Answering top questions about laser hair removal

Getting rid of unwanted hair doesn’t have to be messy or painful, thanks to laser hair removal. The basic procedure has been around for years now, but with advancement in medical science, we now have technologies that are way more effective. If you are in Quebec, you can check for Clinicare laser hair removal, which relies on Triton, known as the first “multi-wavelength workstation”. In this post, we are sharing more on laser hair removal. 

What exactly is laser hair removal?

Often given as a permanent option for unwanted hair, laser hair removal relies on laser light. The light is concentrated into the follicles of hair. As the pigment absorb the laser, it destroys the hair.

What is the procedure like?

Before the actual session starts, the area will be cleaned, and you may ask your dermatologist for a numbing topical product. The laser treatment will be started soon after the numbing gel kicks in, and you will be asked to wear protective eyewear. The whole procedure may feel a little pricky on the skin, but there is no pain involved. Most people need at least a few sessions for permanent results. 

What about aftercare?

As with most laser treatments for the skin, you are required to follow basic rules for sun protection. Avoid direct sunlight on the treated area, and you cannot use a tanning bed. Some patients can have sunburn-like effects after laser sessions, for which a cold compress can be used. Your doctor may recommend a few aftercare products to be used immediately after the session. 

When should you expect results?

While laser hair removal is expected to show visible results almost immediately, it also depends on many factors. The area being treated, coarseness and thickness of the laser, the kind of laser procedure used, and color of your skin – These factors may affect the outcome. As for the number of sessions, that also depends on these factors, but at the least, most people need six sessions. 

Are the results permanent?

Yes, laser hair removal does get rid of hair permanently. If you see hair regrowth on the treated skin some years later, you may consider additional sessions. However, the new hair follicles are likely to thinner and lighter. The results are expected to last for months, and some patients do not need follow-up treatments for years. 

Check online to find more on laser hair removal clinics near you!

David Curry