The Permanent Touch

Can all hair be treated?

Can all hair be treated?

Treatment areas for women and men.

For women, the most common areas are the upper lip and chin. Sometimes it is necessary to treat the entire face. It is rarely necessary to remove all follicles as the majority of facial hairs are too fine to worry about. Only the pigmented or longer hairs need to be treated.

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. 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. Many men also desire to remove the coarse hairs that appear on the ear lobes or even the inner nose, although this is more easily accomplished using thermolysis.

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 hormonal growth cycle, , 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.

 causes of hair growth in women

hair growth in men