Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s the quick scientific rundown.
Laser Hair Removal uses laser energy to banish unwanted hair from the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. It works by sending targeted laser energy to hair follicles and disabling them. The laser energy is attracted to the pigment of the hair, and, after a series of treatments, the hair follicle is permanently damaged and the hair is permanently reduced.
Using a small handheld device, your aesthetician will gently deliver pulses of laser energy to the specific treatment area to damage the hair follicle. By utilizing energy in numerous small, short bursts our laser hair removal keeps skin protected, progressively raising the follicle temperature to the ideal level for hair removal. Treatment times vary depending on what area you’re having treated. The treatment is painless, often described as “a rubber band flicking you.” The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the hair follicle. The hair treated with laser hair removal will typically fall out between 14-21 days after treatment. Laser hair removal can be used almost anywhere on the body except for around the eyes.
Clients have noticed an average 80-90% reduction in hair growth. Results with laser hair removal are long-lasting and permanent. Sometimes, conditions such as pregnancy, menopause, or hormonal conditions can trigger regrowth, however, this will be much lighter and finer. There is no downtime and you can return to your regular activities right away, however, for a handful of days, you may notice slight redness on the treated areas.
Yes, completely. Side effects may include slight redness and pigmentation changes to the skin, though the latter is very rare. Those who are pregnant, or think they may be pregnant, and those who are taking acne medication should consult with their doctor before undergoing laser hair reduction.
Chat with your Youthbar esthetician if you have any questions.