A. At What Age Is Laser Hair Removal Most Effective?
There is nothing like feeling the sun kiss your skin in the summer months. However, it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing to expose your skin when you have unwanted hair. There is no reason why you shouldn’t feel comfortable in your own skin right now. Laser hair removal is the easiest and most effective way to get rid of unwanted hair and feel more like you! All of your hair removal needs can be met at Spa Noor in Fall River, MA.
1. At what age is laser hair removal most effective?
An excellent thing about this treatment is that it is effective at any age. Whether you are 19 or 89, this treatment is the best way to permanently reduce your hair. The best time to get treatment is when you discover that you have unwanted hair, without which you would be happier.
This method of hair removal is safe even for teenagers. Many teenagers get hair in places they don’t want and believe that, after puberty, they will simply grow. Unfortunately, this is not the case. However, teenagers can have secure access to effective hair removal treatment with parental consent.
a. Unwanted hair in young adults
At 20 and 30, your life will be more busy the more you establish yourself in your career and in the adult world. When you are a teenager, you have plenty of time to shave and remove unwanted hair. As you get older, you have less and less time to get rid of unwanted hair and this can become a chore.
Even though removing your unwanted hair seems like just a small act of hygiene, it’s easy to let it go when your life gets busier. And the worst thing is that if you live with your unwanted hair, your self-esteem can also decrease. That is why so many young adults are looking for laser hair removal treatments to get rid of unwanted hair. It is the perfect time to invest in your self-esteem and your future.
b. Unwanted hair in older adults
Many older adults only dealt with unwanted hair later in life. Aging causes many changes in the body, one of which may be the appearance of hair in places where there was no hair before. Or the existing hair may be thicker and more difficult to remove.
You may also find that the hygiene practices you had regular problems with have now become more difficult. For example, shaving can irritate the skin. Or plucking and shaving can be more painful as your skin becomes thinner with aging. It is never too late to get rid of unwanted hair. Do not think that just because you are an older adult, you are too old to receive laser treatment. It is a great time to be more comfortable in your own skin.
2. Laser Hair Removal
During treatment, a laser emits light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. As soon as the light energy is absorbed, it is converted into thermal energy. Heat damages the skin follicle that is responsible for the production of hair. The damaged follicle will then have difficulty producing hair in the future.
3. What about other hair removal methods?
Clearly, there are other ways to get rid of unwanted hair. Why is laser removal the best option and why are so many choosing other methods? Let’s take a closer look at the other possible methods to find out why laser removal is the best choice.
One of the most popular methods for removing large strands of hair is shaving. Buying a razor is cheap and easy to do at home. But the time it takes to shave regularly is incredible. Research shows that the average woman will spend 85 full days of her life shaving! Each time you start shaving, your soft hair grows back thicker and with stubble. And you should continue to do this regularly for the rest of eternity!
b. Depilatory Creams
There are many different creams on the market that will eliminate hair. They may smell a little better than they did a decade ago, but not because they are less harmful. Depilatory creams are full of chemicals that will turn your hair into jelly. Although it is an effective way to get rid of hair, it is also harmful to the health of the skin. Since you are only removing the hairs from the skin upwards, you will need to continue using these creams as regularly as you shave.
Waxing is known to be extremely painful. Even if you’ve never been shaved, you’ve definitely seen some TV series where the extreme pain of growing up is a plot. While this is an effective way to get rid of hair, it is not worth the pain. In addition, wax does not permanently reduce hair like laser treatments.
4. Common questions
Let’s look at some of the most common questions about this treatment.
a. How many treatments are needed for permanent hair removal?
Two to ten treatments may be needed to permanently reduce unwanted hair. It also depends on the type of laser used. At Spa Noor, we use world-class lasers from Cynosure and Sciton BBL, which are leading developers and manufacturers in the field. This means that our lasers use the latest technology to provide the smooth, hairless skin you are looking for.
b. How often can you have laser treatment?
The frequency with which you can have laser treatment depends on the area to be treated. This is because this treatment is most effective during the hair growth phase, also called anagen. Different areas of the body go through the growth cycle at different stages. Therefore, your treatments will be planned based on the area of the body to be treated and the length of the hair growth cycle in that specific area.
Anagen is the active growth phase of hair follicles, in which the cells of the hair follicle divide rapidly. This causes the hair to grow and extend to the hair shaft. Due to their rapid growth, their follicles are currently the most susceptible to laser treatment.
c. Does hair fall out immediately after treatment?
When you leave our office after the first treatment, nothing seems to have changed. Your hair doesn’t fall out immediately, but it falls out over a period of days to weeks. As you continue to receive more treatments, you will find that your hair grows back more slowly and less each time.
d. How is long-term hair removal?
Laser treatment does not promise complete hair removal, but it does promise long-term hair removal. In the long run, this means that when you let your hair grow, much less hair will grow back than before. Whichever hair grows, it grows very slowly and the hair itself is thinner and easier to remove. You may need to do occasional treatments for long-term results.
