The last thing you’d want to hear after having laser hair removal is that you may end up with more hair and that the laser may stimulate hair growth. But is that even possible? Can laser hair removal stimulate hair growth rather than preventing it. This short answer is yes, here is why this is possible.
Can laser hair removal stimulate hair growth?
Even though laser hair removal is aimed to destroy the hair follicles, in some cases the laser can actually stimulate hair production. This can occur when the energy levels applied during your treatment are too low. And so instead of damaging the follicles they achieve the opposite effect that results in more hair growth.
This is a typical problem, when you’re treated with the wrong laser. So for example patients with darker skin tone, must be treated by Ndyag lasers only. However many clinics across London still try and treat them with lasers designed for lighter skin tone. As they’re fully aware that they’re doing something they not meant to; and essentially taking a risk of pigmenting the skin; they are keeping the energy levels on the minimum settings. So not only there will be no results for the patients, they’re constantly under the risk of getting pigmentation or burns. And on top they may also find themselves with more hair compared to when they started their treatments.
Which lasers is best for dark skin tone?
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 wrong laser will compromise the overall results. And not to mention the risk of skin damage it can cause, which in some cases can be permanent.
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.