Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. The laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, which damages the hair follicle and reduces or prevents future hair growth.
Laser hair removal can be used to target hair on the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other areas of the body. The treatment is suitable for both men and women and can be customised to suit the individual’s skin tone, hair colour, and hair texture.
Multiple sessions of laser hair removal are typically required to achieve optimal results, as hair grows in cycles and the treatment is most effective during the anagen (growth) phase. The exact number of sessions needed will depend on the area being treated, the individual’s hair type and colour, and other factors.
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive and relatively painless procedure, with minimal downtime or recovery required.
Laser hair removal with Lutronic’s Clarity 2 is special for several reasons. One of the key features of this laser is that it uses both Alexandrite and Nd:YAG wavelengths, which allows for more customised and effective treatments for individuals with a range of skin types and hair colours.
Alexandrite lasers have a wavelength of 755 nm, which is well-absorbed by melanin, the pigment that gives colour to hair. This makes Alexandrite lasers particularly effective for removing hair from individuals with light to olive skin tones and darker hair colours. However, Alexandrite lasers may not be as effective for individuals with darker skin tones or blond hair, as the laser energy may be absorbed by the skin instead of the hair follicles.
Nd:YAG lasers, on the other hand, have a longer wavelength of 1064 nm, which is less well-absorbed by melanin. This makes Nd:YAG lasers safer and more effective for individuals with darker skin tones, as the laser energy is less likely to be absorbed by the skin and cause damage. Nd:YAG lasers are also effective for removing hair from individuals with thicker hair, which may not be as responsive to other types of lasers.
The Clarity 2 is also equipped with the IntelliTrack system, which uses a unique handpiece tracking technology to ensure that each laser pulse is delivered precisely and accurately to the treatment area. This helps to maximise treatment efficacy and reduce the risk of complications.
Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair from almost any area of the body. Some of the most common areas include:
It’s worth noting that laser hair removal is not recommended for certain areas of the body, such as the eyebrows, as the laser can be too powerful and cause damage to the eyes. Additionally, some individuals may experience more discomfort during laser hair removal on certain areas of the body, such as the bikini area or underarms, but the cooling system in the Lutronic Clarity 2 can help to alleviate discomfort.
The number of laser hair removal sessions needed can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the individual’s hair colour, skin type, and the area of the body being treated. On average, most individuals require 6 treatments, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
During each laser hair removal session, the laser targets and destroys hair follicles that are in the active growth phase. However, not all hair follicles are in the active growth phase at the same time, which is why multiple sessions are needed to target all the hair follicles in the treatment area.
After the initial series of treatments, individuals may need occasional touch-up sessions to maintain the results. The frequency of touch-up sessions can vary depending on the individual, but they are typically needed once or twice a year.
It’s important to note that laser hair removal is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and the number of sessions needed can vary based on individual factors. It’s best to consult with a trained professional to determine the appropriate treatment plan for your unique needs.
Yes, laser hair removal with the Lutronic Clarity 2 is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and experienced professional.
The Clarity 2 system uses advanced technology to deliver laser energy to the hair follicles while protecting the surrounding skin, making it a safe and effective option for hair removal. Additionally, the system is equipped with a cooling device that helps to reduce discomfort and protect the skin from damage during treatment.
However, as with any medical procedure, there is a small risk of side effects with laser hair removal. These can include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treatment area, which typically resolve within a few hours to a few days. In rare cases, more serious side effects such as burns, blisters, or changes in skin pigmentation can occur.
It’s important to choose a reputable provider who is trained and experienced in laser hair removal, and to follow all pre- and post-treatment instructions to minimise the risk of side effects.