What Happens if you Wax before Laser Hair Removal Session?
Many people are opting for Laser Hair Removal because of its multiple benefits. Laser Hair Removal treatment at Advanced Laser Clinic in Regina and Saskatoon is non-invasive, safe, quick, and the results last for a long period. The best thing about the treatment is that the procedure has no side-effects like other methods of hair removal such as redness, ingrown hair, razor bumps/cuts, blisters, etc. The treatment is popular among men too as they have dark and coarse hair which tends to grow back faster and thicker if the hair is removed with razor or waxing. Whereas with laser, the hair eventually stops growing and even if it does the new hair is much thinner. Therefore, one does not need to shave every day.
One thing that dermatologists recommend the patients is to avoid waxing for at least a month before the Laser Hair Reduction procedure.
One thing that dermatologists recommend the patients is to avoid waxing for at least a month before the Laser Hair Reduction procedure. This is to ensure that the laser removes all the hair from the target area effectively. The mechanism behind the working of hair removal is the principle of Selective Photo Thermolysis (SPTL). The term refers to the selection of laser light by the skin tissues where the laser is targeted. The concentrated laser beams cause localized damage to melanin (the pigment responsible for giving color to the hair). By heating the cells present in the hair follicle, the laser damages the roots of the hair. This ensures that the hair does not grow back in the target area. If a person waxes before the treatment, the hair might not grow back in the target area for a certain time period. If the hair follicles are not present underneath the skin, the laser has nothing to target, and this does not help to achieve optimum results.
Each strand of hair is at its own stage of development, and once the cycle is complete, it restarts, and a new strand begins to form. The growth rate varies from individual to individual depending upon gender, age, genetic predisposition, and environmental factors as well. The hair growth cycle has three stages- Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen phase.
Due to a difference in growth cycles, generally, six to eight sessions are recommended on an average through Laser Hair Reduction. The sessions are spaced out according to the growth cycle. The number of sessions for Laser Hair reduction varies from person to person, and the location of hair on the body but the sessions can typically span for a period of 12-24 months for long-lasting results.
The dermatologist recommends shaving the region before the procedure as it only eliminates the surface hair without affecting the roots. The laser does not cause any effect on the surface hair or the surrounding skin.