How does laser hair removal get rid of hair?
The root of your hair follicle has a dark pigment. During a laser hair removal session, the laser specifically targets those pigments, which in turn, absorb all of the light energy. This forces hair follicles to heat up, without elevating the temperature of your skin.
This heat energy disrupts your hair’s natural growth cycle and destroys it on the spot. It takes a couple weeks, but eventually, treated hair wiggles its way out and sheds. When the next growth cycle starts, new hair is going to grow in.
The next time around though, hair comes back finer, lighter, and thinner than ever before. With each laser hair removal session you have, hair continues growing in finer and finer until eventually, it stops growing back. Laser hair removal can permanently destroy the majority of the unwanted body hair you have, so you’re left with much smoother skin.
How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?
Natasha and the expert skin care practitioners at Vibrant Rejuvenation tailor your laser hair removal treatment package based on how your hair is likely going to respond to the laser. Average laser hair removal packages include 6-8 sessions, with each visit booked 4-5 weeks apart.
If you have very dark, coarse, or stubborn hair though, you might need additional visits beyond your scheduled package. Plus in some cases, hormonal fluctuations — which can commonly happen with women around pregnancy — can trigger new hair growth. If you ever notice new hair coming back in, you’re always welcome to schedule a follow-up touch-up session at Vibrant Rejuvenation.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Modern laser hair removal treatments are much more comfortable than they were in years past. This is in part due to the cooling mechanism on the laser system that instantly soothes your skin with each pulse of light.
To further make your laser hair removal experience as relaxing as possible, the team at Vibrant Rejuvenation sometimes recommend applying a topical numbing cream or ice pack about 20 minutes before your session. This is especially helpful if you’re having a sensitive area treated — like your upper lip.
Can I shave or Wax before? Can I leave hair down there?
Shave, don't wax! The root of thehairmust be present in the follicle for thelaserto identify it, so avoid waxing, epilating, use of depilatory creams or anything that might disturb thehairfollicle. Instead, shave the treatment area 12-14 hoursbeforeyour appointment.
Start your journey to smoother skin by booking your laser hair removal consultation at Vibrant Rejuvenation today.
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