LASER HAIR REMOVAL
If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering.Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. 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.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.Predictability. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions.
Why choose laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair, be it from a condition that causes excess hair growth or just the desire for a new look. Most individuals will require a series of treatments over time which will result in the removal of the unwanted hair. Most of the lasers and light sources are FDA cleared for permanent hair reduction, which means reduction over time. Some individuals will see very long term hair removal which may last for many years. Others may require maintenance treatments over time to maintain their degree of hair loss. It is truly impossible to determine in advance who will require how many treatments and how long the hair will remain gone. As stated above, laser hair removal works best in those with dark hairs on lighter skin, however newer technologies and newer lasers and light sources have made the procedure safe and effective in those with darker skin and those individuals of color.
How to prepare for the procedure
Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will usually review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. Patients also should;
1.Avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, waxing, chemical peels or collagen injections for two weeks prior to the procedure.
2.Avoid perfumes, deodorants or any potential irritants in the treatment area before and after treatment.
3.Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements due to increased risk of bleeding.
What to expect after the procedure
1.Redness and swelling of the hair follicle, which is a normal occurrence.
2.Pain and discomfort, which can be easily treated with over-the-counter pain medicines.
3.To be given a prescription for a topical antiseptic cream to be applied after treatment.
4.To avoid direct sun exposure for at least one week following all laser hair removal procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
So, here is the list of some important FAQs, to solve your queries, regarding the efficiency of this laser cure and the time required for giving you the best results. HAVE A LOOK