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What Happens During Laser Hair Removal?

21st June 2013

So you've heard about laser hair removal being effective for permanent hair removal. Is the word laser putting you off, or do you want some more information on the popular hair removal treatment before giving it a go? Here at sk:n we've done our best to answer your most popular laser hair removal related questions.

1. Is it Painful?

You may experience some minor pain during laser hair removal, but this is to be expected as with any effective hair removal method. Let's remind ourselves that the alternative hair removal methods aren't always pain-free, as waxing isn't exactly painless. However, if you fear you may struggle with pain we have a numbing cream to help.

2. How Often Should I Get Treatments?

You'll need to have the desired area treated between every 4-6 weeks for around 8 months to achieve the best overall results.

3. What Are The Lasers Doing?

If you've ever wondered what the lasers are doing during the treatment then we can explain. The process works with the energy from the laser travelling down to the base of the hair follicle. The lasers are attracted to the melanin in the hair follicles where it then turns into thermal energy. This damages the base of the hair follicle limiting and prolonging re-growth.

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