After treatment the skin is cooled with cold compresses and pure aloe vera gel to soothe the skin.
All of the treated hair should fall out within 3 weeks of the treatment. This sometimes doesn’t start until 7-10 days after the session. Exfoliating can help encourage the dead hairs to fall out. During this time it may look as though the hairs are still growing but they are just working their way out of the skin.
Any hair which hasn’t fallen out and appears to still be growing after 3 weeks has probably been missed or not treated properly with effective settings. This is the optimum time for any touch up treatments to be carried out.
Once the treated hairs have fallen out, patients should notice a hair free period of a couple of week. When the new growth starts again patients are ready for their next session. This period of time varies hugely from person to person but is usually at about 8 weeks.
This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.