Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most effective and long-lasting methods to remove or reduce unwanted hair. The procedure uses heat from a powerful laser to destroy hair follicles in the skin, which disrupts hair growth. Although the treatment does not completely cause hair to disappear, it is the best option for clients who want significant yet painless hair reduction and removal. Common areas to treat are the face, legs, arms, underarms and bikini line.
Very High Success Rate
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Some of the benefits that you can enjoy by opting laser hair removal are as follows:
- The laser does not harm your skin and only targets hair.
- You get permanent hair reduction in just 3-5 sessions.
- You get smooth, clear and hair-free skin.
- You don’t have to go through all the painful hair removal procedures.
- It is a medically, safe and relatively quick procedure.
Side-effects of Laser Hair Removal
Risks of side effects vary with skin type, hair color, treatment plan and adherence to pre-treatment and post-treatment care. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include:
- Skin infection
- Skin burn
- Increased sensitivity
Preparing for Laser Hair Removal
The laser therapist will provide with specific instructions to prepare for laser hair removal. These might include:
Staying out of the sun. Follow your doctor’s advice for avoiding sun exposure, usually up to six weeks before treatment, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
- Lightening your skin: Avoid any sunless skin creams that darken your skin. Your doctor also might prescribe a skin bleaching cream if you have a recent tan or darker skin.
- Avoiding other hair removal methods: Plucking, waxing, and electrolysis can disturb the hair follicle and should be avoided at least four weeks before treatment.
- Avoiding blood-thinning medications: Ask your doctor about what medications, such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, to avoid before the procedure.
- Shaving treatment area: Trimming and shaving is recommended the day before laser treatment. It removes hair above the skin that can result in surface skin damage from burnt hairs, but it leaves the hair shaft intact below the surface.
The laser therapist will press a hand-held laser instrument (Patented German Diode or the Alexandrite Nd:YAG) to your skin. Depending on the type of laser, a cooling device on the tip of the instrument or a cool gel might be used to protect your skin and lessen the risk of side effects.
When the laser therapist activates the laser, the laser beam will pass through your skin to the hair follicles. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth. You might feel discomfort, such as a warm pinprick, and you’ll likely feel a sensation of cold from the cooling device or gel.
Treating a small area, such as the upper lip, might take only a few minutes. Treating a larger area, such as the back, might take more than an hour.
You cannot enjoy the benefits of the treatment if you are following the post-op guidelines completely. Mentioned below are some of the instructions that must be followed after the procedure:
- Avoid excessive sun exposure for almost six weeks after the treatment.
- Apply sunscreen lotion on your skin for a fast recovery. Use the lotion prescribed by your doctor.
- Keep sufficient stock of ice packs to deal with redness or any discomfort after the procedure.
MORE CONFIDENT THEN EVERI feel more confident in a bathing suit now. Was not sure till the time I actually went for a consultation and Rana (Laser Therapist) at American Aesthetic Medical Center explained me the procedure.
THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFEI was initially worried about the pain involved with the treatments, but now that the process is completed, I can say it was the right decision for me. I’m so happy I made the choice to finally get rid of something that was bothering me for a long time.