LASER HAIR REMOVAL
LASER HAIR REMOVAL HOW and WHY IT WORKS!
Should I shave before the Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Shaving the day before or just prior to Laser Hair Removal treatment is recommended and you may shave again twenty-four hours after treatment unless your laser technician tells you otherwise.
Is Laser Hair Removal treatments safe?
Laser hair removal from Suddenly Slimmer Spa in Phoenix is the most popular aesthetic procedure performed annually. Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers and the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment has provided safe and effective hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide. Because Pain-Free, Hair-Free Laser Hair Removal system utilizes our IN-MOTION™ and low-heat settings we’re able to provide a level of safety unlike any other laser hair removal procedure.
How many Laser Hair Removal treatments will I need?
Typically, 4 to 8 treatments is adequate amount of treatment to kill active hair follicles so it can no longer produce hair. However, after a one-on-one consultation, your provider may determine that based on the density of your hair, hair color and skin color, you may require additional treatment. Your provider will advise you. It’s not unusual to require a touch-up treatment two years after completing laser hair removal treatments.
Will my hair ever grow back?
Actively growing hairs that are treated by Laser Hair Removal should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged it cannot grow hair. However, hair follicles that were not in the active growth phase will need to be treated. It’s also not unusual for patients to have a touch-up two years after initial treatment due to hormonal changes.
Why does it take more than one Laser Hair Removal treatment to destroy hair follicle so it no longer produce hair?
Hair growth occurs in 4 stages: Early Anagen (early hair growth), Anagen (active hair growth) Catagen (regression) Telogen (resting, not growing) Laser hair removal only affects the Anagen stage, (actively growing hair). Therefore, approximately twenty-five-percent of hair is removed with each treatment. Typically, after 4 to 8 treatments, the area should be free from hair.
Do I need to arrange time off from work for Laser Hair Removal treatments?
No. Suddenly Slimmer’s Laser Hair Removal system has no “down time” and requires no recovery time. You can have a Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment and return to work, school or other normal activities immediately.
The principle of lasers is based on light absorption. In the same way that a black car will become hotter than a white car, because it is absorbing more of the sun’s rays, darker hair will absorb certain wavelengths more effectively than lighter (white, blonde, grey). This process is called photothermolysis. In Laser Hair Removal, the laser energy is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) and transmitted down the shaft, disrupting the growth mechanism when it reaches the root. The light energy is transformed to heat energy and the follicle is heated to a critical temperature at which point it is cauterised. The laser disrupts hairs that are principally in the active growth (anagen) phase at the time of treatment. The laser is pulsed, or switched on, for a fraction of a second. The length of each pulse is just long enough for the follicle to be disrupted. The lasers each have a specially designed cooling system to help protect the skin and to promote procedural comfort.
What to Expect?
The length of a session may be a few minutes up to an hour or more, depending upon the size of the area being treated. A course of treatments are recommended for optimal results. An average course of treatment is usually 6 to 8 sessions; however this all depends upon a number of factors, including the hair’s ability to absorb the light. As, hair grows in three different phases, treatment tends to be more successful in the anagen phase of the cycle.
This is the active growth phase. The laser treatment itself can cause some minor discomfort. Most clients tolerate the procedure with minimal discomfort, but for those with a low pain threshold, a topical anaesthetic is always available. The appearance of the treated area immediately after a session does vary from one person to another. The after-effects are usually minor, and may include some redness. Most people are able to return immediately to normal activity.
Is the treatment permanent?
Many of us have experienced the frustration that comes with unwanted growth. While have solutions like waxing, plucking and shaving, they all have certain things in common: they’re messy, time consuming and a major hassle. Most of all, these methods are purely temporary. Fortunately, laser treatment provides a permanent solution for a range of areas. We can provide fantastic results for facial, full body and Brazilian options, obtaining permanent reductions in growth.
This is achieved through a series of sessions that target specific areas of growth and eliminate the follicles. The general principle is that between four and eight treatment sessions can eliminate 90% of growth permanently.