Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
If you`re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal is an option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures world-wide. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorb the light, that destroys the hair.
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
How is the procedure performed?
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That`s because the laser targets the hairs` roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
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 colour.
Depending on the laser or light source used, you and the technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection. It will also be necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.
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. When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort.
What is the recovery period after the laser?
For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it`s sunburned. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. Sun protection is very important post-laser to prevent post-laser pigmentation.
How frequently should we repeat the procedure?
Number of sittings will depend on the thickness of the hair. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You`ll get treatments until hair growth is reduced.