Frequent question: How do I know if I am a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Who is a good candidate for treatment? Patients with dark hair and light skin are ideal candidates for laser hair removal. This allows the laser to focus its light on the pigment within the hair and does not have pigment within the skin competing for it.

How do I know if I can get laser hair removal?

In the past, only people with dark hair and light skin could safely have laser hair removal. Today, laser hair removal is a treatment option for patients who have light-colored hair and light skin and patients who have dark skin. Laser hair removal must be performed very carefully in these patients.

Is everyone a candidate for laser hair removal?

Almost everyone who has unsightly body hair they would like to have permanently reduced is a good candidate for laser hair removal. Although the results of the procedure will depend on the amount of hair in the area and the patient’s skin type, laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair.

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What client would be the best candidate for laser hair removal?

The best candidates are those with lighter skin and dark hair. This combination allows the laser light to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair as opposed to the pigment in the skin, making the treatment more effective.

What type of skin does laser hair removal work best on?

The laser is attracted to the melanin, or color, in your hair follicles, so the treatment works best on an individual with dark, coarse hair and pale skin — the contrast helps the laser better target the hair follicles. That said, the Cynosure laser works well on all skin colors and types and almost every type of hair.

Can I shave 2 hours before laser?

It is important to shave before your laser hair removal appointment, 24 hours before is recommended. Shaving on the day of your session can be dangerous and should be avoided completely. This is because when you shave the razor may lift a layer of skin off as it passes over your skin.

Who is not a good candidate for laser hair removal?

In patients with darker skin, however, there are specific lasers that can be used successfully. Those patients that have blonde or white hair, unfortunately, are not good candidates for this as they lack the pigment necessary for treatment.

How do you know which laser hair removal is best?

People with thick, coarse, and dark hair are the best candidates for laser hair removal. If you have dark hair and have ever been annoyed with how stubborn it can be when it comes to regrowth and removal, rejoice: “The laser is attracted to pigment, or color, in the hair follicle,” explains Sharoff.

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How long does hair laser removal last?

After you’re finished receiving all of your sessions, then laser hair removal will last for at least two years; however, maintenance sessions may be needed to keep the area without hair forever.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

In most cases, laser hair removal causes minimal pain, especially when you compare it to other treatments like waxing. Many patients state that it feels like being snapped by a rubber band. Of course, the area being lasered and your personal pain tolerance will dictate the pain level associated with laser hair removal.

Is laser hair removal worth the money?

If you add up how much you spend on razors or bikini wax sessions in your lifetime, it might be worth the $200-$400 per session of laser hair removal. You can think of laser hair removal as a beauty investment. … If done by an untrained technician, laser hair removal could leave burns or scars on the skin.

How many laser sessions do you need for Brazilian?

We usually recommend 6-12 sessions. Each part of the body has a different hair growth cycle, so the hair loss will vary depending on what phase your follicles are in at the time of treatment.

Which is better IPL or laser hair removal?

Laser technology is simply much more effective, and achieves substantially better results than IPL with most clients achieving optimal results of permanent hair removal of 80% or greater after four to eight treatments. However, IPL machines do have an important place in the treatment of skin.

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