A concentrated beam of light is aimed at hair. The light is absorbed by the pigment, which damages the follicle enough to retard future growth. Lasers can remove hair for anywhere from several months to years, as the results differ widely from person to person.
Some doctors recommend staying out of the sun for up to six weeks before laser hair removal. Avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis. ... Shaving is OK, however, since it preserves the hair shaft and follicle. In fact, shaving is recommended so that the laser doesn't target hair above the skin, potentially causing burns.
Depending on the area being treated, many people say laser hair removal feels like tiny pin pricks. ... During the first few treatments, you'll likely experience a stinging sensation with each laser pulse. You may also feel more pain in sensitive areas such as the underarms or bikini region.
How long do laser hair removal treatments take?
The treatment time can vary considerably depending on the size of the area treated, and the particular technique used. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour.
Laser hair removal will only work on hair actively growing. So we recommend that it will take 4-6 treatments to effectively treat an area with our laser. We will get about 80% of the actively growing hairs. You would return every 4-6 weeks depending on the area to treat the new active growth.