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Will laser hair removal work?


Will laser hair removal work?

The burning question everyone wants to ask is; Will laser hair removal work for me?

There are a couple of factors that are imperative whether you choose to have laser at The Laser Lounge Media City or at another clinic. 

Hair colour

So this is the most important part of laser hair removal and I’m going to get a little bit sciencey here! The reason hair has colour is because of something called melanin. There are two types of melanin:

  • Eumelanin makes the hair dark
  • Pheomelanin makes the hair yellow, blonde or red.

It’s actually way more in depth than this but I won’t bore you as that is enough context. 

Laser hair removal works best when the hair contains eumelanin, which is the brown or black pigment. This is because the light is absorbed more efficiently by dark pigment. 

Hair type

Coarse hair is the best type of hair to have laser hair removal. Hair that is found on the bikini or underarms is called a “terminal” hair. A terminal hair is influenced by hormones and it’s the type of hair that normally starts growing during puberty. These hairs are much thicker and darker than other hairs so they can absorb the heat energy much better than blonde, thin ones. 

Laser does work on thinner hair too but it is just more effective on the thickest hairs!

Hair cycles

Hairs need to be in the active growth stage of the hair cycle to be perfectly destroyed. Not all hairs are in this stage at the same time so that is why we need a few sessions to get good coverage. It’s really important that you complete all the sessions with the required wait in between each session. Read more about hair cycles here.

Endocrine disorders and other conditions

Conditions such as PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) that cause excessive hair growth and hormone imbalances can have an effect on the result of laser hair removal. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t hair laser hair removal done. In fact it could be one of the best things you could try to combat your Hirsutism. I have a whole separate blog on this you could look at. 

If you follow all the recommended instructions by the laser therapist and keep to your treatment schedule, most people get absolutely amazing and life changing results. 

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