Can You Perform Laser Hair Removal On Your Head?

You’ve probably heard by now that with new advancements in laser technology, laser hair removal is suitable to be done anywhere on the body “from head to toe.” This is true, the laser technicians at Fox Vein & Laser Experts have performed laser hair removal on all parts of the body, including, but not limited to, the legs, bikini line and full Brazilian, buttocks, legs, feet, arms, underarms, chest, back, neck, fingers and toes, stomach, nose, unibrow, upper lip, sideburns, ears, and chin…

But what about the head? Is it safe to perform laser hair removal on the scalp?

At first, you might be thinking that a procedure such as this is counterintuitive. Many people want hair on their head, and go through special treatments in order to produce longer, fuller, thicker hair (something we do offer here at Fox Vein & Laser Experts). Although having luscious locks is a popular opinion, there are those who may opt for getting rid of the hair on their head. Many men who suffer from male pattern baldness might want a more permanent solution to having that shaved-head look without the need to shave on a regular (or sometimes even daily) basis.

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In cases like this, laser hair removal for the scalp is a great solution. After a series of treatments, you will be able to say goodbye to the annoying habit of having to shave your head every day. Throw away those clippers. Forget about stubble, nicks and ingrown hairs. Get ready for a smooth, clean-shaven look from here on out.

Now that you know it is perfectly safe and acceptable to get laser hair removal on your head, there are a few things you should know before going through with the sessions. First of all, while we estimate that only about four to six laser hair removal treatments are needed to see results due to the intense and powerfully effective laser hair removal device that we use in our office, the definitive number of sessions can differ from person to person. Factors such as hair thickness and texture can most certainly play a part. Overall, however, the number of sessions needed is drastically less than used to be needed with older devices. Today’s technology is so advanced that we are seeing results much quicker than ever before!

Before we begin laser hair removal on your head, you will go through a consultation with one of our expert team members. There may be some pre-treatment protocol asked of you, and if so, it is very important that you follow each and every piece of instruction given to you. This is not only to ensure your safety, but also the effectiveness of the treatment.

There are a few crucial things to remember while you are a laser hair removal patient.

  • Keep your head covered from the sun at all costs, and do not take part in any kind of tanning — even artificial.
  • Wear sunscreen on your head, and wear a hat whenever you are going to be outside.
  • Do not wax your head in between treatments, as wax pulls the hair from its root. In order for laser hair removal to work, the laser needs to be able to reach the root. If it’s ruined due to waxing, your treatment will not work. Shaving in between sessions is ok (and actually required) since this type of hair removal does not destroy the root of the hair.

Most importantly, make sure you are fully committed to laser hair removal of the scalp. Once you have undergone a specific amount of sessions, there is no going back. If you are ready to go through with laser hair removal of the hair on your head, we are here for you. Give us a call today at 954-627-1045 to schedule a consultation and we will be happy to help you on your journey to a smooth, shiny scalp.