CAN BLONDES GET LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Honestly? Define blonde. If you’re a rare natural blonde with light body hair, you’re likely not the right candidate for laser hair removal. But if you’re blonde by choice *wink* and your body hair is darker, then you’re in luck! New advancements in laser technology have made it possible to remove light brown hair. The only real challenge with laser hair removal is the treatment of red, grey, white or blonde hair. Why? Because laser hair removal works by preferentially targeting the melanin in hair follicles, so without melanin, there is no target. Patients with high-color contrasts, such as those with dark hair and light skin, tend to respond best to treatment.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK FOR LIGHT HAIR?
Laser hair removal seems like magic, but the science behind it is simple—even for those with difficult hair and skin combinations (as long as the pigment in the hair is darker than the pigment in the surrounding skin)! Laser hair removal uses laser light pulses that selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin in them. The follicle’s pigment absorbs the laser’s light pulse, damaging the follicle enough to significantly slow down and prevent hair regrowth.
The length of a laser hair removal procedure depends on the size of the treatment area, meaning a session can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. Before the actual laser hair removal session, you’ll be given protective eyewear and ice packs as needed. The actual session involves a series of laser pulses that results in a prickling and burning sensation. But don’t worry; the pain isn’t too bad. In fact, it’s similar to that of a rubber band snapping against your skin. Plus, a Zimmer chiller will be blowing cold air on the treatment area the entire time to mitigate any discomfort.
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There’s no question that laser hair removal works. It’s the preferred way to remove hair because it’s safer and more permanent than other methods such as waxing, plucking, shaving, and electrolysis. Laser hair removal is so effective that most patients experience permanent hair reduction after an average of six to eight treatments. Multiple laser hair removal sessions are needed to obtain maximum results because only hair in the anagen—or active—stage of hair growth can be successfully treated.
What’s more, laser hair removal is the only proven method available for permanently reducing hair from large areas of the body, including the back, chest, legs, and face.
LASERAWAY OFFERS THE NATION’S BEST LASER HAIR REMOVAL SERVICE
LaserAway is proud to offer the most diverse service options of any national aesthetic dermatology provider. We hire only the most highly trained medical staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, we use only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. We aim to make your experience comfortable, enjoyable, and satisfying.
Want to learn more about laser hair removal? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today. We look forward to making sure you never have to shave or wax again.