Laser Hair Reduction

Laser Hair Reduction

No more painful shaving, waxing, or plucking! Laser hair removal is now the most popular method chosen by cosmetologist for eliminating unwanted body and facial hair.

Why choose laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair, be it from a condition that causes excess hair growth or just the desire for a new look. Most individuals will require a series of treatments over time which will result in the removal of the unwanted hair. Most of the lasers and light sources are FDA cleared for permanent hair reduction, which means reduction over time. Some individuals will see very long term hair removal which may last for many years. Others may require maintenance treatments over time to maintain their degree of hair loss. It is truly impossible to determine in advance who will require how many treatments and how long the hair will remain gone. As stated above, laser hair removal works best in those with dark hairs on lighter skin, however newer technologies and newer lasers and light sources have made the procedure safe and effective in those with darker skin and those individuals of color.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

The lasers used by Elements Laser Spa have been cleared by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. You will notice a reduction in hair growth following each laser treatment. After a series of treatments, you will likely see little or no hair growth. However, no hair removal laser can claim to permanently remove hair. Hormonal changes brought on by such events as pregnancy or menopause can produce new hair growth. Also, certain medications can cause new hair growth. Occasional touch up laser treatments may be necessary to remove new hair growth that may appear over time.

Benefits of laser hair reduction

Laser hair removal is the most successful long term solution to unwanted body hair and can be a much easier and less invasive treatment with multiple benefits including,
Long lasting results  – we recommend just a yearly top up helping you avoid other hair reduction activities like plucking, waxing or shaving
No need to grow hair between treatments so you remain hair-free at all times – perfect for when the sun makes an unannounced appearance!
Can be used to treat problematic ingrown hairs
No recovery time after your treatment so you to return to daily activities straight away
With an approximate £8000 spend in a lifetime with the removal of unwanted body hair, the process can be highly cost effective against traditional options like waxing
Minimal discomfort means you don’t need to dread your appointment

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal is less painful than other methods of hair removal such as electrolysis, waxing, shaving and tweezing.

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?

Usually six to ten laser treatments will be required for the best laser hair removal results. Some people may require more than ten treatments on certain body areas. Skin color, hair color, hair texture, hair thickness, skin thickness, follicle depth, and the area being treated are some of the many factors that determine how readily the hair will be removed. Dark hair is easier to remove than light hair. Gray and white hair without pigment at the follicle cannot be removed by any laser.

Possible risks

As with any treatment, there are risks associated with it, though they are minimized in the hands of a qualified ASDS dermatologist. These include:

  • Pain
  • Blisters
  • Burns
  • Skin pigmentation problems
  • Scarring