What Happens During a Hair Removal Session?

It is not a new idea to have a permanent method of removing unwanted hair. Theodore H. Maiman invented laser hair removal in 1960. Since then, technology has improved rapidly. Allure Enhancement Centre in Lafayette, LA uses lasers to remove hair. They are comfortable, efficient, and highly effective. This is what you can expect during and before a treatment session.

What Happens During a Hair Removal Session?

A laser hair removal session is used to remove unwanted hair. The treatment area is cleaned and an applied topical anesthetic. After that, the laser is calibrated according to your skin color and your skin tone. This has several benefits. Lasers that are calibrated to each person remove more unwanted hairs from the area. The skin is not burned and there are no risks.

After the laser has reached the right temperature, it can emit short bursts of laser light energy. Each burst of laser light energy lasts less than one second and can be used to treat an area as small as a quarter. The laser energy hits the targeted hair follicles and the hair follicles absorb it. This causes them to stop growing their hair. The laser will stop emitting energy to the active growth phase of hair follicles.

What is the Average Treatment Time?

Your treatment time will vary depending on how large the areas are to be treated and how many sessions are involved. The laser will only be used for five minutes if you’re only trying to get rid of unwanted hair underarms. You might need to use the laser for a longer time if you want to treat both your upper and lower legs in one session.

What Number of Sessions will I Need to Achieve my ideal Results?

We will evaluate the texture and color of your hair during your first consultation to determine the number of sessions that you may need. Hairloss can be achieved by most clients in two to four sessions. Certain skin and hair colors are more suited for treatment than others. You may require more treatment if you have light skin and hair that is blonde, gray, or red than someone who has darker skin.

Is the Treatment Painful?

Our lasers are painless and extremely effective. The older lasers could burn the skin and cause severe pain for a long time. The lasers are more comfortable today. We also apply a topical numbing lotion to the skin to prevent any discomfort.

Many people feel refreshed and rejuvenated after laser treatments. This is because the heat from the laser penetrates to the skin’s deepest layers. The treatment is like a hot stone massage, which simultaneously relaxes as well as invigorates.

What Areas Can be Treated?

The safety of laser hair removal is one of the best benefits. The lasers can be used for hair removal from almost any location. Our lasers are most effective in removing unwanted hair from the back, face, and underarms. Men are more likely to focus on the arms, back, chest and shoulders.

Is it Really Safe to Remove Hair From My Face?

Yes. Yes. You can use advanced lasers to remove unwanted hairs from your face or chin. No matter which part of your body is being treated, the eye protection will protect you from the laser light. There is no risk in treating your neck, chin, or face as long as you’re a suitable candidate.

Is there any area that Can’t be Treated?

Yes. The FDA doesn’t recommend this treatment in three areas of your body. The FDA doesn’t recommend eyebrows as a first area. If you have a bald area, you’ll need to keep plucking and waxing the individual hairs. The FDA does not recommend treatment for the temples or upper cheeks.

What is the Treatment Process?

Laser hair removal is achieved by calibrating an FDA-approved light source to your skin tone and hair color. After the device has been calibrated, it seeks out dark hair follicles during the anagen stage of growth and “zaps them” with high levels of light energy. The light energy damages the hair follicle and makes it impossible to grow hair again.

What is the Anagen Phase in the Hair Growth Cycle?

The anagen phase of the hair-growth cycle is the initial phase. Your body has approximately 5 million hair follicles. At any one time, between 4 and 4.5 million of these follicles can be found in the anagen stage. Depending on your genetics, this phase of hair growth can last between two and seven years. Without maintenance, your hair may grow up to 18 inches.

What Happens After the Anagen Phase?

The catagen phase is also known as the transitional stage in the hair-growth cycle. This phase lasts for only two to three weeks and stops hair growth. Your hair then disconnects from the blood supply. The third phase of hair growth is now complete. The telogen phase is also known as the final phase. However, some call it the shedding stage.

This phase lasts approximately three months. It involves hairs that have just come out of the catagen phase being pushed out so that new hair can push through their follicles. Every day, 50-100 hairs can fall out. You probably won’t notice the hairs on your scalp shedding onto your hairbrush because there are millions of hair follicles in the anagen phase.

What is the Average Treatment Time?

The heat from the laser light energy is permanent, unlike other methods of removing unwanted hair such as plucking, waxing, and tweezing. The hair follicles have been destroyed and are not able to produce new hair.

This is subject to a caveat. New hair growth can be encouraged by hormonal changes, weight gain, and other body changes. You may need to return for a follow-up appointment if you cannot prevent rapid, drastic weight gain.

Is this the Right Candidate for Treatment?

If you have dark skin and dark hair, this may make you a good candidate for the treatment. Because of the high contrast between the skin and the hair, it’s easy for the lasers to see the actively growing hairs. This makes dark hair and coarse skin the best candidates for this treatment. You can still be considered a candidate even if you have dark hair and a darker complexion. It is however more difficult for the lasers to distinguish the hair from the skin.

You may need more treatments if your skin is pale or fair. This is completely safe. However, you may need to do an additional session to get the desired results.

Who isn’t a Good Candidate for this Type of Treatment?

This type of treatment is not recommended for people with fair hair and pale skin, or dark hair and light skin. Although treatment is safe, lasers aren’t yet sophisticated enough to treat small variations in color. To achieve the best results, it may take more sessions. This treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.

It is unclear whether the treatment is safe for pregnant women or mothers who are breastfeeding. There has not been enough research. You should wait until you give birth to this treatment.

What Should I do to Prepare for Treatment?


To prepare for your treatment, it is important to shower on the morning of your session. You should wash your body with a mild body wash, and your face with a gentle facial wash.

Before treatment, you should not do any other things to your skin than shave. You should avoid using any makeup, oil, creams, lotions, or roll-on perfumes, and you shouldn’t wear them to your treatment sessions. You will be asked to remove any cosmetics you may have on your appointment.


Shaving the area is an important step in getting ready for your treatment. You can reduce irritation by shaving the area within 24 hours of your appointment. We will need to shave your treatment area within 24 hours of your appointment. You should not try any other methods of hair removal, such as waxing, epilation, or tweezing. These methods can cause irritation.

Avoid Certain Topical Products

Do not apply any lotions or creams that could cause photosensitivity within the 72 hours before your appointment. You should avoid chemical peels, as they may contain hydroxy or salicylic acid. Retinol (vitamin B) is also something you should avoid. You should also avoid benzoyl peroxide (another ingredient found in many acne medications).

Avoid Unnecessary UV exposure

In the weeks before your treatment, it is crucial to reduce UV exposure. Avoid tanning beds during this time and avoid them for at least two weeks following your treatment. In the weeks before your treatment, you should protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has a minimum 30 sun protection factor. You should apply sunscreen every day, rain or shine.

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