In women, there is little hair on the feet. However, particularly at the level of the big toe, the hair can be troublesome and a source of insecurity, especially during the summer. It is not rare for some women to opt to use laser hair removal to permanently remove these small hairs. Let's review this technique, of its progress and of its price.
Laser hair removal on the feet: the method
Laser hair removal is a procedure that removes hair almost permanently. This technique breaks the hair bulb by heating it with a light beam. Attracted by melanin, the energy of the laser is converted into heat that kills the bulb of the hair and turns its structure into scar tissue, preventing it from regrowing.
Hair on the feet, particularly for women, may have several causes:
- Heredity: in very brown or Mediterranean-type women, the hairiness of the feet is typically very developed.
- Hormones: stopping the pill, pregnancy or menopause can trigger hair on the feet.
- Certain pathologies of the hair system, such as hirsutism or hypertrichosis, may cause hair to grow in places that are normally hairless.
Laser hair removal on the feet: session
Generally, laser hair removal takes between 4 and 6 sessions for optimum results . The number of sessions, however, is calculated by the doctor based on the importance of the hair on the legs.
Each session lasts roughly 10 to 15 minutes.
It takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks between each session, the time that the regrowth of hair is visible.
Before your ﬁrst session of hair removal, a ﬁrst consultation with the doctor is necessary so that the specialist can ﬁnd out more about your ancestry and spot any contraindications that could discourage you from getting this procedure. They will evaluate your skin and hair and decide the amount of sessions required for your treatment, as well as the strength of the laser.
The day of the procedure:
- The doctor will check you again for any lesions or herpes sores that may postpone your session until you are healed.
- He will also inspect the area to be treated to make sure it is shaved.
- He will give you the safety glasses that you must wear for the entire session.
- Then he sets up the unit and performs a test on a small part of the body to check the intensity.
- Then he scans the treatment area using a handpiece that emits light pulses.
- At the end of the treatment, a soothing cream is applied that helps alleviate redness and reduces discomfort.