What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser ;an intense pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair.
During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle.
The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair.
Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. It typically takes multiple laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed as well.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.
Depending on the laser or light source used, you and the technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection
Next, the technician will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You'll get treatments until hair stops growing.
How many visits requested for achieving the best results?
Laser hair removal is performed approximately every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the area being treated, until a good result is seen. The actual number of treatments varies, although typically six treatments or more are needed for optimum results.
Are there any precautions before treatment?
Laser hair removal is more than just ''removing ' unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking and waxing for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
What to expect after a Laser session?
The skin may be slightly red for a short time afterwards. This is normal and settles within 24 hours.
Is treatment painful?
Laser hair removal is almost painless as it differs from one person to another , but the intensity and duration of treatment depends upon hair colour, hair density, hair thickness and skin colour.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
- After a course of sessions you will not need to use any form of hair removal again
- Laser treatment is relatively painless and is described as similar to being pinged with an elastic band.
- You won’t have to go through the daily/weekly/monthly effort of shaving or waxing again once your course is completed.
- Saves you money in the long term over normal hair removal methods such as waxing and shaving.
- It helps to reduce existing ingrown hairs and produces none!
- Most clients see a result after their 2nd treatment, or even on their 1st laser treatment!