Full body laser hair removal
Full body laser hair removal is an effective method for removing unwanted hair. It is based on the powerful, selective action of light rays penetrating the very base of the follicle. Melanin in the follicle heats up, melts, and disappears without a trace. The earliest results can be noticeable in about 10- 12 days.
Laser hair removal is suitable for absolutely any area, including such delicate areas as bikini, armpits, etc. To get rid of the hair on the back and abdomen, hips, and shoulders laser hair removal is the best treatment in the world.
Laser hair removal treatment removes not only hair but also follicles, thereby preventing their growth. To achieve the most effective result, the procedure must be repeated several times, having completed the full course. Depending on many individual factors laser hair removal of the legs can be effective about after 3-5 sessions.
Full body laser hair removal FAQs
What’s the difference between laser hair removal and depilation?
Depilation is the removal of a hair shaft above the surface of the skin while preserving its follicle. These are shaving, pulling out hairs with tweezers or wax, chemical hair removal, sugaring, and depilation with a thread or an electric epilator. These methods always injure the surface layer of the skin. As a defensive reaction, the layer of dead cells increases. As a result, ingrown hairs and irritation form, and the skin becomes rough.
Laser hair removal is the removal of hair along with the follicle. In addition, laser exposure removes the capillaries that feed the hair bulb and the stem cells from which the follicle is formed.
During depilation, only the visible part of the hair on the surface is removed, which is why it will continue to recover and grow again. Whereas with laser hair removal, the entire hair is removed along with the root, bulb, capillaries that nourished it, and precursor cells.
How many procedures does full body laser hair removal require?
You will notice the desired result after 4-6 procedures. This is a conditional framework, the course may consist of 10 or even 15 sessions. It depends on the epilation area. The full body laser hair removal course consists of 6-8 sessions․
In each procedure, the laser affects the follicle in the growth stage, that is, the active hair. After its destruction, other bulbs wake up as compensation for the loss. They begin to grow from scratch and the hairs appear again. Therefore, several sessions are required.
In total, there will be several waves of active growth of dormant follicles, and each subsequent wave will get poorer and poorer: there will be fewer hairs in number, and they will become thinner in color. The number of these waves and the necessary procedures depends on the individual characteristics of the body. After all the bulbs are destroyed, you will forget about unwanted hair on the body for a long time.
How long does the effect last?
After completing the course, the result lasts from 2 to 5 years. It depends on the areas treated and the hormonal background.
The effect after the first procedure
According to statistics, after the first session, the amount of hair is reduced by 10-25%.
After each subsequent procedure, this percentage will increase.
Break between the procedures
It is necessary to have 1-2 months intervals between sessions. This interval is conditional and depends on the zone.
The exact number of necessary procedures and the time of breaks between them can only be determined by a cosmetologist during a consultation.
What happens during the break between sessions and why are they needed?
During the procedure, the visible part of the hair (actively growing) burns out with the help of laser exposure. The roots remaining in the depths of the skin, as the epidermis is renewed, will rise up and fall out. This process usually takes several weeks.
After all the roots fall out, dormant hair follicles begin to sprout. When they start to bother you, a second procedure is required to remove the hairs completely.
How often should I do the laser hair removal procedure?
For a stable result, 1 course of 5-10 procedures is required. The cycle is repeated every 2-5 years (depending on the area you have treated).
Why laser hair removal should be repeated?
There are hair follicles in the body that have been in “sleep mode” for a long time. They wake up in cases of “emergency” for the body: The “emergency” situations are:
- Hormonal misbalance;
- Taking oral contraceptives or other hormonal drugs.
The repeated course consists of fewer procedures: 2-5 sessions are enough to forget about the newly grown hairs.
How long after the procedure does hair lose out?
A small amount will drop at the end of the session. You will see significant results within 7-10 days. After the first treatment only 10-25% of the hairs will fall out.
If we are talking about 90-95% hair removal, then for this you need to undergo a course of laser hair removal procedures.
Does hair grow back after laser hair removal?
Yes, they are growing. Don’t be scared or upset, it’s expected. Laser hair removal has a cumulative effect.
Let’s analyze this issue in more detail. When does hair grow after laser hair removal?
