How does the laser work?
At Ayurve Skin Clinic we use the Candela Gentlelase, which is known as an Alexandrite laser machine. The laser has a beam that when applied to the skin will search for large areas of follicles and will heat the root, destroying the follicle. The lasers destroys only hair that is in its active growth phase which up to 85% of our hair is in that phase at any given time. The beam only effects the follicles and not the surrounding tissue therefore making this a safe and easy procedure.
Is it permanent hair removal?
Laser will not guarantee permanent hair removal, but if done correctly and enough (normally packages of 6 are required) most cases will find that the hair will not grow back or will be reduced by up to 80%, leaving it notably finer, softer and barely visible.
Is Laser safe?
Yes, laser has been approved by the FDA as a safe practice of hair removal, the Alexandrite laser which we use, was approved by the FDA in 1997, and has been proven that it does not penetrate far enough into the skin to cause any cancerous activity or cell mutation. There has been no cases of laser hair removal being linked to cancer. The beam in which comes out of the laser, only targets the hair follicles not surrounding tissue.
Can everyone have laser?
The most successful candidate for Laser hair removal are paler skins with darker hair. Olive skins can still have the procedure done if they have darker hair. Anyone that has blonde, red, white or grey hair are more unsuccessful, as laser is attracted to the pigment of the hair ( darker being better ). Come in for a free consultation and our practioner’s will advise you a proper course of action.
How many sessions will i need?
6 – 8 sessions are normally required; everyone is different so results will vary from person to person.
What are the side effects?
The skin may swell or redden a little bit after the initial treatment and will go down quite quickly. It is very important to stay out of the sun or sun beds 2 – 4 weeks prior your laser and for 2-4 weeks after laser as the sun can cause pigmentation to the skin if this is ignored. It is very important to listen to the practioner during the initial consultation.