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Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to remove unwanted hair. If you’re considering laser hair removal, you probably have many questions.

JW Holland Wellness Clinic has compiled the most frequently asked questions about laser hair removal.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by directing a beam of light onto the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, which damages the follicles and inhibits hair growth.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Yes, laser hair removal is generally considered safe. However, there are some risks associated with the procedure, such as skin irritation, scarring, and changes in skin pigmentation. It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced provider to minimize these risks.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal can be uncomfortable, but it’s usually not painful. Most people describe the sensation as a mild sting or pinch. Some areas of the body may be more sensitive than others.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed depends on several factors, including the thickness and color of your hair, the size of the treatment area, and your skin type. Generally, most people need 4 to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results.

How long does laser hair removal take?

The length of each treatment session depends on the size of the treatment area. Smaller areas, such as the upper lip or underarms, may take only a few minutes, while larger areas, such as the legs or back, may take an hour or more.

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?

Common side effects of laser hair removal include redness, swelling, and itching. These usually subside within a few hours or days. More serious side effects, such as scarring or changes in skin pigmentation, are rare.

Can I have laser hair removal if I have dark skin?

Yes, but it’s important to choose a provider with experience treating dark skin. Laser hair removal works best on people with light skin and dark hair, but advances in technology have made it possible.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for laser hair removal?

Yes, you should avoid sun exposure, waxing, and plucking for at least six weeks before your treatment. You should also shave the treatment area the day before your appointment.

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair. If you’re considering the procedure give us a call at JW Holland. Our team would love to talk with you and help you through this important decision!

To chat with our team or schedule your appointment give us a call at 918.398.8728.