Hair Removal Laser Treatment: Am I Eligible?
Laser Hair Removal is a treatment that uses an intense, pulsating beam of light that removes unwanted hair on the body. It works by converting the lasers light into heat as it passes through the skin. This heat is absorbed by the hairs dark pigment in the follicle, in turn damaging the follicle to inhibit hair loss.
Essentially, the darker the hair you wish to treat, the better. The sad truth is that not everyone’s skin will react well to cosmetic laser treatments. Pigment problems, discolouration and scarring can occur with some skin types, which is why it is so important you allow your therapist to apply a small test patch first during a consultation. If you have blonde, red, white or grey hair on your skin, the laser is unable to pick up any pigment, so no matter how many treatments you have, it won’t solve the problem.
Can I Have Hair Removal Laser Treatments if I’m pregnant?
No. Laser Life as strictly against having Laser Hair Removal treatment during pregnancy. It is only after you stop breastfeeding that you are able to further go treatment.
Can I have Hair Removal Laser Treatments over tattoos?
Laser Hair Removal is very effective at removing unwanted hair, but the lasers themselves can be problematic for those who have tattoos. It is common knowledge that lasers are used in the process to remove tattoos. Also, because the laser is susceptible to dark pigment, it can cause the ink to scatter.
Can I have Laser Hair Removal Treatments as well as Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion treatments may be performed between laser treatments provided that the skin has been given enough time to heal well enough to handle it. If you were to go ahead with the treatment, make sure it is a very light microdermabrasion treatment two to three weeks after a laser resurfacing procedure to help remove any residual dead skin cells that are sloughing off on their own.