Laser hair removal emits a light energy to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the face and body. While many people turn to laser hair removal for permanent hair reduction, some people wonder if the treatment can make peach fuzz, or vellus hair, worse. The answer is no, laser hair removal doesn’t typically make peach fuzz worse but equally so it will not be effective on treating these types of hair.
What is peach fuzz?
Peach fuzz, or vellus hair, is the fine, soft hair that covers the face and body. Unlike terminal hair, which is coarser and darker, vellus hair isn’t typically targeted by laser hair removal. This due to the lack of pigment in the hair the laser us unable to attract the laser light.
Does laser make peach fuzz worse?
Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles with laser energy, which destroys the hair and stops future growth. The laser energy is attracted to the melanin (pigment) in the hair, which makes it more effective for darker, coarser hair. This means that the laser is not likely to affect the fine, soft hair of peach fuzz.
In very rare cases, laser may stimulate the growth of vellus hair, but this isn’t typically a long-term side effect.
Hair removal alternatives for peach fuzz hair
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells. And fine vellus hair, also known as “peach fuzz.” The scalpel is held at a 45-degree angle to the skin and moved in a light, upward motion. This leaves the skin smoother, brighter, and hair-free for several weeks, as the hair will grow back slowly. Dermaplaning can be a great add on before any facial skin treatments as after removing peach fuzz the products can penetrate much better.
If you have concerns about the effects of laser hair removal on your skin and hair, please get in touch today so my Expert team can can evaluate your skin and hair and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
How to book your consultation and what happens during your first visit?
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.