WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Investing time and money in waxing can be burdensome while shaving often leads to itchiness, bumps, and ingrown hairs. In comparison, laser hair removal stands out as a superior choice.
This advanced treatment targets the pigment within hair follicles using cutting-edge technology.
At White Pearl Medical Spa, our skilled team uses the Cervello laser which is good for all skin types, equipped with a built-in cooling system, to maximize your comfort throughout the procedure.
We provide specialized laser hair removal packages for all body areas, ensuring optimal results at an affordable price. Schedule a complimentary consultation with us to find out more.
How Is Laser Hair Removal Done?
To permanently remove hair, the germinal hair cells must be killed. This is done using a laser whose wavelength matches the hair’s pigment.
The heat of pigment absorption travels to the germinal cells and permanently injures them. The most popular areas commonly treated by laser hair removal include:
- Bikini/Brazilian area
- Full or half leg
- Full or half arm
- Upper lip
- Full or half face
Who Are Good Candidates For Laser Hair Removal?
Determining candidacy for laser hair removal treatment depends on various factors. Not everyone is an ideal candidate, and certain considerations must be considered.
Typically, fair skin and dark hair are considered the best candidates due to the greater contrast between their hair and skin color, allowing the lasers to work more effectively.
Previously, individuals with darker skin tones, such as those of Middle Eastern or Indian descent, were advised against laser hair removal treatment.
This was because older laser methods used wavelengths that could cause skin pigmentation changes and potentially damage darker skin tones.
However, advancements in laser technology now offer a wider range of pulse widths and wavelengths that are safe to use on all skin types.
Although newer lasers can be safely used on individuals of all skin types, hair color remains a factor in determining candidacy.
Laser treatment can be more challenging for individuals with blonde, red, gray, or other light hair colors, as the lack of sufficient pigment in the hair makes it difficult to absorb the laser’s energy.
In addition to hair and skin type, the skin condition also plays a role in candidacy. Having healthy skin without open wounds, rashes, or infections is important before treatment.
Moreover, avoiding tanning before and after laser hair removal is crucial.
We carefully assess each individual to ensure they are an ideal candidate for our Laser Hair Removal Service. Experience personalized care and effective results tailored to your unique needs.
What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal?
There are several benefits to laser hair removal, including:
- No longer needing to wax or shave
- Reduction of ingrown hairs
- Quick and effective treatments
- Long-term results
- Precise and targeted treatments
Preparing For Laser Hair Removal
Unlike plastic surgery, laser hair removal treatment typically requires minimal preparation. It is an easy, safe, and effective non-surgical procedure with no downtime, allowing you to feel comfortable throughout.
There is no need for someone to drive you to the state-of-the-art practice or stay with you overnight after treatment.
To optimize your results, you can take a few steps before your laser treatment. Sun exposure should be avoided for up to six weeks before your hair removal sessions, as tanned skin can reduce the laser’s effectiveness.
Cover the area you wish to treat to minimize sun exposure and apply sunscreen to protect your skin. It is also important to refrain from using any sunless tanner during this period.
Also, avoid any hair removal methods that disturb the hair follicle in the weeks following your treatment.
Plucking, using hair removal creams (epilating), and waxing all remove the hair from the root and should be avoided. Laser hair removal requires the follicle and root to be intact for optimal effectiveness.
It is worth noting that you can continue to shave since it does not disturb the root. In fact, you will need to shave the area the night before your treatment to ensure that the laser can work effectively.
We prioritize your comfort during the pre-Laser Hair Removal Service. Relax in a soothing environment while our experienced team guides you through a seamless and painless process.
Post Laser Hair Removal Results
The timeline for experiencing results after laser hair removal varies based on individual hair growth patterns, making it challenging to provide precise predictions.
The rate at which each person’s hair grows differs, so observing noticeable changes can vary from a few days to several weeks after the initial treatment.
Approximately four weeks after the first session, you may begin to notice patches of hair growth. This indicates that the treatment has been effective, and the targeted hair follicles no longer produce new hair.
To continue achieving desired results, scheduling additional laser treatments within four to five weeks after the initial session is recommended. You might require up to five more sessions, depending on your specific hair growth.
With each subsequent treatment, you will likely observe a significant reduction in hair in the treated area. As a result, the process becomes progressively easier and quicker with each session.
Our experts provide post-treatment care and soothing measures, ensuring a comfortable recovery and optimal results.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL FAQS
Our laser hair equipment is generally safe and there is no risk.
Opting for laser hair removal offers several advantages over waxing. It is typically a safer and more durable solution.
Laser hair removal targets the pigment within each hair follicle while preserving the surrounding tissue, minimizing the risk of side effects such as redness, ingrown hairs, and other undesired outcomes.
Additionally, laser hair removal provides longer-lasting results compared to waxing.
Our laser hair removal device is the newest technology on the market. It provides a safe, comfortable, and painless free treatment.
Before laser hair removal treatment, it is not recommended to wax, pluck, or epilate your hair. However, shaving is not only acceptable but also part of the preparation process for the treatment.
Typically, you will be advised to shave the targeted area within 24 hours before your session, which helps the laser work more effectively. If you cannot shave beforehand, our office offers the option to have the area shaved for an additional fee.
Ingrown hairs occur when hair grows back into the skin instead of outward. They are commonly associated with shaving or waxing and can be uncomfortable and visually unappealing.
However, laser hair removal treatments do not cause ingrown hairs. On the contrary, laser treatments can help minimize the occurrence of ingrown hairs over time.
As the number of active follicles decreases with each treatment, there is a reduced chance of experiencing ingrown hairs.
Gray hair typically has less pigment compared to other hair colors. Due to the lower pigment content, gray hair may not absorb the laser energy sufficiently to damage the hair follicle during laser hair removal treatments effectively.
Experience the freedom of smooth skin, say goodbye to constant shaving and waxing, and embrace long-lasting results. Book your session today with our professional laser tech!