Cosmetic Laser Training Courses in Sacramento Help aspiring Laser Technicians Master

The Latest Techniques for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a fast, effective way to remove unwanted hair, permanently. The treatment uses concentrated pulses of light energy to damage the pigments that form hair follicles, which prevents them from growing new hairs. It is an ideal alternative to shaving, waxing, plucking, and other hair-removal techniques. Our cosmetic laser training courses in Sacramento help aspiring laser technicians to master the latest techniques for safe and efficient laser hair removal.

In order to achieve the best results from laser hair removal, it is essential to have a clear understanding of how hair growth works. Most men and women experience a combination of active hair growth and resting cycles. Hair follicles that are in the anagen (active) phase are most responsive to laser treatments because they are absorbing nutrients from the blood, which encourages hair growth. Hair follicles in the catagen (transitional) and telogen (resting) phases are less likely to respond to laser treatments because they are not receiving nourishment from the blood.

During the consultation, your aesthetic practitioner will examine the areas you want to be treated and discuss your skin type, medical history, and goals for the treatment. They will also explain the procedure, including its benefits and potential side effects. It is important to avoid using any other hair removal methods on the treated area, such as waxing or plucking, for at least a month prior to your appointment. You should shave the areas before your treatment to ensure that the hairs have not been removed by the root, which can interfere with the effectiveness of the procedure.

On the day of your treatment, your aesthetic practitioner will choose an appropriate setting for the laser, provide you with protective eyewear, and prepare the area by cleansing it. They will then place the handpiece of the device over the targeted area and administer pulses of light. The sensation is mildly uncomfortable, but most patients do not consider it painful. Many describe it as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin.

The treatment is quick, convenient, and comfortable. Most sessions last only a few minutes, although treatment of large areas can take up to an hour. You may experience some redness or swelling immediately after your session, but these side effects should disappear shortly. During your recovery period, you should avoid sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors.

The results from laser hair removal are permanent, but you will likely need a series of sessions to achieve your desired result. If you are tired of spending time and money on hair-removal products that don’t work or painful waxing or plucking, schedule an in-person consultation with a Physicians Laser specialist. We’ll answer your questions, determine if you are a good candidate for laser treatment, and outline a recommended course of treatment. Contact us today to book your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!