“Laser hair removal works on all skin tones and complexions, as long as the center uses the right lasers,” Christian Karavolas, owner of Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal Spa, tells Teen Vogue. “For darker skin, one needs a wavelength that bypasses the epidermis and gets rid of the hair in the root.”
Is it possible for laser hair removal to not work?
If you are having laser treatments and your hair is blond, red or grey we would recommend that you stop. Due to the lack of pigment in these hair types laser will not work. In order for laser to work you need to have pigment in your hair. The lighter the hair the more difficult it is for the laser to target.
How likely is laser hair removal?
Khorasani said laser hair removal is usually effective in removing 80 to 90 percent of hair. “There will be always a little bit of hair that may come back,” he said.
What are the negatives of laser hair removal?
Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.
Is Brazilian laser embarrassing?
Getting embarrassed about having laser hair removal on your Brazilian area is perfectly normal. It can be a bit intimidating visiting a clinic, undressing and letting a complete stranger get up close and personal with you!.
Why is my hair still growing after laser hair removal?
Why do hairs continue to grow after the the treatment? This is mainly due to the hair’s growth cycle. Hairs in the anagen, or active phase will be affected by the laser. The hairs in the catagen, or dormant stage will be unaffected during the treatment and grows when it goes to the anlagen phase.
How can I speed up the shedding after laser hair removal?
Exfoliating frequently (scrub or continued shaving) will help speed up the shedding process. Hair growth will be less after each treatment. Laser targets the pigment in the hair. The darker the hair the better the result.
Can you see results after one session of laser hair removal?
You can begin to see hair fall out in approximately 1-3 weeks post-treatment. Laser hair removal can only damage hair that is in its active growth stage. Although hair will appear thinner and less noticeable with just one treatment, you’ll need to return for multiple follow-up appointments to see optimal results.