Brampton residents’ FAQ about laser hair removal
How does laser hair removal work?
Basically, laser hair removal systems work by emitting a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, down into the hair follicle. When the light reaches the follicle, the hair absorbs the light, transforming it into heat, which then effectively “kills” the hair follicle. When that occurs, the hair falls out and, over time, does not re-grow.
Is laser hair removal the same as electrolysis?
No. Whereas electrolysis destroys one hair follicle at a time, laser hair removal treats hundreds of hair follicles all at once. This results in much quicker results with laser treatment.
Who is best suited to laser hair removal?
Although it is possible for almost anyone to undergo laser hair removal, the process does work best on people with light skin and dark hair. The reason for this is that the dark pigmentation in the hair attracts the light and better directs it where it should go. The dark hair then absorbs the laser light and fewer laser sessions are necessary. Blonde and red hairs are much more difficult to treat.
How long does each session take?
This can vary greatly from person to person, based on variances in skin and hair colour, the texture of the hair, and the amount of hair to be treated. Treatment times can range from just a minute or two (for the upper lip, for example) to upwards of 3 hours for a man’s back.
Why isn’t the hair removed totally in one session?
For best results with laser hair removal Brampton residents should expect to go back more than once. This is because hair is best treated when it is in a certain part of the growth cycle. Not all hairs will be in this stage at the same time, so multiple sessions are necessary to affect all the hairs.
Is laser hair removal dangerous?
Laser hair removal is generally safe. Because the light used passes through the body, leaving no residual in the body.
Does it hurt?
Again, this varies by person. Although it is generally not described as painful, most clients describe laser treatment as having the feeling of a sting or tingle on the skin.
When can I start to see results?
Results are typically visible about two months following treatment.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
A typical hair removal session costs around $500.
If you are considering having laser hair removal, always be sure you are going to a reputable source. Ask around to your trusted friends and family for recommendations. Also, before you schedule an appointment, it’s a good idea to go check out the facility first hand. Be sure it looks clean and that the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Even better, schedule an appointment with the laser therapy technician to have any of your questions answered by the person who will actually be performing your laser therapy treatment.