are done in the United States each year.

Laser hair removal is a procedure in which hair follicles are targeted by the laser beam, the heat that is generated damages the follicle to disable future growth. Laser hair removal is effective only on darker hairs when compared to light skin color. It works best when there are high concentrations of melanin in the bulb or papilla of the hair follicle.

The energy produced by the laser damages the walls of the hair follicles, which prevents future growth.

The devices used to perform this procedure are known as IPLs (intense pulsed light) or lasers; they work on the principle that different colors of hair absorb different wavelengths of light

Pigment is important when considering laser hair removal because different lasers work better than others on certain skin tones. Your skin color will determine which laser you use. The best option for you should be discussed with your doctor or nurse practitioner at your consultation.

Laser hair removal is not permanent. You may need to have treatments every 4 to 6 weeks to keep the hair from growing back. Contact Blue Divine Spa Atlanta for scheduling your appointment.

Optimal treatment duration varies depending on skin type and color, hair color, coarseness of hair, and depending on the treatment site. While some people may see results immediately after just one session, it is not possible to predict an individual’s response to treatment with any real accuracy. It can take anything from five days to six weeks for hairs that have been treated to grow back

Laser hair removal can be expensive. The cost depends on the size of the area being treated, the type of laser that is used, and whether the hair has to be lightened before treatment.

What is laser hair removal?

  • Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair. The laser sends light energy through the skin to the hair follicle. The energy damages the hair follicle so that it can’t grow new hair.
  • Laser hair removal is most effective on people with dark hair and light skin. It doesn’t work as well on people with light hair and dark skin.
  • Laser hair removal is most often used on the face, neck, underarms, bikini line, and legs.
  • Laser hair removal is not permanent. You may need to have treatments every 4 to 6 weeks to keep the hair from growing back.
  • Laser hair removal is a popular procedure. More than 3 million procedures are done in the United States each year.
  • Laser hair removal can be expensive. The cost depends on the size of the area being treated, the type of laser that is used, and whether the hair has to be lightened before treatment.
  • Laser hair removal can take something called pigment . This means that some lasers work better than others on certain skin tones. Your skin color will determine which laser you use. The best option for you should be discussed with your doctor or nurse practitioner at your consultation.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is a safe procedure. There are some risks, but they are rare. Some of the risks include:

  • Redness and swelling around the treated area
  • Changes in skin color after treatment
  • A burn from carelessness with the laser
  • Pitting or scarring of the skin, particularly if you have a dark complexion. This is more common when large areas of skin are treated at one time.
  • Temporary hair loss in the treated area
  • Infection
  • Hypopigmentation (loss of skin color) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin color), which are more common in people with darker skin tones

As you can see, laser hair removal works using simple lasers and has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for removing unwanted body hair.

Contact Blue Divine Med Spa today to make an appointment or visit our laser hair removal page to learn more about our services.

How to prepare for laser hair removal >
How long between laser hair removal sessions >