Are you fed up of your unwanted facial or body hair? Have you made the decision to embark on your hair free journey with laser hair removal? But still new to the concept? How do you know if laser hair removal is working for you? What should you expect after each treatment and after your treatment course?
Laser hair removal is nothing like other hair removal methods
Unlike waxing, laser won’t rip out your hair follicles. Instead of instantly removing them, laser destroys the follicles by applying heat. Right after your treatment you’ll see the dead hair growing out of the dead follicles and shedding away. Don’t panic at this point, this doesn’t mean your treatment isn’t working, it means the process is working exactly as it should be. This shedding process can take anything between 7-14 days. At which point you’ll start to see new hair growing.
Remember the hair growth stages, we have spoken about before and how they play a part in your treatment results? If not, here is a quick reminder. Not all your hair is growing at the same speed, hence the reason the treatment has to be repeated to successfully target all different hair growth cycles.
I recommend at least eight sessions to start with if you’re new to laser. For the face we would usually book your treatment in every 4 weeks and your body anything between 5-6 weeks for the best results.
How do you know if laser hair removal is working?
Not only you’ll notice that you have to shave less, the growth time of new hair will take longer than before. Eventually you go from shaving daily to shaving weekly, then less and less. Eventually you may find that there is no hair growth for months or even years on certain areas. After each session you’d expect you hair is taken longer to regrow. When it does it’s much lighter in texture. So you’d find shaving a lot easier and with much less irritation. And last but not least your ingrowing hairs are disappearing and your skin is less irritated.
Will you need top up treatments?
Usually our patients are delighted with their laser hair removal treatments. Although sometimes up to 70% or more of the hairs reduced after eight to ten sessions; some patients will be likely to take another course of top ups. Which they may need to have through out the year just to keep on top of any little re-growth that they may have.
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.