unwanted body hair

Treatment information and recommendations

How can unwanted body hair be effectively removed?

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure used to permanently reduce or remove unwanted body hair. It works by targeting the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles with concentrated beams of light, which are absorbed by the hair follicles and converted into heat. The heat damages the hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. Here’s how laser hair removal is typically performed:


Before undergoing laser hair removal, you’ll typically have a consultation with a dermatologist or licensed practitioner to assess your skin type, hair color, medical history, and suitability for the procedure. They will explain the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes of laser hair removal and address any questions or concerns you may have.


In the weeks leading up to your laser hair removal session, you may be instructed to avoid sun exposure, waxing, plucking, or electrolysis, as these activities can interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment. Shaving the treatment area a day or two before the session is usually recommended to ensure that the laser energy targets the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface.


On the day of the procedure, the treatment area will be cleansed, and a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort during the procedure. You will be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light.

The practitioner will adjust the laser settings based on your skin type, hair color, and treatment area.

A handheld laser device will be used to deliver pulses of laser light to the treatment area. The device emits a cooling sensation to minimize discomfort and protect the surrounding skin.

The laser energy targets the hair follicles in the active growth phase (anagen phase), where they are most susceptible to damage. Not all hair follicles are in the active growth phase at the same time, so multiple treatment sessions are typically needed to target all hair follicles effectively.

The duration of each laser hair removal session depends on the size of the treatment area. Small areas like the upper lip may take only a few minutes, while larger areas like the back or legs may take longer.

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