Why laser hair removal doesn't work? | Skin Perfection

Why laser hair removal doesn’t work?

Why laser hair removal doesn’t work for you? Have you been struggling to achieve the desired results? Do you feel let down by the promise of hair free, smooth skin? When it comes to laser hair removal there are certain factors which can determine the final outcome. Some of which you may have control over. And some thatre simply out of your control such as underlaying medial conditions, hormonal imbalances. Although it doesn’t mean if you suffer from hormonal conditions that the treatment won’t work at all. 

Laser hair removal results

Laser hair removal provides safe, effective and long lasting results, leaving your skin smooth and hair free. For thousands of people it’s a life-changing procedure, yet it failed to bring the results for you? It’s extremely rare that laser doesn’t work. Although it’s known that while for some patients minimal amount of sessions are sufficient for others double the amount  may be needed. This can even be the case with your own body, where one area will respond a lot quicker while other prove to be more stubborn. This doesn’t mean the treatment doesn’t work, it means some areas need more treatment than others.

In most cases an investigation by your practitioner will discover the main reasons why your results may be hindered. And this will allow you to adjust your treatment plan accordingly. 

The most common reasons why laser hair removal doesn’t work?

1. The laser you’re treated with may not be the safest and most effective option for your skin type.  This prevents your practitioner using higher levels and  advanced settings that would be crucial for your final results.  

Solution – At Skin Perfection you’ll be treated by class 4, medical grade lasers by Cynosure. Our lasers are classed as gold standard to safely treat all skin types with two wavelengths available. Alexandrite for patient with lighter skin tones and ND Yag for  patients with darker skin tones. In conclusion, choosing the right laser for your skin type will improve your changes of getting the best results while massively reducing the change of you getting skin damage, which in some cases can be permanent.

2. Your treatments aren’t regular enough. As a result you hair cycles will overlap and the treatment won’t be as effective as it should be. 

Solution – For the laser to destroy the root, the follicle has to be at a specific stage of its growth. So not too early and not too late. However as not all our follicles are growing at the same speed, we’ll be targeting new hair cycles each time. Which is why we ask you to attend your treatments in every 4-6 weeks. But if we treat too early or miss the cycle the treatment won’t be as effective. For this reason, during your initial consultation we’d encourage you to schedule all your appointments in advance to ensure consistency in your treatment plan.

3. Your hair may have blonde, red or grey pigment. This means the laser beam won’t reach the hair follicles. 

Solution – Always attend an initial consultation that allows your practitioner to assess the colour and texture of your skin. Although our lasers work for all skin types, but will be less effective for patients with blonde, grey or red hair. As there is little or no pigment in the hair follicle for the laser to target.

4. You may be suffering from underlaying medical conditions. In some cases underlaying medical conditions, such as hormonal imbalance, PCOS may slow down the results of the treatment. As a result you may need more treatments compared to patients without these conditions. 

Solution – As well as setting realistic expectations during your consultations you’ll be advised that you may need more treatments compared to patients without these conditions.  To further investigate how you can balance your hormones we recommend you to consult you GP who will be able to provide treatment options for these specifically

To learn more about laser hair removal and what other factors may affect when to get laser hair removal; why not contact my Expert team who’ll be able to give you further guidance?

How to book an appointment?

As the first step of your hair removal journey at Skin Perfection London, we request that you attend a no obligations consultation and skin test. Firstly, this gives you the opportunity to learn more about the process. How does laser hair removal work? Why is it effective? How many treatments you need? What’s the best laser for your skin type? How to prepare your skin for the treatment? And what to be aware of before undergoing laser hair removal. Finally to confirm suitability we’ll carry out a quick patch test.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at SP. Our highly trained and skilled aesthetic practitioners have many years of experience, so you can be confident you’re in the best hands. And, you can be sure, you’ll always have a stress-free relaxing experience.

Contact our team today to book an appointment.

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