Laser Hair Removal Benefits and Basics

About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal benefits can be summarised as is an effective way to remove unwanted hair with much higher chance of it not coming back. It removes your excess or unwanted hair by shaving, waxing, tweezing but if you’re not happy with it, laser hair removal may be an option.

Laser hair removal beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorb the light and this destroys the hair. We believe that lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini area and other areas.

Laser Hair Removal underarm at Omniya Clinic

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal benefits include precision, speed and predictability. Laser can selectively target dark course hairs while leaving surrounding skin undamaged. Each pulse of laser takes a fraction of a second and can target multiple hairs at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip or eyebrows can take less than two minutes to treat, larger areas such as legs can take 45 minutes to an hour.

If there are no underlying medical conditions that is affecting your hair growth, some patients report permanent hair loss after only 6 sessions.

Best Results

We generally advise Laser hair removal every four to six weeks for best results. Your practitioner will assess your hair growth and give you the best advice. The reason you would need to wait four to six weeks between laser hair removal sessions is because of the hair growth cycle.

Your hair grows in different cycles and for best results you need to treat the hair while it is in the anagen phase. This is the only phase where laser hair removal is effective.

Only 20% of hair is actively growing during an anagen growth phase. This is why multiple treatments are necessary for laser hair removal to be effective and to ensure you achieve long term results.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Many patients always want to know how the laser machine works. The laser machine at Omniya Clinic is attracted to the colour of the hair – the pigment or melanin present in the hair. This is why laser is not effective on patients with grey hair or red hair.

If you have an excess amount of melanin in your skin after being in the sun, laser hair removal can be very dangerous. Treating a patient with an active tan can result in unwanted burns which can lead to scarring and pigmentation. Our team are highly trained and experienced, and fully aware of the dangers associated with treating tanned skin.

What you need to know about your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

You should ideally avoid the sun for six weeks before you start doing laser hair removal. You must let your treating practitioner at Omniya Clinic know if you are going to be exposed to the sun, . They may need to do a test patch on your return and once the tan has faded. This being said, we are still able to treat all skin types, from type one to type six. The laser hair removal machine at Omniya Clinic has settings which we can adjust to ensure best results for each patient