Your Laser Technician will not be able to go over areas with hair that's above the skin. They can't even go over areas with hair that has a rough stubble because it damages the laser and increases the chances of getting burned/pigmented, as well as makes the laser treatment hurt more.
Are follicles visible in laser hair removal?
Thanks to the laser's focus on the follicles, you will barely notice any immediate difference other than some redness from laser following your treatment. While the hair will still be visible, it is important to understand that the follicle that is responsible for its growth is already fried and dead.
How does the hair come out after laser hair removal?
When the laser targets the hair follicle, it damages the root of the hair. This damage signals to the body that the hair is no longer needed and will eventually be shed. In most cases, this occurs 1 to 3 weeks after your LHR treatment, and it sometimes looks like blackheads or stubble.
What are the downsides of laser hair removal?
Possible side effects of laser hair removal include:
- Herpes outbreaks.
- Hyperpigmentation, areas of skin that are darker than the surrounding skin.
- Hypopigmentation, areas of skin that are lighter than the surrounding skin.
What happens if you miss a spot shaving before laser hair removal?
If you forget to shave, the effectiveness of your treatment may diminish. The laser, instead of focusing on the follicles, might target surface hair.
What qualifications do you need for laser hair removal?
To obtain NVQ/VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser, you need to learn four units which are:
- 1 Laser and light treatments for hair removal.
- 2 Laser and light treatments for skin rejuvenation.
- 3 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries.
- 4 Management of health, safety and security in the salon.