You may have heard rumours that only certain people can have laser hair removal. However, the treatment is actually suitable for most people. It’s simply a case that some skin and hair types can be more difficult than others, which might mean more treatments are needed. However, this is something that one of our practitioners will explain to you during the consultation phase. This is why the consultation is so important. The practitioner will take a look at your skin and hair type, and they will make their recommendations regarding how many treatments they think you’re going to need.
Generally speaking, there are three things that are going to impact the number of treatments required: your hair type, skin type, and the treatment area. Coarse and dark hair is the best hair type of laser hair removal. Nevertheless, advances in technology mean that lighter hairs can be treated. Dark hair and pale skin is the ideal combination. This is because the contrast between the dark hair and light skin enables the melanin to be targeted easily. If you have darker skin or light hair, you may need to have a few more treatments.
Laser hair removal works extremely well when it comes to larger areas, such as the back, arms, legs, and underarms, facial hair (chin or upper lip) and bikini area for example. All of these areas have seen effective results from laser treatment. Laser hair removal is best for groupings of hair that need to be removed permanently, rather than the odd hair here and there.