Yes! In fact, the light from the BBL can see fine hairs that other lasers cannot see. This makes it a great finishing treatment for anyone who has already undergone laser hair removal but still has fine hairs left that could not be successfully treated by other hair removal technologies.
Your BBL treatment can be tailored to target and disable course hair, medium hair and fine hair by utilizing the correct wavelength to penetrate to the appropriate depth of the follicle for each type of hair. Unfortunately, because the pigment in the hair is what the light is attracted to, hair without pigment does not absorb the energy. To date there is no laser or light- based technology that can treat white or very light coloured hair. Also, as the light that reaches the appropriate depths to target hair is red, it is reflected off pigment of the same colour. Thus, lightly coloured red hair cannot be successfully treated.
Usually 4 - 6 treatments at 6 - 12 week intervals are needed. The number varies depending on the colour of the hair, the colour of the skin, the area being treated and your adherence to the appropriate schedule of treatments for that specific area. Skinpossible offers a 6 Treatment Series for the normal price of only 5 treatments. In the event fewer than 5 are needed, any balance that remains on your account can be applied to any other treatment or product we offer.
In most cases, all of it! But over a period of weeks new hair will grow and you will need additional treatments. Let me explain why by first explaining how hair grows. There are three phases of hair growth - anagen (the growth phase), telogen (the resting phase) and catagen (the period of transition.) The phases of hair growth last for varying periods of time in different areas of the body. For example, the hair on your face is in its anagen phase 50-70% of the time, while the hair under your arms only actively grows about 30% of the time. The telogen phase also varies in different areas of the body. Only hairs in the active growth phase (anagen) can be successfully treated each time. Thus, a series of treatments are scheduled to ensure that all the hairs will be targeted as they leave the telogen phase and enter the anagen phase. Missing scheduled appointments will increase the number of treatments required.
The BBL is suitable for most skin types, except very dark skin. It can safely and effectively treat fair skin, darker skin and even tanned skin. Freshly tanned skin should not be treated however so you will have to avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to a hair removal treatment. Also avoid using artificial tanning products or sun exposure for at least three weeks before treatment.