What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on January 14, 2016

laser-hair-removalLaser hair removal is a great way to remove unwanted hair. But, what does this procedure actually feel like? That is a question almost all first-time clients ask hair removal experts. Here is what you need to know before your first treatment.

What Happens When You Get Hair Removed By Laser?

Laser hair removal works by concentrating light onto the hair follicles you want to remove. The pigments in the hair follicle absorb the laser light. This destroys the hair, making it drop out of the follicle. The actual pulse of light, which lasts a split second, only affects the hair, and leaves the surrounding skin undamaged.

Proffer Surgical Associates utilizes Sciton’s Forever Bare BBL for their laser hair removal treatments. Per Forever Bare BBL’s website, “this is a revolutionary technology in hair removal. Traditionally, hair removal devices apply all of their energy to any given area all at once. By sending multiple lower fluence pulses at a high repetition rate, Forever Bare BBL provides a treatment that is safe, fast, efficacious, and comfortable. The motion BBL technology allows for extremely even heating of hair follicles and minimizes missed areas that occur with traditional hair removal devices.”

What Does This Feel Like?

Many people who have undergone laser hair removal report the sensation of the laser light pulse as the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. It does sting and it leaves a bit of a burning sensation, both of which can be uncomfortable.

This isn’t the case with Proffer Surgical’s laser. The light is hyper focused, and treatment is sent with lower fluence pulses, which means “that in addition to the motion BBL technology, the thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate on the Forever Bare BBL handpiece provides continuous cooling, even at maximum power, to keep the skin cool and comfortable before, during and after treatment.”

Laser removal sessions vary in time depending on which area of the body is treated. In that time, the hair removal professional will monitor the treatment area to see if there are any adverse reactions.

What Happens To The Skin After Laser Hair Removal?

Most clients report that most, if any, discomfort is gone within a few hours. However, the skin can remain sensitive for a short time after treatment.

Over the next 30 days or so, the treated hair will fall out and the skin will start to rejuvenate itself. During that time, it is critical to keep the treated area out of the sun. This helps protect the skin from any skin discoloration that could occur from exposure to the sun.

Most clients need to undergo at least six hair removal treatments for optimal results.

The cooler months are perfect to undergo laser hair removal. This is because skin is normally kept covered during these months anyway. Plus, you can complete several, or all of your sessions leaving you smooth for summer!

Proffer Surgical Associates in Amarillo can get your treatments to a fuzz free you started today!

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