What to expect from laser hair removal
For first-timers, we highlight exactly what to expect from laser hair removal. First up, it’s advisable to book for Lasermed’s free consultation and patch test to determine whether you’re a good candidate. Always a good thing to know what you’re in for.
It’s safe to do laser hair removal on most skin colours. And fortunately, advances in laser technology have made laser hair removal possible for people with darker skin too. However, do bear in mind that laser hair removal is less effective for hair colours which don’t absorb light well, such as red, grey, blond and white.
Apart from being an effective treatment for ingrown hairs, the most common areas for laser hair removal are the armpits, legs, upper lip, chin and the bikini line. But we can treat almost any area except the eyelid and surrounding area. Of note is that tattooed skin also can’t be treated.
During your free consultation, we’ll review your medical history, medication use, history of skin disorders or scarring, and past hair removal procedures.
also detail the benefits, how the procedure is done, what results to expect in
what time period and possible risks. And before starting treatments, we’ll be
able to give you a quote.
Rest assured that Lasermed uses only the best available lasers for hair removal – namely the Alexandrite (for lighter skin) and ND:Yag (for darker skin). During the procedure the laser emits a light that’s absorbed by the pigment in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles. And it’s this damage that inhibits future hair growth.
don’t fall out immediately, but you’ll shed them over a period of days to
Preparing for your laser
hair removal treatment
six weeks after waxing, plucking or electrolysis before starting treatment. You
may shave, use depilatory creams or curved scissors.
Avoid tanning for four weeks prior to the treatment and whenever you go out, apply a broad-spectrum, SPF50 sunscreen. Also, stop using sun activators and/or chemical self-tanning lotions two weeks prior to your appointment.
importantly, don’t use skin lightening preparations such as Hydroquinone and
Retinoic acid for five days before treatment. And wait one month after
completing a full dose of Isotretinoin. If taking a pulse dose, treatments may
be done at any stage.
So now that you know what to expect from laser hair removal, be sure to book your free consultation. Remember we have a 10% discount on quoted price for a new area during April.