What to Expect after Your First Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective procedures in the cosmetic industry. While this treatment can leave your body smooth and free of hair, it is important that you have a realistic understanding of what you should expect, and why you need more than one appointment with Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville to completely eliminate the hair. Here is what you need to know about this procedure as well as what you need to do after your treatment.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal in Jacksonville targets the hair follicle directly. At any given time, over 20% of your follicles are in the growth phase. During this period, melanin builds up in the follicle to result in new hair strands. Being a dark pigment, melanin is quite good at absorbing laser light. This is the basic concept behind laser hair removal. The melanin in the follicles absorbs the laser, resulting in the heating and subsequent death of the follicles.
What Should You Do after Your Treatment?
Thanks to the laser’s focus on the follicles, you will barely notice any immediate difference other than some redness from laser following your treatment. While the hair will still be visible, it is important to understand that the follicle that is responsible for its growth is already fried and dead. And without the follicle to anchor to, hair in the treated area will fall off on its own over the next couple of days. You may be tempted to tweeze or scrub the area to speed up the hair fall. However, this is not advisable for two main reasons:
1. It is impossible to tell if the hair you are pulling out has a dead follicle or not.
2. The skin needs to heal from the effect of the laser. Even after the initial swelling has faded, your skin will still be sensitive.
Avoid scrubbing or applying any form of pressure to the area for three to five days after laser treatment and only pat dry after a shower.
So What Happens after Your Treatment?
A few days following your laser hair removal treatment, you will notice what appears like new hair growth in the areas that have been treated. Amazingly, this is a sign that the treatment is working! Keep in mind that not all the hair removed by this procedure was above the skin. Rather, some hair was still within the follicle at the time of treatment. This is where scheduling another laser hair removal appointment comes in. Remember, only 20% of the hair follicles are destroyed during any given laser hair removal treatments.
Laser Hair Removal Jacksonville Beach FL at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach is an effective method for removing unwanted hair on almost any part of the body including your chin, legs, armpits, and even bikini line. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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