How does hair removal work?
The laser fires a beam of light to the skin that is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. There are the three stages of hair growth, hair follicles that are in the anagen phase, have the largest amount of melanin, or pigment, and can absorb light energy from the laser.
The temperature of the hair follicle is heated just enough to destroy the bulb attached to the hair follicle. Our staff will talk you through the three stages during your consultation. Due to the three stages of hair growth we recommend booking 6 to 12 sessions as your hair will be in a different growth stage at a given time.
Laser technology does not work on white or grey hairs due to the lack of pigment in the hair follicle.
How Permanent is Laser Hair removal?
It really depends on what area of the body and what type of hair is being treated. In our experience we have seen hair reduction ranging from 85% – 95% depending on hair thickness, colour and the area that’s treated. Our staff will talk you through expected results during your consultation taking these three factors into consideration.
A DELICATE BALANCE
The tricky part of laser hair removal is targeting the hair shaft without damaging the melanin pigment in the surface of the skin. Thus the laser light has to be on long enough to heat the hair, but not too long to allow that heat to spread to the surrounding skin causing damage. In addition, the darker a patient’s skin, the more difficult it is to avoid injuring the surface of the skin while treating the hair. This is why laser hair removal should only be done by a qualified technician.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
Typically a series of 6 to 12 treatments are administered at four to eight week intervals depending upon the location of the hair. Following the initial series of treatments, subsequent treatments are administered, usually at longer and longer intervals. After a single treatment, the hair in a given area is usually reduced in amount and thickness for a very long period of time.
To keep an area completely devoid of hair, maintenance treatments are always required. These maintenance treatments may eventually be required at only yearly intervals or even longer. This depends on the area being treated as well as the individual. As with any other traits in an individual, the frequency of maintenance treatments varies considerably from person to person.
Hair removal cost
At Grace Beauty Laser Clinic we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to feel good about themselves at affordable prices. This is why we have tailored our treatment packages to meet everyone’s needs. Our FREE consultation service ensures that you receive a personalised service to suit your specific needs based upon your hair type, body area to be treated, and your personal growth pattern.
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