In general, cheekbone laser depilation sessions last about 15 minutes each.
Hair regrowth on the face is very rapid, about six months compared to twelve to eighteen months or more on other parts of the body. The shorter the hair cycle, the closer the sessions have to be to each other. For the face, a minimum of ten sessions are necessary to obtain a definitive result.
In case of paradoxical regrowth, the duration of the treatment and the number of sessions are extended. This phenomenon refers to the growth of hair on an area not treated by the laser, but which is close to a surface that has been depilated. These new hairs must then be treated. It is difficult to predict, but it is common in the facial area.
Before any cheekbone laser hair removal session, it is necessary to have a first consultation with a specialist doctor. The latter will then examine the patient’s skin and phototype, as well as the hair and the area to be treated. This first visit is also an opportunity for him to know the patient’s history and to detect any contraindications to the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, the doctor must follow certain steps to provide an optimal and lasting result for the patient:
- First, the area to be treated is examined and checked for lesions. If the hair is too long, he may shave the cheekbones.
- The device is then set up according to the colour of the hair and the patient’s phototype. The practitioner and the patient must wear protective glasses.
- If this is the first cheekbone laser hair removal session, it is necessary to perform a test on a small area of the body.
- Once the test has been performed, the area to be treated is scanned centimeter by centimeter. One second is enough to destroy about ten hairs.
After the session, the doctor applies a moisturizing and soothing cream to calm the burning and itching sensation but also to reduce the pain.