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Before & After – Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal before and after results photos can be tricky. For one thing, laser hair removal clinics often don’t take before and after photos of intimate parts of the body like the bikini / Brazilian areas. So, you’ll typically only see laser hair removal results photos of the back, shoulders, arms, underarms, legs, lip, cheeks and chin. For another, it’s not obvious in results photos whether the hair is permanently gone from the laser treatments, or whether the client has simply recently waxed, tweezed, or shaved.

Fortunately, laser hair removal is common enough where you ought to be able to trust that it CAN be effective. Laser hair removal results photos can be helpful but before and after images are only part of what ought to be present on a reputable provider’s website.

Here are some other things, besides results photos, that you should look for when seeking out the best laser hair removal clinic in your area:

What type of laser does your prospective clinic use?

The laser technology itself is critical to achieving desired results and is the most overlooked factor when people consider laser hair removal. We won’t discuss the technology at length here but be sure to ask your prospective clinic what type of laser they use and do some research.

At Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal, we utilize an Alma Soprano XL Diode laser with an 810 wavelength. It’s among the most advanced lasers on the market and will get the fastest, safest laser hair removal results possible.

Is the laser safe and effective for your skin type?

Not all lasers are able to treat all skin types so be sure your prospective provider’s laser will be safe and effective for your skin. For darker skin types (5 and 6) clinics will often do a free test patch to see how your skin reacts before moving forward with a complete treatment. You’ll often see laser hair removal results photos on lighter skin tones because they are the best candidates for treatment.

Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal’s laser works on all skin types but we do make sure to do a test patch on some skin types prior to giving a full treatment.

Will laser hair removal work on thin or blonde hair or just thick, coarse hair?

No matter what laser you choose, laser hair removal does not work on blonde hair or thin, vellus hair. The laser needs pigment to target and kill the hair follicle. Thick, coarse hair responds much better to laser hair removal treatments – which is why you’ll often see dark hair in before and after results photos.

How many laser hair removal treatments has your technician performed?

Experience is key. Knowing the appropriate settings for each device and skin type is critical to get the fastest results while maintaining safety to limit the risks of burns and scarring. While side effects are rare and often temporary, a simple Google image search of laser hair removal burns should be enough to encourage you to ask how many treatments your prospective provider has given with the laser.