Because laser hair removal is a safe and sure way to remove hair for an extended period of time, it can be a great body hair removal option for both men and women. If you’re thinking of embarking on a treatment plan for an area you wish to rid of unwanted hair, you may have some questions about whether you are the perfect candidate for laser hair removal. We will go over the most common categories which can tell you whether laser hair removal might be the perfect option for you.
Skin and Hair Types
Our FDA approved laser hair removal machines are equipped to treat a range of skin and hair tones. We use specialized lasers for different skin tones, which is why we are able to effectively administer laser hair removal to both black skin and lighter tones. For the best laser hair removal for dark skin we use the Candela GentleYAG, and for patients with lighter skin types, we use the CandelaGentleLASE.
Hair color can be a bit more particular. Our lasers will not work for blond, gray or white hair removal. Hair that is light brown or darker in color should be perfect for laser hair removal treatment.
Desired Treatment Area
Although treating certain areas of the body may make laser hair removal more painful, our experience is that any discomfort is quickly forgotten once the results are seen. This is true whether you’re looking for laser hair removal on your back, chest, arms, chin bikini line, legs or face.
While everyone is different and results vary, we find that most people are happy with their results after between 6 to 10 consistent treatments.
For any area below the neck, the hair growth cycle is anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks. This means you will want to be scheduled for your next appointment during this period for best long-term results. For the face, hair growth cycles are a bit shorter, at 4 to 6 weeks. With each treatment, the hair will come back thinner and finer, and there will be less of it each appointment until you reach the time when you no longer need to come in for regular treatments.
It’s important that you will be able to stay out of the sun for a time after your treatment while your skin heals. Wear sunscreen and cover up, even for short intervals outside.
Keep the area clean and moisturized, and avoid any harsh cleansers or exfoliants. If the treatment is on your face, it’s best to avoid makeup until the skin completely heals.