How does a laser work to remove hair?

February 22

For skin, I swear by Rebecca Treston at Euromed clinic. She’s the hidden gem that Dubaiians swear by as she’s been working here at different clinics for some time. I love the fact that Rebecca comes up with bespoke tailor-made treatments to help out with skin issues you come. I decided to come up with a new feature where I’ll be asking Rebecca a question once a month and this month I decided to ask about Laser hair removal – something I personally swear by – once you start getting it done, there’s no way you’ll go back to waxing. I asked Rebecca how laser works to remove hair and how many times we should be doing it to see results. If you have a question you’d like for me to ask Rebecca, tweet it to @myfashdiary or write it in the comment box below.

At the clinic we use the Cynosure elite laser system, which offers two wavelengths – the 755-nm Alexandrite laser and the 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser – in one laser system which means I can treat a wide variety of patients with different skin type and skin tones. The Alexandrite offers fantastic results for permanent hair reduction for light skin types; while the high-powered 1064-nm Nd:YAG is the safest wavelength for permanent hair reduction on darker skin types and tanned skin. As an added bonus, the inclusion of the SmartCool system ensures the ultimate patient comfort.

All KHR (LHR) works in the same manner – that is that the laser causes localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, in the area that causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin. Hair grows in several phases (anagen, telogen, catagen) and a laser can only affect the currently active growing hair follicles (early anagen). Hence, several sessions are needed to kill hair in all phases of growth.Multiple treatments depending on the type of hair and skin colour have been shown to provide long-term reduction of hair. Most patients need a minimum of six treatments.