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Science Decoded: How Laser Hair Reduction Works

Since time immemorial women have gone the extra mile when it comes to personal grooming. Be it comfort, hygiene or just aesthetics, body hair removal is an important part of women’s grooming. 

Over time women have discovered numerous ways of body hair removal. Right from waxing to shaving to epilators, we’ve seen it all. While some take a whole lot of time, and others are extremely painful to endure. But as time goes by, our hair removal methods have also gone through an upgrade and we were introduced to Laser Hair Reduction. 

So here we are, decoding the science behind laser hair reduction.

Let’s start with what is Laser Hair Reduction?

Let’s break it down. To put it in simple terms, Laser Hair Reduction is just the process of reducing hair growth by destroying the root of the hair follicles through laser. With the help of pulses of light designed to heat the hair follicle (till it dies), they are destroyed. This includes the use of specific wavelengths of light that target pigment to keep the skin unharmed. 

P.S. This is why laser hair reduction is known to be most effective on darker hair. 

That’s good to know but why does it take so many sessions for the results to set in?

On average it takes some months for the full treatment, with sessions about 4 weeks apart (depending on the area being treated).  This is done because the treatment is effective only when the follicles are on their active growth cycle. With these growth phases in mind, the treatments are done on specific intervals.  Also, each part of the body has a different growth cycle so depending on the area of treatment, the time required to complete the treatment may vary. 

That sums most of it up but what should one do after every session? Is there an aftercare procedure?

Yes, while there are certain treatments you can opt for post-consultation with your doctor, there are some easy precautionary steps you can take after each session. Refrain from any hair removal process like waxing, shaving or plucking. Avoid exfoliation, excessive sweating, swimming, saunas or very hot showers for about 1-2 days after the treatment. Wearing restrictive/tight clothing should also be avoided in the process.  It is also advised to avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight after your treatment. 

So now we know how the treatment works and is completely safe and painless, why don’t you book your consultation with our experts at Bodycraft Clinic to know more on how you can go about your treatment? We promise you won’t be disappointed!