It works by heating and killing the hair follicles to stop new hairs from growing. This puts the hair follicles in a state of dormancy for a long period of time – much longer than shaving and waxing. When the hair do grow back, they will be lighter, finer and fewer in number.
Laser hair removal is much more effective than IPL hair removal. It works best with darker hair colour on light skin tones.
In my clinic, GentleMax Laser is used for hair removal. The GentleMax laser combines with two leading devices, the GentleLASE and GentleYAG into one and offers patients the total hair solution in one machine. It is one of the most effective laser machines for hair removal. It can be used to treat black hair and bronze hairs. Significant hair reduction can be seen after a single session of treatment. Multiple treatments are needed in order to arrest the hair growth cycles to achieve long-term hair reduction.
It is usually treated at 4-6 weeks interval. Most people will require 6-8 sessions to achieve 70-90% hair reduction for a few years.
For best results, occasional maintenance sessions may be required to ensure that the hair follicles do not regenerate.