Question: I’m considering laser hair removal, but I have blond hair. Is it true that laser hair removal isn’t effective on light-colored hair?
Are you a blonde? Then you’re in luck! New advancements in laser technology have made it possible to remove even blond hair. The only real challenge posed to this advancement involves the treatment of red or grey hair. Why? Because laser hair removal technology can’t differentiate red or grey hair from the surrounding tissue. Since laser hair removal works by preferentially targeting the melanin in hair follicles, clients with high-color contrasts, such as those with dark hair and light skin, tend to respond best to treatment.
The Science Behind Laser Hair Removal Is Awesome
If you have light colored hair, you may need to first dye your hair a darker shade before a laser hair removal procedure. But some newer laser technologies, like the Nd:YAG laser, can still successfully remove light-colored hair without having to dye it. This is because the Nd:YAG laser has a longer wavelength, and is highly sensitive to all color and melanin. This means it can more precisely penetrate hair follicles without damaging surrounding tissue.
Laser hair removal uses laser light pulses that selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin in them
How does laser hair removal work? Laser hair removal seems like magic, but the science behind it is simple—even for those with difficult hair and skin combinations! 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 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 eye gear and an elective topical anesthetic. Once the session begins, you’ll feel a stinging sensation, indicating that the laser has been activated. 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.
Blondes of the World Unite and Get Laser Hair Removal
There’s no question that laser hair removal works—and now even the fairest of the fair can enjoy its benefits. 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 clients experience permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions. But you’ll have to undergo multiple laser hair removal sessions 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 easily and painlessly removing 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 medspa service options of any national skincare provider. We hire only the most highly trained 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 medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying.
Want to learn more about laser hair removal? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to making sure you never have to shave or wax again.