You have completed 2-3 procedures, not 3-10 (course). The effect of laser hair removal (regardless of the type of laser) occurs only after a course of procedures. The number of sessions in one cycle depends on the characteristics of the body: skin type, hair color, the intensity of their growth, etc. The course includes an average of 3-10 procedures. If you have done only 1-2 laser hair removal procedures, the effect will be weak: the hair will grow again.
Light vellus hair may grow. Most of them “sleep” in a normal state, and after the destruction of thick dark hair, vellus hairs under the influence of hormones take on their role, this is a normal protective reaction of the body. The laser acts on the melanin of the hair. The laser energy is captured by this pigment. Due to heat, the root of the hair is destroyed. There is little melanin in blond hair, so the action of laser beams does not give a good result in this case.
The defensive reaction of our body. After the procedure, new dark thick hairs may appear and there are more of them than before laser hair removal. The laser kills hair roots in the active stage of growth. The body loses its natural defense against the cold. Reflex protective processes are launched in our body: the growth of “sleeping” and underdeveloped hairs is activated. This is a normal and expected process. Therefore, in order to fully get rid of unwanted hair, a course of procedures is necessary.
Hair follicles lie at different depths in different parts of the body, they may contain different amounts of melanin (basic black hairs or vellus). It is very important for a professional to correctly adjust the settings of the device by setting the desired laser wavelength.
Is full body laser hair removal harmful?
No, the procedure is completely safe if performed correctly.
Light waves do not penetrate deeper than the subcutaneous fat, so they cannot affect the internal organs.
Laser radiation does not harm the skin if the device is set up correctly.
Is it possible to have the treatment during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Doctors do not recommend pregnant women expose their bodies to unnecessary stress, whether it be injectable cosmetology or hardware.
There are no direct contraindications, but a nursing mother should not be exposed to any external influence so as not to provoke a loss of milk.
However, it is one thing if you need to remove the hair above the upper lip: these are limited areas and the treatment is carried out very quickly. In such cases, laser hair removal is allowed. Another thing is if you want to treat a large area – arms, legs, or bikini area. An experienced doctor will refuse to do the procedure on you. If you are pregnant or have recently given birth, choose your cosmetologist carefully to get the most personalized approach without harm to your health.
Is laser hair removal safe with varicose?
No. Varicose veins are one of the contraindications for laser hair removal.
With varicose veins, the superficial veins of the lower extremities suffer, blood stagnates in them and they expand. During laser hair removal, the skin is locally heated to a depth of 3-4 mm. When heated, the venous vessel expands, worsening the course of the disease. However, this is all about laser hair removal of the lower leg and thigh. There are no contraindications for the treatment of other areas in the presence of varicose veins.
Can I do laser hair removal while on my period?
Yes, you can have laser hair removal when you have your period. If you are having treatment on the extended bikini area, we would ask you to use a tampon for hygiene purposes.
Can you get laser hair removal over a tattoo?
Unfortunately, laser hair removal cannot be done over the tattoo and must work around it, so keep that in mind if you’re planning to get any more tattoos in the future. Infrared radiation destroys all dark pigments, including those in the paint of the picture. There is a risk that the tattoo will fade.
Is it possible to shave after laser treatment?
It is possible, but not recommended. As soon as you start to worry about the newly grown hairs, sign up for a second session of laser hair removal.
It is strictly forbidden between sessions of laser hair removal to use methods of removing hair from the root – using wax, sugar, an epilator, or tweezers. They are not compatible with the laser, so after one of these methods, the entire effectiveness of laser hair removal will be significantly reduced. For a second session, you will have to wait at least 3 weeks.
Is it possible to sunbathe or go to the solar after the treatment?
No. Refrain from sunbathing for at least 7-14 days after the procedure.
What not to do after full body laser hair removal treatment?
- Remove hair in other ways: wax, sugar, epilator, or tweezers.
- Sunbathe (including in the solarium) 7-14 days after the session.
- On the day of the procedure, do not take hot showers, baths, saunas, or swimming pools or use scrubs and hard sponges.
What to do with growing hair after the procedure?
- Do not attempt to shave, wax or sugar remove. Ingrown hairs appear just after such manipulations. They should also be removed with laser hair removal.
- the main advantages of laser hair removal of the body
- hair removal without pain – during the procedure, the skin is blown by the built-in cooling system;
- high speed – a few minutes, and you will get rid of unwanted hair;
- safety – the laser does not harm the skin, it affects only the hair and its roots.