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Can all hair be treated with laser?

Can all hair be treated with laser?

Treatment areas for women and men.

For women, the most common treatment areas are the upper lip and chin. Sometimes it is necessary to treat the entire face and neck.  When hair is dark and dense,  laser will be hundreds of times faster,  as well as much more economical than thermolysis.

Bikini lines, underarms and legs rank next in popularity with breasts, tummies, fingers and toes following. Complete bikini areas (brazilians) as well as the buttock area are  very popular.  Laser makes it possible to permanently clear large and multiple areas that are rarely tackled with thermolysis since this would require sometimes hundreds of hours.  It’s not hard to become “hooked” once the first area is completed, and carry on until it’s all gone.

For men, the popular areas to treat are, eyebrows, throat, and back. The most difficult is the male beard, but that too can be successfully completed, although often with the help of thermolysis, as beard follicles nay be extremely deep or multi-coloured.  Many men also desire to remove the coarse hairs that appear on the ear lobes or even the inner nose. Generally thermolysis is recommended for these areas.

Do Some Hairs not respond?

Because laser targets brown – dark pigment the best, it produces better results on darker hair. This really refers to the pigment within the bulb of the follicle, because that’s where the hair derives it’s colour from. The amount of heat generated in the follicle is proportional to the amount of dark pigment available.  Therefore, white and blonde hair (roots) will not respond. Grey and red hair respond only minimally, not recommended.  Medium brown may need to be tested for response. All darker hairs harbour sufficient pigment for a good response while deep black is very responsive.

The size of the root also matters. A very fine root will generate little heat resulting in minimal response, so best results are achieved in larger hair/follicles. Another difficulty arises with follicles which are extremely deep, as in male beards.

Areas which are in a  often in a hormonal growth period,  for example female faces, and male backs can have more unpredictable results. This does not mean results can not be achieved, it means that new hair growth in those areas may confuse the  visible results.

Can results be guaranteed?  When we apply laser judiciously,  treating candidates that present with  advantageous profiles, the vast majority respond as predicted after receiving 6 – 8 treatments.  Although it is very rare for hair to regrow on the body, there may perhaps be need for occasional touch-ups.  For facial areas, permanent results may appear to fade if new hair becomes stimulated.  This makes it difficult to guarantee permanence.  Thermolysis does not fare any better here, and although electrologists claim to be able to provide more effective permanent hair removal than laser, they do not guarantee their work.

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