What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal with an 810 diode machine is a cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to target and destroy hair follicles. The 810 diode laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, heating it up and causing damage to the follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
What Are The Benefits?
- Long-lasting results: Laser hair removal provides long-lasting results
- Precision: The 810 diode laser can target hair follicles with precision, leaving surrounding skin and tissue unharmed.
- Versatility: The 810 diode laser can be used on a variety of skin types and hair colors, although it works best on those with darker hair and lighter skin.
What Is The Downtime?
The downtime associated with laser hair removal with a 810 diode machine is minimal, with most patients able to return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Some patients may experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area, but this typically resolves within a few hours.
What Are The Pre-Procedure Instructions?
Avoiding sun exposure and tanning beds, discontinuing certain medications, and avoiding hair removal methods that disturb the hair follicle, such as waxing or plucking.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
While laser hair removal can provide long-lasting results, it is not considered permanent hair removal. Some hair may grow back over time, but it is typically lighter and finer than before the treatment. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the results.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions of laser hair removal required varies from person to person depending on their skin type, hair color, and the area being treated. Generally, most people require between 8-10 sessions, spaced approximately 4-8 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
How Long Are The Sessions?
The length of each session depends on the area being treated. Smaller areas such as the upper lip or underarms, legs may take 15-45 minutes, while full body can take up to 2 hrs.