Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Laser hair removal revolutionized grooming when it was introduced. People did not have to wax, pluck, or thread the unwanted hair anymore. There was a better, easier, and more permanent solution. Today, more than two decades later, more people are taking up laser hair removal. But, the proportion is relatively small because most people do not understand how this procedure works.


Below are some common questions asked regarding laser hair removal and their answers. They will help you understand the procedure better.


How Does the Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?


Laser hair removal is done by shining a laser light on the unwanted hairs. The light travels through the hair, courtesy of the melanin, heats the follicle, and weakens it. Weak hair becomes loose and starts to fall off. The weak follicle cannot produce new hair cells. In this way, the target area stays smooth and hairless for a long time. But, since hair grows in different stages, you need multiple treatments to cover all hairs and follicles.


A typical treatment lasts 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the target area. Most people have 4-6 sessions, and these give them long-lasting results.


You should be able to see a significant change even with one treatment. If any hairs grow back, they are weaker and finer. Your skin also feels smoother. With each additional treatment, you notice more improvement. By the last treatment, all hair follicles are destroyed, and you can enjoy your smooth hairless skin.


Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?


Pain is relative and depends on a person’s endurance level. But, to most people, laser hair removal is not painful. They say it feels like a rubber band is snapping your skin. If you’re very sensitive to pain, you could say that there is some discomfort involved. Luckily, you can bring down the discomfort with proper preparation and the right aftercare.


Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?


Yes. Laser hair removal is safe. The FDA approved the procedure in 1997. But, the procedure is only safe if you are in the hands of a certified, licensed technician. Ensure that the technician you go to has the proper certifications and experience.


Who Can Have the Procedure?


Both men and women of all racial groups can have laser hair removal. The majority of the male clientele likes the procedure done on their necks and backs. Women want to have hair removed from their bikini lines, underarms, and legs.


How Long Do the Results Last?


For most people, the results are permanent. They only need that one initial treatment of 4-6 sessions. But, others may need a routine touch-up every 6 to 12 months. It all depends on your skin type and your hair type.


How Old Must You Be to Have the Procedure?


Fortunately, there are no age limitations with laser hair removal. But, you are advised to at least wait until you’re in puberty to take up the treatment. Girls may not take up the therapy unless their menstrual cycle has begun. But, generally, laser hair removal is offered to clients aged 14 or older.


Laser hair removal is a straightforward treatment with great results but only in the hands of certified and experienced technicians.


Learn more about Laser Hair Removal, contact in Sacramento at 916-600-4428, Berkeley at 510-710-7221, and Stockton at 209-323-8332.