Unhappy with unwanted hair??For many years shaving, waxing and tweezing were an annoying, painful yet necessary procedure to get rid of the unwanted hair on the body for both men and women. Well not anymore!! Laser hair removal is a very safe and effective option worth exploring. This procedure has been used as a cosmetic treatment for some time now with increasing popularity. This treatment to get rid of unwanted hair is performed under the able guidance of doctors .It is one of the most safe and effective ways to get rid of unwanted hair on the chin, face, arms ,legs and rest of the body with minimal risk. This treatment not only removes unwanted hair but also makes fine lines disappear.
Every treatment has its pros and cons, so before embarking on this journey it is always better to be well informed about the whole procedure.
Protective eye shields are placed over the eyes to prevent any injury to the corneas or retinas before the treatment begins. The hair which is going to be undergoing the treatment is trimmed to a few millimetres just above the skin surface. A cold gel is applied on the area to protect the outer layers of your skin. This is also necessary as it makes the treatment more effective by enabling the laser light to penetrate through the skin.
A low-energy laser beam is adjusted to your skin colour and also to the location, colour and thickness of the hair that is to be targeted. To begin with a test treatment is first done by the doctor. A very low-energy laser beam is made to pass through the skin and this is absorbed by the pigment of the active-growth hair follicles. This area is then observed to ensure that the settings are correct and that there is no reactions to the proposed treatment.
After the success of the test dose, a low-energy laser beam is then systematically directed spot-by- spot to the areas that need to be treated. This procedure immediately and permanently disables the active-growth of the hair follicles with each treatment. Hair follicles which are in the dormant phase do not get affected by this treatment.
During the treatment, the feel of the laser’s is quite similar to the snap of a rubber band. In the next 1-3 weeks, your treated hair falls off. The treatment is very effective, proof of that is in the fact that the results are visible from the first session onwards. With every sessions you will continue to see fewer number of hair grow back. But it is necessary to finish the entire treatment, as that will ensure the best results as far as the hair removal goes.
On completion of the procedure an ice packs or a cold compress or sometimes anti- inflammatory creams or lotions may be given to you to soothe the area which has been treated to get ease the discomfort if any.
Several sessions are sometimes required for an optimal result. It is between three to eight sessions to start with, but further treatments at later dates can be expected, especially for people who have endogenous hormone secreting states or an exogenous hormone use.
Most surgeons recommend treatment at an intervals of four to eight weeks. This depends on:
There are few things one should consider before opting for Laser Hair Removal in
Laser hair removal treatment is very useful for getting rid of unwanted hair from the arms, legs, underarms, face and the bikini line, and also other areas.
Accuracy: This procedure can be selective in targeting the dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
Speed: With each pulse of the laser in a fraction of a second many hairs can be treated at the same time. Smaller areas like the upper lip can be treated in a matter of one minute.
Predictability: After about thereto seven sessions most patients have permanent hair loss.
This treatment is not just removal of unwanted hair, it is a procedure that requires training. So the most important step before you start the treatment is to be sure of the technician or the doctor doing the procedure. It is a medical procedure that requires extensive training, hence it is imperative that you are comfortable with their credentials.
You will be advised to limit the plucking, waxing, and also electrolysis for a period of six weeks before starting the treatment. As the laser also targets the hairs' roots, which are momentarily removed by waxing or by plucking.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL FAQS
Q: WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE FEEL LIKE?
A: Pain and discomfort can differ from person to person as the tolerance level of each person varies. If you compare this procedure to waxing, then the discomfort is very little. But if you are still not comfortable, then a numbing cream is prescribed for the skin.
Q: WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE OF THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT?
A: You should avoid too much sun exposure for six weeks after the treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN IPL AND A LASER?
A: IPL is not a laser. It stands for "intense pulsed light". While IPLs is very effective for some cosmetic procedures, but laser is a safer and faster procedure for a more lasting solution to hair removal.