Who is a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that has been around for more than twenty years. It’s a non-invasive, long-lasting alternative to traditional hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving, and plucking. Laser hair removal targets the pigment in hair follicles to disrupt the growth of new hair. There are different types of lasers used for hair removal and each one is designed for specific skin and hair types. 

Types of lasers used for hair removal:

  1. Alexandrite lasers: These are the fastest lasers, making them ideal for larger body parts like the legs and arms.
  2. Nd:YAG lasers: This type of laser is safe for all skin types, including dark skin, and is typically used on smaller, more delicate areas like the upper lip and chin.
  3. Diode lasers: These are the most versatile lasers and can be used on all skin and hair types. They are often used on larger body areas like the back, chest, and legs.
  4. Ruby lasers: These are the oldest type of laser used for hair removal and are not as widely used as the other types because they are less effective on lighter hair and darker skin.

Laser hair removal sessions typically lasts between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Most people need between four and eight sessions to see significant results, although the exact number of sessions will vary based on factors such as hair density, hair growth cycles, and individual skin type.

Who is the best candidate for laser hair removal?

The best candidates for laser hair removal typically have dark, coarse hair and light skin. This combination allows the laser to effectively target the pigment in the hair follicles. However, with advances in laser technology, laser hair removal is now safe and effective for a wider range of skin and hair types.

Laser hair removal is not suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as skin disorders or those who take photosensitizing medications. People with a tan, either from the sun or a tanning bed, should avoid laser hair removal as the laser can cause skin damage.

Laser hair removal is also not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicles. When the laser light is absorbed by the pigment, it damages the follicles and prevents new hair from growing. The laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair, so it’s most effective on dark, coarse hair.

During a laser hair removal session, the laser is passed over the treatment area in a sweeping motion. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, damaging the follicles and preventing the growth of new hair.

The laser energy is delivered in pulses, and the heat generated by the laser destroys the hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin. Most people experience some discomfort during the treatment, but it is usually well-tolerated.

What should you expect after a laser hair removal session?

After a laser hair removal session, you may experience some redness and swelling in the treated area. These side effects should subside within a few hours to a few days. You may also experience some itching and skin irritation, but these side effects can be relieved with over-the-counter creams and ointments.

It’s important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen in the days following a laser hair removal session to prevent skin damage. You should also avoid waxing, plucking, and electrolysis in the treated area. You should also be sure to schedule your follow-up treatments according to your providers recommendations to ensure you achieve the desired outcome and result of your laser hair remove treatment. 

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Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions on the laser hair removal services, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our expert providers at Baltic Beauty Centre in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, today. Baltic Beauty Centre was voted Best Laser Hair Removal Services in Fort Lauderdale by Expertise.com. Click here to schedule an appointment. 

About Baltic Beauty Centre

Baltic Beauty Cosmedical Centre brings a full-service medical spa and salon experience like no other in Fort Lauderdale. With 6,000 square feet and all of the beauty services you need under one roof, it’s the ultimate pampering experience. The attention to detail is apparent from the chic “art gallery” design to the comfort and technology that ensures every encounter you have with us is unlike any other.


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