Laser hair removal permanently removes unwanted hair from the body. It can take up to five treatments to achieve the desired result, and treatments are usually scheduled six weeks apart.
Laser hair treatment does not damage the skin and works by targeting hair pigment. Since it targets the pigment, it is important not to wax or pluck hairs prior to treatment.
Both the technician and patient need to wear eye protection during laser hair removal. The technician will apply gel to the treatment area to protect the skin. However, laser treatment may cause minor swelling. Ointments or ice can be used to reduce the inflammation.