I would like to ask about my first Laser facial hair removal treatment?
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Facial Laser Hair Treatment
Hair must be shaved before laser treatment. If not shaved only the hair above the skin gets energy and does not go deep enough to treat the hair follicles. Having only 3 treatments is not enough. It takes 6-9 sessions of laser treatment to reduce 70%-90% of the hair. This is because not all hair is in its active growth phase. Also, IPL is not an effective laser for hair removal. I suggest that you get another opinion before continuing
Facial laser hair treatment
Darker skin typically requires more treatments. LASER hair removal on the face may require 6 or more treatments. IPL is not as effective as LASER for hair removal. The best LASER for medium complexion skin is either diode or Nd:YAG laser with cooling.
Facial hair removal
I'm concerned about this. The hair needs to be shaved prior to laser treatment. If it is not, only the hair above the skin gets energy and it doesn't go deep enough to treat. Also, 3 treatments is way too little. I'd consider 6 or more as normal. Also IPL is not a laser and is not as effective as one. Facial hair is difficult to treat, particularly if it is fine hair. Risk of creating more hair in some patients as well if they are not treated properly. I'd get another opinion before doing anymore treatments
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