Who is a Candidate?
Anyone who has unwanted body hair in certain areas of their body is a great potential candidate for Laser Hair Removal. This treatment can reduce the presence of unwanted body hair by up to 90% in all skin types, light and dark.
Because Laser Hair Removal targets the melanin pigment that is present in both the hair follicle and the skin, those with a combination of lighter skin and darker hair are able to see a bit more efficient results due to the follicle absorbing more energy. Tanned and darker skin tones absorb some of the laser light, which results in a higher number of treatments being needed for these candidates; however, similar results can be achieved.
Laser Hair Removal is generally more efficient on delicate areas such as the bikini line, underarms, legs, and arms. This is due to the skin being a bit thinner in these areas, as well as the hair being darker. This procedure can also be used safely on sensitive areas, such as removing hair around the nipples. Sensitive areas may use a topical numbing cream that the physician applies.
Laser Hair Removal can also be used on areas with thicker skin, such as the back, abdomen, and chin. Because the skin in these areas is a bit thicker they will require a few more sessions, but the exact same results can be achieved.
Because this treatment requires the melanin pigment in the hair follicle, Laser Hair Removal is not effective on candidates with blonde, white, or grey hair, unfortunately. As of right now, NOTHING on the market is approved to reliably remove blonde, white, or grey hair outside of traditional shaving and waxing. This is due to the hair follicles of these colors not having the appropriate pigment needed to absorb the light.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser Hair removal is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that can reduce the appearance of unwanted body hair by up to 90%. The treatment is fast and precise, and is able to treat large and multiple body areas quickly per each session.
Areas that can be treated with Laser Hair Removal are:
The GentleMax Laser Hair Removal process is better than other methods because it can also assist with fine lines and wrinkles, skin tightening, skin rejuvenation, and vascular lesions.
What to Expect During Treatment
Hair grows in various stages rather than all at once. Some hairs fall out while others stay in, and growth starts and stops at different times. The hair growth must be addressed during all the various stages in the growth cycle – thus, multiple sessions of Laser Hair Removal will always be required.
The treatment needs to work near the surface of the skin. Hair that is still growing beneath the surface will not be targeted while the treatment is taking place. After one treatment has been completed, you will notice hairs that are still present. These are simply the hairs that were previously below the skin that have finally had enough time to reach the surface. This is normal behavior.