Laser hair removal is a popular method for men and women to get rid of unwanted body hair.
At-home methods can have undesirable or short-lived results. So, it's no question why people turn to professional treatment to achieve their desired outcomes.
Our team at HealthOne MediSpa & Skin Clinic delivers aesthetic procedures to help every patient look and feel their best.
We sat down with Rachel Pooyanmehr, our Advanced Cosmetic Nurse, to get her answers on the most common questions about laser hair removal.
How does laser hair removal work?
During the procedure, a laser causes to heat up hair follicles (around 2-5 mm deep in the skin) to the point where they become damaged. They will either stop producing hair or produce hair less efficiently. This leads to either no hair growth or growth of lighter, finer hair.
This happens to each hair follicle across the area being treated, whether small or large. The type of machine used varies from place to place.
At HealthOne, we use state-of-the-art technology by Venus Concept™. The Venus Velocity™ machine provides an effective, quick, and comfortable experience. It also uses diode lasers and a real-time cooling system. This means a constant temperature is kept throughout your session. This industry-standard machine puts your comfort and safety first.
What happens during an appointment?
“All of our clients will have a medical consultation before buying any packages we offer for treatment,” Rachel shared.
You will be asked about your medical history to make sure your experience goes smoothly. Next, your technician will apply cooling gel (ultrasound gel). They will give a pulse of light to the area while monitoring your skin. Once complete, you'll be given sunscreen to apply, ice packs wrapped in a soft cloth and/or other treatments to reduce any discomfort as needed.
How many sessions do I need?
“Specialists suggest six sessions spaced out by six weeks each. This means that the full treatment cycle can take up to nine months. Our laser machine permanently reduces hair growth. You’ll likely notice fewer hairs after each session."
You can speak with a technician to find out how many appointments you will require.
Will laser hair removal be effective on my hair and skin type?
For healthy skin and hair, the short answer is yes.
“The Venus Velocity™ technology used at HealthOne is suitable for all skin and hair types. But there are some health conditions that are contraindications to laser hair removal.”
Patients with psoriasis, bleeding disorders, severe reactions to histamines, healing problems, or active infections, may not be able to undergo treatment. The same applies if you use Accutane or Retina, or have experienced chemotherapy or radiation in the last six months. You can discuss any medical concerns you have during your consultation.
Is laser hair removal uncomfortable?
The answer is different for everyone, but overall, Rachel noted the discomfort is minimal.
“It depends on how much hair the client has and which area of the body is treated. Some clients have sensitive skin and lower pain tolerance. We usually hear from clients that pain is mild, tolerable and much less than waxing.”
Our aesthetic nurses strive to provide amazing customer service and aesthetic outcomes. Please let your technician know how we can make your experience more comfortable. With the help of an expert team like HealthOne MediSpa & Skin Clinic, you’ll see better results for your unwanted body hair.
Laser hair removal is safe, effective, and available for both men and women. We look forward to providing you with revitalized skin and effective results.
Still have questions about laser hair removal? Learn more on our service page.