Laser Hair Removal

If you are too tired of shaving,tweezing, or waxing, then laser hair removal may be the best option for you. This is the most common cosmetic procedures. The beams of the highly concentrate light penetrate through the hair follicles. When the pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the light, it destroys the hair.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

The benefits of laser hair removal, is that you can remove unwanted hair from your face,leg,arm bikini line, and other areas.

The Benefits include:

Precision: With laser, you can selectively target the dark,coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can remove multiple hairs at the same time. The laser is so effective, that is can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second . The small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas such as the back or the legs,may take up to an hour.

Predictability: Nine of ten patients receive tremendous results, only on an average of 3-5 sessions.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure, which requires training to perform and carries potential risks, Laser hair removal is more than just “zapping”. You would need to check the right cosmetic surgeon so that you know for sure that the surgeon is genuine and equipped with performing to the procedure.

Before you go in for a laser hair removal, it is advised that you limit your self from going for waxing, plucking, and electrolysis for about six weeks before the treatment, the reason is that the laser targets the hair's roots, which are lost when waxing and plucking.

You should also avoid exposure from the sun for six weeks, before and after the treatment. The sun makes laser hair removal less effective and creates complications after treatment .

What to Expect?

The surgeon will trim the hair a bit, above the surface of the skin before the procedure is carried out. The laser equipment is adjusted according, to the thickness of the hair and the colour, and also keeping in mind the location of the hair being treated,as well as the skin colour.

The technician, and the patient will need to wear appropriate eye protection, depending on the laser or light source used. It is also necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or a special cooling device, this help the laser light penetrate the skin

The technician will re-check the area with a pulse of light to area treated, to see that the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions. After the procedure is completed,you would be given ice-packs,anti-inflammatory creams or lotions,or cold water to ease the discomfort. You can schedule the next treatment for to six weeks later. The sessions would continue until the growth stops.

Recovery and Risks

After the procedure is completed you would feel a little sunburnt for a day of two. The surgeon will ask you to apply cool compresses, and moisturisers to cool the area. If after the treatment there are no sign of blisters, then you can go ahead and wear make-up

After a month or so, the treated hair will fall out, and you would need to wear sunscreen from the following month to help prevent temporary changes in colour of the treated skin. Some people do have blisters, but they are rare and most likely with darker complexions. The other potential side effects of laser treatment, are some swelling,redness,and scarring. Permanent scarring or scarring or changes in skin colour are rare.