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How laser hair removal works

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During the laser hair removal process high heat lasers are used. This process is a really mild form of radiation. During treatment the lasers damage your hair follicles by heating them up. Your hair follicles are what produces new hair, once these are damaged it slows down the process of new hair being able to grow.

Other hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving and using tweezers are simply just removing the hair from the surface and not impacting the hair follicles. This is why these methods have to be done on a more regular basis.

What part of the body can I use laser treatment on?

You can use laser removal on most parts of the body such as;

  • Face (avoiding the eyes)
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Arms and under arms

What skin tones is it more effective on?

Laser removal works on most skin tones but it is more effective on darker hair on lighter skin tones. The reason for this is that even if not all the hair is removed in the process, the hairs will become lighter so their appearance isn’t as obvious. 

How long does the process take?

The treatment of laser hair removal doesn’t take very long at all. It just depends on the size of the area, for example it will take longer to treat your chest than it would your face. Your face may take a matter of minutes whereas your chest could take an 30 mins.

You will need to repeat the treatment over 6-12 sessions to ensure that the process has a lasting effect. This is because hair follicles heal themselves after they have been damaged. You may also need top up sessions in the years following the treatment to keep any new hair at bay. 

If you’re considering laser hair removal then seek professional advice. Get in touch with Manchester’s specialist laser hair removal clinic now to ask any questions you may have.

 

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