Laser Hair Treatment

Laser hair removal treatment has been commercially available since the mid-nineties. 

It is carried out by exposing the skin to pulses of laser light to destroy hair follicles, resulting in long-term reduction of hair.

Laser hair removal machines work by selectively heating melanin within the hair follicle and hair shaft a procress known as selective photothermolysis.
This process heats up and disables the germ cells/blood flow which normally stimulates and feeds the growth of hair follicles.

This process can be successfully carried out by several lasers, most commonly, Ruby Alexandrite, Diode and Nd:Yag.

Skin also contains melanain, this can absorb some of the light and where this is of a high level of concentration, it is possible to cause blistering, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. The longer the wavelength of the lasers, the lower the absoprtion, hence the lower risk. The longest wavelength laser currently available for this application is Long Pulsed Nd:Yag delivering light at 1064nm.

Laser Hair Removal Machine

Laser hair removal has many benefits such as you'll save time trying to shave and wax, you also eliminate ingrown hairs and saves you money in the long run.
The laser hair treatment can be used almost anywhere on the body and is safe and there is no evidence that laser hair removal causes skin cancer.
Laser hair removal is a fast process with a full face appointment taking upto 20 minutes including a quick chat and makeup removal at the start.

FAQs

Does Laser hair removal hurt?
Yes, Laser removal can cause some discomfort. Many individuals describe laser hair removal as akin to the feeling of a rubber band snapping agaisnt your skin.
How long are treatments?
Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4-6 weeks. Visit a dermatoligist and they can tell you when it's safe to have another treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
Laser hair removal treatment can usually require two to six treatments. 
What side effects can occur?
Low risk of redness and swelling lasting more than a few days after treatment. A very low risk of hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, burns, bruising, erosion or blistering may occur, some of which may result in scarring. Scarring is a rare risk.
Can I treat a client who is taking a photosensitsing medication such as an antibiotic?
Drug-induced photosensitivity is caused by the light’s reaction to the medicine being taken. Most reactions occur when the skin is exposed to UVA and UVB rays (sunlight).

Although Cynosure lasers and light-based devices do no emit these types of wavelengths, we highly recommend you proceed with caution and perform test spots prior to treatment to determine client sensitivity and/or suitability.

Laser Hair Articles

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Benefits and How to prepare

"If you're not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light."

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How does laser hair removal work

"The heat from the laser light destroys the hair follicle, and a hair can no longer grow from it. Hair follows a unique growth cycle that involves resting, shedding, and growing periods. Recently removed hair that is in a resting phase will not be visible to the technician or laser, so a person may need to wait until it regrows before removing it."

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Thinking laser hair removal? Here's what you need to know.

"Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way we feel, our social interactions, what we wear and what we do. Options to camouflage or remove unwanted hair include plucking, shaving, bleaching, using creams and epilation (using a device that pulls out multiple hairs at once)."

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