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11 May Getting the best results with laser hair removal
What is the best way to get rid way of unwanted hair for men or women ? That depends on your skin and hair color. If you have light skin and dark hair you are the best candidate for laser removal using the lightsheer 810nm diode laser, if your skin is dark you are better off with a 1064 NDYAG laser.
Laser hair removal machines work by producing only the part of light that is absorbed by the dark color (pigment) of the hair. This assures that only the hair follicle is destroyed by the laser beam and that the surrounding skin is not affected. Hair is only effectively treated when it is in the growth phase, as only 15% of hairs are in this phase at any given moment , you can expect at least 6 treatments to get rid of 90% of hairs.
How to get the best results:
- Stick to the schedule so that you can get the hairs in the growth phase, usually every 4- 6 weeks. This depends on the region and each individual; the technician will give you a customised schedule.
- Do not wax or use chemical hair removal such as nair as this will make the treatments less effective. Shave the day of the treatment.
- Do not expose the areas to be treated to the sun or UV lamps 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after. Tanned skin can diminish the effectiveness of the laser and even cause burns
- After 2-3 weeks the treated hairs will be pushed out by new growth, if this does not occur tell the technician before the next treatment.