Lose the razor and get laser! Laser hair removal is quickly becoming the most popular method for hair removal for both men and women. It is a fast, affordable and effective way to remove unwanted hair. But beware….there are many factors that will determine the success of your outcome.
Price alone shouldn’t be your only factor when considering laser hair removal. The type of laser used for your skin type, the settings chosen and how the treatment is performed will determine how complete the depilation will be, how many total treatments you will need, and ultimately, your overall cost.
Lasers work by emitting a beam of light which passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, damaging the follicle and removing the hair. The need to shave is reduced even after the 1st treatment so razor bumps, ingrown hairs and rashes are no longer a problem. Best results will occur with dark, coarse hair with ideal combinations being black or brown hair and light skin. Newer lasers can now safely treat black hair in people with dark skin although a few more treatments may be required. Treating dark skin with the wrong laser can result in an unsafe treatment or poor results if effective settings are not used.
Technicians with accredited training, skill and experience along with the availability of different laser technologies will be able to give you the most effective treatment while keeping your safety in mind. The success of the hair removal also depends on the fluence (energy) level used, the pulse duration, the length of time between treatments and the number of treatments performed. Hormones will also affect the outcome of laser hair removal. Hair that is hormonally driven can be difficult to treat even with laser and the exact degree of success is difficult to determine from person to person.
Laser hair removal is the chosen method of hair removal for thousands of people. In depth consultations with your technician prior to your treatment will allow you to ask questions regarding pre and post care and feel comfortable and confident with the procedure. Come in and talk to us at North Okanagan Skin & Laser and find out why we are the first choice for safe, successful laser hair removal for many people.