How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Before starting to fight against such unwanted element of our skin as hair, it is worth learning more about how laser treatment work. Did you know that the laser beam is absorbed by the melanin found in the hair follicle? The primary principle behind laser technology is the Selective PhotoThermoLysis (abbreviated SPTL), which is the ability to target specific structures such as blood, melanin, or water using a specific wavelength. In hair removal treatments, for example, the laser targets the hair follicle (which is melanin based) while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Over time, the hair follicle is destroyed without affecting the surrounding skin, preventing hair growth and regeneration.

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The procedure is non-invasive and safe – if performed by trained professionals. You can definitely get rid of skin irritation, bumps and ingrown hair, mostly caused by razors blades and wax. If you have thick and dark hair you are considered ideal patient to undergo the treatment. The initial results of laser hair removal are visible about 3 weeks after the first treatment, but in order to get a permanent result it is necessary to have between 6 to 10 treatments performed in ranges from 30 to 45 days.

BE AWARE! Laser hair removal treatment should not be performed during the period of pregnancy or breastfeeding. People with dermatologic skin conditions such as vitiligo or psoriasis should not be exposed to laser at any circunstance. In addition, all photosensitizing agents (e.g. vitamin A therapy) or herbal remedies such as St John’s wort or calendula should be discontinued at least 1 week prior to first hair removal session. 

If you are still unsure if this treatment is the right choice for you, feel free to speak directly to one of our customer care team and they will be happy to help, whatever your enquiry  → 0203 769 4476.

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