How General Laser Hair Removal Works
Often seen as a life-saver due to its ease of access and flexibility, laser hair removal’s popularity has rocketed on a global scale. Laser hair removal is great for getting rid of unwanted body hair, but how does it work? Read below, where we at Allison Jeffery unravel the mysteries and answer some common questions.
How is laser removal performed?
With the technology for laser treatments ever evolving and adapting to suit cosmetic purposes, laser removal is now suitable on the face. Laser hair treatment works by depleting growth in the targeted areas multiple times with short bursts of concentrated light energy. This light energy is then absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles which will then break them apart and disable its ability to produce hair as quickly. After having several treatments, some areas may stop producing hair all together.
How permanent is laser hair removal?
Unfortunately, laser hair removal can’t be put down as a permanent solution to remove all your unwanted body and facial hair, but it does put a temporary halt on the growth of hair. In some concentrated areas the follicles may be damaged enough to permanently stop producing hair, though it’s more than likely you’ll see reduction instead. Clients are required to book in for a top-up appointment a few months after their initial treatment.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is entirely safe. Here at Allison Jeffery, we can assure you our team of professionals will provide you with a treatment which is completely safe. Although your hair follicles are damaged during treatment, there is usually no severe pain associated with laser hair removal treatment. You’ll be provided with the appropriate apparatus, such as protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light and your treatment should run smoothly – however it’s important you wear sun protection as the treated areas will be a little vulnerable and sensitive to the sun’s rays.
Laser hair removal side effects
Your treated area may be a little swollen and red post-treatment – this is to be expected, and is simply a symptom of your skin’s inflammatory response to an outside stimulus. Soothing products such as Aloe Vera gel, cold compresses and an ice pack or a cold towel will help fight the irritation and calm the skin. Sun protection is vital, and you must avoid any unwanted pigmentation changes that might be caused by sun damage to your temporarily vulnerable skin. Be sure to apply sun protection whenever you are exposed to sun rays.
If you’re interested in having laser hair treatment in Brighton then please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Allison Jeffery today.