In most cases, clients who may have hormonal problems need more sessions to achieve the desired result. If laser hair removal doesn't work, we recommend that you see your family doctor for a blood test. When laser hair treatments fail to achieve perfect results, there are several reasons why this may be the case. The most common reason has to do with skin and hair pigmentation, and the laser finds it difficult to differentiate the two.
On a daily basis, I see clients for laser hair removal consultations who have undergone unsuccessful laser hair removal treatments before coming to Medispa Jouvence. Sometimes it's obvious why they didn't get results, for example, their hair is gray. Other times there's no good reason why they don't treat each other well. There are numerous reasons why a laser hair removal treatment might not work for you.
Keep in mind the following 10 reasons why laser hair removal might not be effective for you. The laser won't see gray, blonde, or red hair. If you were treating your chin, for example, and your chin had some gray hair and some black hair, the black hair should have been treated successfully, but the gray hair will remain. If the treatment site only had dark and dyed hair, then you should have seen a result.
The thicker the hair, the better. If the hair at the treatment site is OK, it will not be treated well, if at all. I see a lot of clients who said that when they started their laser treatment, the hair was fine, but now all the hair stays and now it's clear. The treatment zone needs to be shaved, so if fine hair is shaved, the texture of that hair will change.
But, you have to leave your hair fine as it is. If the hair is very thin, you should leave it alone. Don't shave it and don't do laser hair removal on that hair. The reality is that some people are not good candidates for laser hair removal.
I have seen many people, who have come for a laser consultation after having had lasers before. They didn't get results or they burned. There is a limit to the amount of skin color I will treat simply because I will NEVER risk damaging the skin and even if a client with a lot of color gets any improvement, it will be very slow and very expensive because they will need many more treatments than the average person. If you've had laser treatments, have a lot of skin color, and didn't get a result, it's probably because the settings were set too low so you didn't get burned, but you didn't see an improvement either.
You can learn more about why laser hair removal is not recommended for everyone. When laser hair removal is performed, the only way to remove hair, at the treatment site, is by shaving. You can't remove hair from the follicle. While doing laser hair removal, if you are waxing, waxing, or threading the treatment site, you won't get the best results.
The laser needs to see colored hair in the hair follicle. If you are removing it (waxing, waxing, threading) there is nothing there for the laser to see and that follicle will not be treated, the hair will continue to grow. In Canada, the laser hair removal industry is not regulated. If you receive treatment for your laser hair removal with an unqualified technician, your results may not be good.
Often, inexperienced technicians will “treat you badly”. They will set the laser at very low energy levels to prevent it from burning, but you won't get a good result either. To do laser hair removal well, a laser hair removal technician must have worked on many different skin types and hair types. A qualified technician can immediately recognize the amount of color in the skin, the amount of color in the hair and the thickness of the hair.
These three factors will determine the energy set in the laser machine. And it is the configuration of the laser machine that will determine your results or the lack of them in the end. When performing your laser hair removal treatment, the technician must be meticulous and cover the entire surface of the treatment site. The attention to detail and thoroughness of laser sessions are very important to get good results in the end.
Lorie Docker considered one of Montreal's leading experts in skin analysis and non-surgical anti-aging treatments. Lorie has been highlighted and cited as a renowned expert in medical aesthetics in several news articles, and has appeared on Global's This Morning Live television program and CJAD's Health Show. View all posts by Lorie Docker. Although laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for extended periods, it usually doesn't result in permanent hair removal.
Several laser hair removal treatments are needed for initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments may also be needed. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have fair skin and dark hair, but it can be successfully used on all skin types. Laser hair removal works by heating hair follicles to prevent new hairs from growing. This puts the hair follicles in a dormant state for a long period of time, much longer than with shaving and waxing.
When the hairs grow back, they will be lighter, thinner and less numerous. Laser hair removal is not recommended for eyelids, eyebrows, or surrounding areas, due to the possibility of serious eye damage. For best results, it is essential that the patient follow the proper preparation protocol prior to a laser hair removal treatment. If you undergo laser hair treatment at a facility with inadequate or outdated laser technology, there is a high chance that you will not experience the type of results you expect.
And while full laser hair removal takes several months, you can also shave between visits. Laser hair treatment is a relatively new procedure, with treatments dating back to the early 90s. If the hair follicles have very little pigmentation (white hair, light red hair, or light blonde hair), it will be difficult for the laser to target them correctly. When the doctor activates the laser, the laser beam will pass through the skin to the hair follicles.
If hair growth is the result of a hormonal imbalance, laser hair removal may not work at all for excess facial and body hair. I've been in the business of waxing for years, but when I kept watching Groupons and other “daily deals” that appeared for laser hair removal, I was curious. Miniature versions of laser hair treatments are commercially available for home use, but their safety and effectiveness are unclear. .