Our expert says:
Hi Tash, thank you for the question.
The results of permanent hair reduction generally speaking are excellent irrespective of our skin types as long as the machine being used is indicated for darker skin types.
However, these results are dependent on two main factors:
The type of technology used: not all machines for hair removal are the same (even if the manufacturer claims it is!).
The person operating the technology: you can have the best machine in the world but with the incorrect settings one will NOT get any hair removal or even worse one can experience side effects/complications.
The number of sessions required (and hence total sessions required) is dependent on one’s hair growth cycle. Permanent destruction of hair follicles can only take place during the growth spurt (Anagen) of the hair follicle while no destruction will take place during the hair growth ‘resting’ stage (catagen) or in its ‘decline’ stage (telogen).
On average around 70% of the hair is in its growth stage in our pubic area so one should see improvement in hair growth by the third session but this may take a little longer from person to person.
The difference in pain may be due to the difference in follicular density but it may also be that higher settings are required in the less painful areas.
Once permanent hair reduction has been successfully completed you should not experience any ingrown hairs but to reduce scarring and/or pigmentation a different applicator (skin rejuvenation) will need to be used.
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