Heat from a laser destroys cells that have a lot of pigment (color). Since dark hair has a lot of pigment, it absorbs the most heat. Hair transfers heat to the hair follicles and destroys them, so hair can't grow. A hair follicle has to be in its anagen, or growth, stage for the procedure to work.
Should I shave before laser hair removal?
Shave Before Treatment You should shave within 24 hours of your scheduled laser appointment. Your laser technician cannot treat areas that have hair above the skin. You cannot even receive treatment if there is rough stubble because this may create too much heat for the pigment of your skin.
Should I laser my pubic hair?
' Yes, it is safe to laser the pubic area for most patients. It should be noted that this is one of the more sensitive areas when it comes to laser hair removal, but it is quick and effective. Many patients also believe it is overall less painful than waxing.
How do you shave your pubes for laser hair removal?
Here are some tips to help you in that regard.
- It helps to section out the bikini area for shaving.
- Using scissors, trim off all long hairs before going in with a razor.
- Ensure your bikini area is wet.
- Don't be in a rush to finish.
- Don't exert too much pressure while shaving.
Can I shave 3 hours before laser hair removal?
Shave within 24 hours of your laser appointment. Your Laser Technician will not be able to go over areas with hair that's above the skin.
What is the cycle of laser hair removal?
Each cycle can be broken down into three phases: Anagen: the active growing stage. Catagen: the transitional stage. Telogen: the resting stage.