How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is a faster, gentler way to remove unwanted hair, with great results. It applies precisely controlled pulses of energy (electrical and light, with cooling), reaching into the hair follicles that lie beneath the skin. The energy heats the hair, right down to the bottom of the root, destroying it without damaging surrounding tissue or skin.
What does it feel like?
Each pulse, which lasts less than a second, produces a slight tingling feeling. In particularly sensitive areas, such as the upper lip, it may feel like a quick, light pinch.
Is it suitable for everyone?
At CALM LASER Center we customize the treatment to exactly match your hair and skin type. The ideal skin type for laser is anywhere from a skin type 1-3 as well as some people that fit into the skin type 4 category. In order for the laser to work the hair must have pigment. Laser does not work on blonde or fine hair.
What about side effects?
The energies used by CALM LASER (electrical and light) are both commonly used in a range of medical and cosmetic procedures that have proven to be safe. Most people experience no side effects at all, though few exhibit some short-term local reddening of the surrounding skin.
You can return to your regular activities immediately after treatment, although it is advisable to keep the skin protected from exposure to direct sunlight throughout the duration of your treatment. Application of sunscreen 30+ is very important.
How many treatments will I need?
Laser hair removal destroys hairs that are in the active growth stage (Anagen), so repeat treatments will be needed to target hair that was not affected at the previous treatments. You will need anywhere from 3-6 treatments to get the optimum results that you want to achieve.
What results can I expect?
After doing a series of 3-6 treatments you can expect a growth reduction in the targeted hairs. For some people it will be necessary due to hormonal or other changes to come in once every 3 or 6 months for a 15 or 30 minute clean up of patches.