If you’re looking to be hair-free for the warmer weather in 2024, now is the best time to start your treatments!

Typically, laser hair removal treatments are performed at monthly or six-weekly intervals, allowing you time to crack on with your sessions without being interrupted by hot holidays that could postpone treatment.

While everyone requires a different number of treatments to achieve total hair reduction, most clients see a drastic reduction after completing an initial six-week course.

If you’re thinking about getting laser hair removal, here are the answers to some of our most common questions:

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal involves the application of a laser to target the melanin in your hair, generating a heat reaction called photothermolysis. The heat produced destroys the hair follicle, impeding future hair growth.

Your hair has multiple growth phases in its six-week cycle, with only around 20% of hair being in the phase of growth needed for the laser to affect it at a time. This is why it takes multiple sessions for all of your hair to be reduced.

How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?

Laser hair removal is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. The number of sessions needed for an individual to achieve total hair reduction depends on many things, including the treatment area, skin type, hair colour and the body’s responsiveness.

Most people will see an immediate difference in hair growth from their very first session and further visible reduction with every treatment.

We recommend starting with a package of 6 sessions and discussing further top-ups with your practitioner.

Does laser hair removal work on grey or blonde hair?

For the laser to target the hair, it relies on a contrast between the melanin in the hair and the colour of the skin. For this reason, laser hair removal is largely ineffective on grey or blonde hair.

This also means that those with darker skin may also have difficulty with laser hair removal if their hair is not dark enough to provide a contrast.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal can range between painless and moderately uncomfortable. As the laser destroys your follicle through a heat reaction, there can be a “zapping” or hot sensation when a lot of hair follicles are affected at once, but this sensation lasts mere seconds. If you have a lot of thick, dark hair, are having hair removal on a sensitive area, or you just have a low pain threshold, discomfort can be managed through cooling and energy reduction of the laser. Most clients describe the experience as very quick and easy, even if they experience a couple of moments of discomfort. Just ask our Google reviews.

How to start laser hair removal with Bianco Beauty

Bianco Beauty in Milton Keynes has been performing treatments in laser hair removal for many years. This highly effective treatment is an extremely popular option for people looking to eliminate unwanted hair.

Before undergoing treatment, every client must first have a consultation and patch test to ensure the treatment is suitable for them.

Following a successful consultation and patch test, you’ll be able to start sessions as soon as 24 hours later.

Book a consultation and patch test today!

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