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What Makes a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Are you tired of repeated shaving, tweezing, or waxing to eliminate unwanted body hair? Laser hair removal removes unwanted hair permanently by directing a focused light beam to heat the hair follicle and destroy it. It’s important to note that each person’s skin will react differently to laser hair removal. Some people may experience more pigment change, lightening, or darkening after a laser session than others without any adverse effects.

4 Things That Make You a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal

1: If you have dark hair, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal.

The darker your hair is, the faster the results will appear. Darker hair absorbs more energy than lighter hair, and that, plus the method of laser light ‘selective heating,’ means that it will be destroyed in a shorter period. People with naturally dark hair are often better candidates for laser treatment.

2: You should have healthy skin.

When you choose a laser hair removal center, it is essential to discuss your skin with your technician and ensure that their treatments are not likely to cause any adverse effects. Your technician should be able to provide a couple of examples of how the lasers can be delivered so that you know how the treatment will work on your skin and can decide if it’s right for you.

3: You should have realistic expectations and accept that the treatment may take several sessions.

Laser hair removal can take several sessions to achieve desirable results. Some hair colors or textures are more challenging to remove than others. If you have dark hair, you will typically see a reduction in hair after just one session. However, it may take several sessions for the desired result with lighter colors or those with very coarse hair.

4. Discuss your timeline goals during your consultation

You have to be prepared to continue treatments as some people may see some improvement after only one treatment, while for others, it can take several sessions. You must discuss your goals with your technician, as some people may prefer reducing the amount of hair on their body, and others may want to remove all of their unwanted hair. Those who commit to treatment until they see the results they want are often the most satisfied.

Schedule Your Consultation

Laser hair removal is an effective and safe way to remove unwanted hair permanently. At SkinCeuticals SkinLab by Plastic Surgery Associates, we have a dedicated laser hair removal technician who can discuss all options with you and recommend a suitable treatment plan. Feel free to contact us and make an appointment to discuss your options.

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