5. How do you prepare for this treatment?
After deciding on hair removal, the first thing you need to do is make an appointment. At your appointment, your doctor will ask about your medical history. It is important that you inform them of any health problems that you currently have or have had in the past, especially skin problems. If you have had laser treatments before, inform your doctor and discuss the results. Your doctor will ask questions about all the medications you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, supplements and herbs. Your doctor will also give you specific instructions to prepare you for treatment.
a. Stay out of the sun
You should avoid exposure to the sun for about two weeks before treatment. When you leave the house, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
b. Brighten your skin
If you have recently tanned, your doctor may prescribe a skin lightening cream to lighten your tan. You should also avoid sunless tanning creams to keep your skin as clear as possible. Treatment is most effective when there is a contrast between skin and hair pigments.
c. Avoid certain hair removal methods
Avoid hair removal methods like waxing, pulling or electrolysis for a few weeks before treatment. These methods can disrupt the hair follicle and make laser treatment less effective.
d. Avoid certain medications
Your doctor will tell you which medicines to take and which to stop before treatment. This includes certain anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, which can have the side effect of thinning blood.
e. Scrape the treatment area
The day before laser treatment, it is important that you shorten or shave the treated area. When shaving, the follicle under the skin is left intact while the hair above the skin is removed so that it does not burn when the laser energy is converted to thermal energy.
6. What can you expect during this treatment?
A portable laser instrument will be pressed against the skin during treatment. You will receive glasses to protect your eyes from the laser light. When the instrument is activated, the laser travels through the skin to the hair follicles below. The laser beam is converted into heat and damages the hair follicle, inhibiting future growth.
The duration of treatment depends on the size of the body area to be treated. If you are receiving treatment for a small area like your upper lip, it may take just a few minutes. If, on the other hand, you have your legs treated, it can take up to an hour.
7. How do you take care of yourself after treatment?
Do your best to avoid sunlight after laser treatment and between scheduled treatments. You should not use the solarium for at least six weeks after your last treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily to protect your skin.
B. 5 Types of Laser Hair Removal Treatments and How They Work
Laser hair removal is more widely used today to remove hair in the long run. As the technology improved, that price became cheaper for the average person and several methods were developed.
The type of laser treatment you will receive will depend on your specific profile – especially the tone of your skin and the appearance of your hair. These properties are important when choosing the most effective laser for your hair.
Performing laser hair removal treatments requires a certain level of skill. The laser technician’s experience can also determine how many sessions you have, how much discomfort you feel, and how long each session lasts.
Below are the five different types of laser hair removal treatments and a description of how they work:
1. Alexandrite laser hair removal
One of the most popular types of laser hair removal is the alexandrite method. This type of laser is great for people with light skin tones and is considered a little less painful than some of the other types of laser. One of the reasons it’s not so bad is because the laser’s wavelength is shorter, which means it’s not going to penetrate that far.
Treatment with alexandrite may take more sessions to obtain permanent hair removal because the wavelengths are shorter. Even if hair removal is not permanent, it will last much longer than any other method of hair removal, such as waxing, shaving or shaving.
2. Diode laser hair removal
These lasers are often compared to alexandrite. They have a longer wavelength for deeper penetration into the skin. Diode laser treatments are very effective for those with italic hair and medium black skin tones. This type of laser hair removal is a very versatile method. With the advancement of technology, it can be an almost painless procedure.
Compared to other types of laser hair removal treatments, diode laser treatment generally requires fewer sessions to complete. Of course, the number of sessions depends, ultimately, on the configuration of each person.
3. Ruby laser hair removal
This type of laser hair removal was one of the first to be developed. As a result, it becomes out of date because it tends to be much slower than other methods. It is almost not as effective on dark and italic hair, but it is better on lighter, thinner hair and fair skin. The beauty of Ruby lasers, however, is that they have been around long enough to have a ton of research and knowledge of their effectiveness and side effects.
Some side effects may occur after treatment. However, these side effects are not permanent and almost never serious. Using a cold, moisturizing compress will relieve discomfort and make the effects wear off faster.
Side effects of laser hair removal can include swelling, pain similar to a sunburn sensation and redness in the treated area. Not everyone will experience these side effects, and some people respond differently to different lasers. As darker skin absorbs light more easily, people with darker skin are more prone to burning sensations as a side effect. However, using the right laser is the key to avoiding this.
4. Nd and LP Nd: YAG
This is a high-powered laser. Works best on thicker, italic hair. It is also the best type for those with darker skin. In fact, it is less effective for those with lighter skin and thinner hair, so these individuals should opt for an alternative laser treatment. Of any type of laser treatment, the Nd and LP-Nd: YAG treatments have the longest wavelength, which means they tend to be a little more uncomfortable than other types.
The different types of lasers also determine the likelihood that the treatment will be permanent. For example, Nd and LP-Nd: YAG lasers have the longest wavelength, which means that they penetrate more deeply. These lasers are more likely to reach the base of the hair follicle and kill it permanently after several sessions.
5.IPL (intense pulsed light)
Although it is often classified as a laser hair removal treatment, IPL is not actually a laser, just a light and, as the name suggests, intense pulsed light is used to damage hair follicles in a similar way to what lasers do other types of treatment. The IPL is very customizable. The wavelength and power levels can be adjusted to suit the individual’s needs based on their skin tone and hair qualities.
IPL treatment occurs in several sessions. Each person is different in terms of the number of sessions they need. This may also have something to do with skin tone and hair thickness. The laser you choose may require fewer or more sessions. If the hair is still coming back in some areas, regardless of the laser chosen, more treatments may be necessary.
Don’t worry about living the rest of your life uncomfortably with the skin you’re on. If you have unwanted hair, it’s time to get rid of it and get on with your life. Laser hair removal makes epilation easier than ever and it’s time to find out for yourself why this is such a popular treatment.