Commonly Asked Laser Hair Removal Questions

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If you’re thinking about getting permanent body hair removal done, we’re sure that you have some questions about the procedure. Don’t worry, we’ve got you! We’re here to answer all your laser hair removal questions before you take the plunge.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked laser hair removal questions. Note that results may vary for different people, but generally the answers provided below cover the most common effects and results of laser hair removal procedures.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Yes, laser hair removal is a safe procedure. Since 1997, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has considered the procedure as a safe way to eliminate unwanted hair. Take note, however, that laser hair removal should only be done by licensed technicians to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the procedure.

How does laser hair removal work?

There are different types of laser hair removal, but the process generally works by vaporizing hair. Laser pulses emit light into the skin and target the hair root and follicles, disabling the growth of a new hair. For the treatment to be effective, the hair being targeted must be in its active growth phase.

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Does laser hair removal hurt?

One question people tend to ask before a laser hair removal session is if it will be painful. This will depend on each individual’s pain tolerance, but generally, laser hair removal treatments that use proven safe diode lasers are comfortable. For Facial Care’s LaserLight Hair Removal, most clients say they feel only a slight warmth on the skin, while some even fall asleep during the session.

How long does a laser hair removal session last?

Depending on the area to be treated, a removal session can last from 30 minutes to an hour.

Are there any preparations I should do before a session?

Do not apply any product on the area to be treated.  Avoid waxing, plucking, and tanning before a laser hair removal session. Try to avoid too much sun exposure before and after your laser hair removal treatment.

Are there any side effects?

An important laser hair removal question to ask is whether there are any side effects. Clients who have very sensitive skin might experience some slight reddening, but these should quickly subside. If you are unsure whether your skin can take these side effects, consult with a dermatologist first, like those at Facial Care Centre. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight on the treated area and follow aftercare instructions to ensure that your skin remains healthy.

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How long do I wait until the next hair removal session?

Generally, first timers may see some regrowth 4 to 6 weeks after the initial treatment. Consult with professionals so that they can tell you when your next session will be.

For clients who have religiously followed their laser hair removal schedules, you may notice that after a series of sessions, the area might remain hair-free for months or years. This is a normal effect of consistent laser hair removal sessions.

Try Out Laser Hair Removal at Facial Care Centre!

Laser hair removal is one of the safest and most effective permanent hair removal procedures out there. It is painless, permanent, and convenient. No more shaving, plucking, or waxing! So, is hair removal worth it? Absolutely! With laser hair removal, you’ll be hair-free in just a few sessions.

If you have any more laser hair removal questions, contact us!

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