To eliminate hair, the laser emits gentle pulses of energy that pass through the skin to the hair follicle. This energy is then absorbed into the hair follicle to destroy it so that is unlikely to grow there again.
Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all types of skin (even tanned or dark skin).
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Patients often say it feels similar to the snap of a rubber band. Slight redness or localized swelling can occasionally occur, but this usually subsides within the first 24 hours after treatment.
Typically patients will see results in the very first treatment! However it requires 5 – 8 treatments to fully achieve the result you desire. This number will vary based upon skin tone, hair color, and the amount of hair present; including several other factors. Your Laser Practitioner will talk to you about the variables that may affect your individual results.