Removing unwanted body hair is an unpleasant and at the same time necessary procedure. Having decided on laser hair removal, every girl wonders how long it lasts. Still, not everyone wants to experience pain for the sake of a short action.
How is laser hair removal done?
Often, not only women, but also men need epilation. They treat intimate areas, get rid of constantly growing mustaches and beards. The process of female and male hair removal does not differ from each other. The only difference is that in men, the surface of the hairline is larger, which means that the procedure will last longer in time.
Before epilating, make sure that you have no contraindications to the procedure. Be sure to tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have.
Before the session, the specialist conducts a test to determine the level of sensitivity of the patient’s skin to the effects of the laser. He epilates a small area of the skin, and in case of intolerable pain, burning, treats it with an anesthetic.
Laser hair removal is performed on cleansed skin, with a preliminary application of the gel. If the patient requires the application of an anesthetic, then the procedure begins only after exposure, that is, after about 15-30 minutes. During epilation, the doctor and patient must wear special goggles to protect the eyes. This is done for the reason that laser radiation negatively affects the pigment of the iris.
When everything is ready for the procedure, the doctor adjusts the device, focusing on the sensitivity and phototype of the client’s dermis. For example, alexandrite laser hair removal is exclusively for pale and fair skin, and laser hair removal with a diode laser is suitable for dark skin. Having connected the device, the doctor begins to drive the device over the areas that need to be removed. During the procedure, impulses appear that resemble flashes, as during photoepilation.
The duration of epilation depends on the number of treated areas. A beautician spends an average of 10-15 minutes on the following areas:
- Between the eyebrows;
- Upper lip;
- The chin.
It takes 20-60 minutes to remove hairs from the following areas:
- Small of the back;
The bikini area is also considered one of the most time-consuming, and therefore it takes at least 20-30 minutes to process it.
Experienced experts recommend that women epilate several areas close to each other at once. For example, legs and a deep bikini area.
According to the price list of Moscow clinics, the cost of laser hair removal ranges from 250 to 5000 rubles, depending on the area being treated. In other cities, prices are much lower.
How many procedures are needed and what does it depend on?
Hair grows differently on every part of the body. As a rule, in the armpit they are thick, hard and dark, and on the face they are many times thinner and lighter. Therefore, the number of sessions primarily depends on the place of hair removal:
- Face – 3-6 procedures;
- Arms, armpits, stomach, back – 5-10 procedures;
- Bikini – 5-10 procedures;
- Legs – 7-10 procedures.
During the first conversation, not a single cosmetologist will name the exact number of sessions that the patient will need to undergo. This is due to the fact that each person’s body works differently. It is impossible to predict in advance how the skin will react to the laser, and how quickly new hairs will grow. Perhaps one person will get rid of unwanted hair in the bikini area in 5 procedures, while the second one will have the problem only for the 10-12th time.
How long does the effect last
Not everyone knows how much laser hair removal is enough. After a full course of laser hair removal, skin smoothness is maintained for a period of 1.5 to 5 years. It should be borne in mind that the procedure is aimed at the destruction of follicles that are in the active stage of hair growth.
Sleeping bulbs are not detected by the laser. In this regard, over time, it is likely that some follicles will wake up, which means that hair growth will resume. This problem is eliminated by repeating the epilation course.