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How laser hair removal works

Glen Eden Medical | Grantham

An option that is classed as a life saver due to its ease of access and flexibility can also seem too good to be true. Laser hair removal aims to simply get rid of any unwanted body and facial hair. However, you may be wondering what the process actually consists of or where you can get treatment in Grantham? Here at Glen Eden Medical we unravel the mysteries and common questions below.

How is laser removal performed?

With the technology for laser treatments ever evolving and adapting to suit cosmetic purposes it is now even suitable to use on the face. Laser hair treatment works by depleting the targeted areas multiple times with short bursts of concentrated light energy. This light energy is then absorbed by the pigment in the active hair follicles, breaking them apart and disabling its ability to produce hair as quickly. After several treatments, some areas may stop producing hair altogether.

How permanent is laser hair removal?

Unfortunately, laser hair removal can’t be put down as a completely permanent way to remove unwanted body and facial hair, but it does permanently reduce the growth of this hair. In some areas, the follicles may be damaged enough to permanently stop producing hair, though it’s more than likely to see some form of reduction instead. Most clients need a top up appointment a few months after their treatment journey has ended and is completely natural. Due to laser hair removal treatment taking up to 1-6 sessions on a weekly to monthly basis, it’s important to understand that at the beginning of your treatment journey it ensures a positive reduction in the treatment area.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is entirely safe. Here at Glen Eden Medical we can assure you our professional team will provide you with a treatment which is safe. You will feel a little discomfort while you’re being treated which has been compared to the feeling like an elastic band being hit against your skin, but it should not be painful whatsoever. You’ll be provided with protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light and your treatment should run smoothly, however its important you wear broad spectrum sun protection due to the treated area will be a little vulnerable and sensitive to the sun’s rays.

Laser hair removal side effects

Your treated area might be a little swollen and red over the days following your initial procedure with this being completely normal as it’s just your skin’s inflammatory response to an outside stimulus. Soothing products such as aloe Vera gel, cold compresses, ice pack or a towel doused with cold water will certainly help soothe the irritation and calm the skin. Sun protection is vital, and you must avoid any unwanted pigmentation changes by sun damage to your temporarily vulnerable skin and apply sun protection whenever you are exposed to sun rays.

If you’re interested in having Laser Hair Treatment in Grantham then please don’t hesitate to contact us here today at Glen Eden Medical today.