Laser Hair Removal 101: What You Need to Know


Laser Hair Removal 101: What You Need to Know

March 2, 2023

Laser hair removal has become a popular choice for those looking to get rid of unwanted hair. But if you're unfamiliar with the procedure, you probably have some questions. Like, what does laser hair removal involve? And what should you know before booking an appointment? In this blog post, we will answer these questions and more! We'll provide an overview of the laser hair removal process, discuss the benefits of laser hair removal, and list some things to keep in mind before getting laser hair removal. Let's do it!

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that utilizes laser technology to remove unwanted body or facial hair. During the procedure, a technician will use a small hand-held device to direct a concentrated beam of light onto your skin. This beam targets the pigment in the hair follicles, destroying them and preventing new hair from growing in the treated area.

What Can I Expect During a Laser Hair Removal Procedure?

The laser hair removal procedure will vary depending on the area being treated, but generally the process goes something like this: 

  • You'll be given protective eyewear to wear during the procedure. 
  • The technician will then test a small patch of skin with the laser to make sure it's working properly and to determine the right settings for your skin type. 
  • The technician will then begin to apply the laser over the area to be treated, moving the device across your skin in short bursts. 
  • After the procedure, you'll be given instructions on how to care for the treated area.

What About After the Appointment?

About 1-2 weeks after the appointment, you may notice that some of the treated hair falls out. This is because the treatment causes the part of the hair shaft below the skin to be destroyed, so it eventually falls out.

Over the next few weeks, you may notice that some of the treated hairs start to regrow. This is completely normal, and you'll need to book additional treatments in order to achieve the desired results.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from person to person, depending on their skin, hair type, and area being treated. In general, it usually takes 4-6 treatments to achieve optimal results, and you should space out your appointments 4-6 weeks apart.

What Parts of the Body Can Be Treated?

Laser hair removal can be used to treat just about any area of the body where unwanted hair is an issue. Common treatment areas include:

  • Face 
  • Underarms 
  • Arms and legs 
  • Chest and back 
  • Bikini area

The Bottom Line

 Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted body or facial hair. While it takes multiple treatments to achieve optimal results, the process is relatively quick and easy. Just be sure to consult with a qualified technician before getting the procedure done, and always follow their aftercare instructions. Good luck!

Are you interested in laser hair removal? We’ve got you covered! Click here to get in touch with Lyft Medical Aesthetics, and book a consultation today.