Have you been considering laser hair removal in London, but some of your hair or may be all, is grey or even white? Have you wondered will laser hair removal work on grey hair? Unfortunately the answer is no when it comes to grey/white hair and laser hair removal. I know that’s rather annoying. But why the treatment won’t work for you if you’ve grey hair? And what options do you have?
Laser hair removal basics
Laser hair removal has come a long way in the past years, with advancements in technology making it suitable for all skin colours. No doubt laser hair removal is one of the most simple, fast and effective way of getting rid of unwanted facial and body hair. Without the ingrown hairs, redness, irritation, and fast re-growth laser is also more affordable than ever.
How does laser work?
Laser destroys the hair by emitting a single concentrated light beam which the pigment in the hair absorbs. This light energy is then converted into heat energy and this is what effectively ‘disables’ the hair growth.
Will laser hair removal work on grey hair?
One of the key factors that will determine whether you’re suitable for laser hair removal is the pigment in your hair. Remember the laser light is attracted by the pigment of the hair. So due to the lack of pigment in grey/ white hair the laser isn’t able to penetrate the skin. And therefore the procedure won’t be effective. In case of grey/ white hair alternative hair removal methods may be taken into consideration like electrolysis, which physically targets the hair root, by using a fine sterilised probe, inserted into the hair follicle.
To learn more about laser hair removal and how it would be beneficial for you, why not book a free consultation with my Expert team, who will take care of you every step of the way?
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.