Over the years, different hair removal methods have been introduced. Techniques such as shaving, plucking, tweezing, waxing, and depilatory creams are popular among men and women. Furthermore, some hair removal procedures are painless (shaving and depilatory creams), while others can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort (waxing and epilators).
WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser hair removal is a hair removal method that involves exposing the hair follicle to brief bursts of laser light in order to destroy it. It was first made commercially available in mid-1995. It is now widely regarded as one of the most effective hair removal methods.
Advancements in science and technology in the late 90s led to the creation of the world’s first laser hair removal device. After 20 years of meticulous experimentation and testing, it was made commercially available. At present, it serves as an effective, long-lasting, and pain-free method of removing unwanted hair.
WHY CHOOSE LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Initially, there was a lot of doubt and skepticism regarding laser hair removal and its effect on the skin. As a result, most people weren’t up to the idea of laser hair removal and would usually stick with the traditional methods. However, that is not the case now; through constant research and experimentation, laser hair removal has become one of the most popular and advanced methods of removing unwanted hair. Furthermore, the popularity of laser hair removal has skyrocketed with additional features such as its ability to work on all skin and hair types.
With laser hair removal, you will be able to get rid of unwanted hair in a pain-free and effective manner that is long-lasting with little or no after-effects.
HOW DOES HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Our hair contains a pigment called melanin which is responsible for hair growth. Light is emitted through the laser¹, which is then absorbed by the skin pigments in the hair. When exposed to the pigments, the light creates heat, damaging the follicles, which produce hair.
Firstly, a cooling gel will be applied to the skin by an LHR technician to avoid any side effects. Once the cooling gel is put on, the LHR technician will pass the laser beam through the target area, damaging the hair follicles. As a result, you may feel slightly warm in the area; however, it will quickly subside due to the cooling gel applied before the treatment.
It is imperative that you consult a laser technician before undergoing the treatment. A laser technician will conduct a patch test and check the suitability of your skin. They will further inquire about the past medical history regarding skin disorders or allergies and provide you with an effective treatment plan.
Short treatment time:
Compared to other hair removal treatments, laser hair removal has a shorter treatment time. For instance, underarm treatment can be performed in less than 5 minutes.
Unlike waxing, plucking and tweezing, removing unwanted hair through laser is painless. In addition, laser hair removal is a no-mess technique that can be utilised on any part of your body.
Laser hair removal provides a permanent solution to your hair removal needs. However, in some cases, it will only delay hair growth for an extended period and follow-up sessions will be required in the future.
The following are some of the aftercare essentials:
- Use an ice cube on the treated area to help with the discomfort you might feel after treatment.
- Do not forget to use a broad-spectrum SPF-30 sunscreen daily after your treatment.
Laser hair removal is one of the most in-demand and effective ways of removing unwanted hair. However, before you make any decisions, always consult a laser technician. At L’OmBré, we provide a free consultation wherein we will discuss the treatment areas and provide you with an effective treatment plan. Book a consultation now!