The first time you get a laser hair removal treatment can be an overwhelming experience, but it’s also an exciting one.
If you’re a first-time client, you may have lots of questions about what to expect during your appointment and during the weeks after. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about laser hair removal.
What happens during a laser hair removal treatment?
Laser hair removal uses an intense light beam to target and destroys individual hair follicles — the part of your skin that grows hair. The procedure works by targeting dark pigment in the skin called melanin. Melanin is what gives skin its color and is also present in hair follicles. When light hits these follicles, it causes them to heat up and destroy themselves as a result.
After several treatments, these follicles will no longer produce new hair, so they will stop growing new hairs altogether (or at least slow their growth substantially).
How Laser Hair Removal Works
The process starts with a consultation where your technician will ask about your skin type, hair growth cycle, past sun exposure and other factors that may affect your results. Based on this information, they’ll recommend a treatment plan that’s customized for your individual needs and goals.
Laser hair removal works by targeting dark pigment in your hair follicle with heat energy. When this pigment absorbs the laser light, it turns into heat that damages the follicle and prevents new hair growth. Over time, this process results in permanent hair reduction or even complete removal.
The treatment itself is relatively quick and painless — but it will probably still be uncomfortable enough that you’ll want to relax beforehand with some pain-relieving meds like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. You may also want to take a hot shower or bath before your appointment so that your pores are open and ready for treatment.
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted facial and body hair. The treatments are quick, relatively painless and leave no visible scars or marks.
Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal is one of the most trusted laser hair removal clinics. Call 212-750-2000 today to schedule your consultation.