Laser hair removal is a method that does not need any invasive surgery and can be used to decrease or eliminate unsightly body hair. People who have an excessive amount of body hair and are seeking a means to successfully decrease or eliminate hair from big as well as little regions of the body can find that this method is an excellent alternative to consider.
THE PROCEDURE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL
A medical professional, often a physician, a physician assistant, or a licensed nurse, will clean the treatment area before the operation. Eye protection is required for everyone in the room while the treatment is being performed since the laser might potentially cause harm to one’s eyes.
As soon as the numbing gel begins to take effect, the medical professional directs a beam of high-energy light towards the region that is to be treated. The duration of the treatment is proportional to the size of the region that has to be treated. It can take as little as a couple of minutes to treat a small region while treating a bigger area like the chest can take up to an hour or even longer.
Some people describe the feeling as being akin to the snapping of a rubber band or a stinging that is similar to a sunburn. When the laser’s energy causes the hair to evaporate, smoke puffs can give off a scent similar to sulphur while the hair is being vaporised.
TARGETED AREAS FOR HAIR REMOVAL
- Upper Lip
- Bikini Area
GETTING READY FOR THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE
Before your scheduled visit, our physician should give you detailed information on how to prepare. If you follow these directions, the treatment will be more successful, and you will have a lower likelihood of experiencing any adverse effects.
HERE ARE SOME COMMON RECOMMENDATIONS
- Before the treatment, you will need to avoid direct sunlight for a few days.
- Tan skin is not a good candidate for laser hair removal. Tan skin should be avoided.
- Take care not to irritate the skin.
- Avoid getting your hair waxed and ripped out.
- It is not recommended that you go through with the treatment if you already have an active infection such as a cold sore or a bacterial skin infection.
- In addition, if you have dark skin, you can be instructed to apply a skin-lightening product to the region that is being treated.
HOW DOES THE HAIR REMOVAL PROCESS USING A LASER WORK?
The process of removing unwanted hair using a laser involves exposing the hair follicles, which are tiny openings in the skin from which hair emerges, to a focused beam of light. The laser is absorbed by the hair follicle, and the instantaneous vaporisation of the hair results because the laser is drawn to the melanin pigment in the hair.
Individuals who have dark hair and light skin are good candidates for laser hair removal because the pigment in the hair attracts the laser and dark hair absorbs the laser more efficiently. Patients who have dark skin usually need to undergo treatment with a unique kind of laser that can detect the presence of hair on their bodies.
WHAT TO ANTICIPATE AFTER HAIR REMOVAL WITH A LASER
The majority of patients can resume their daily activities almost immediately following the surgery since the recovery period is rather short. You must keep using sunscreen after the operation, just as you needed to use it before the treatment. This will assist in preventing more inflammation from occurring.
You can anticipate that the number of hairs in the treated region will instantly begin to decrease once the process has been completed. You can start to see an increase in the amount of hair that grows in the treated region anywhere from two to eight weeks after having laser hair removal done. This is because not all hair follicles react in the same manner when exposed to the laser.
After the initial treatment, the majority of patients see a drop in hair density ranging from 10 to 25 per cent. The number of required sessions to achieve permanent hair loss normally ranges from three to eight. During the examination that you have with your expert before the process, he or she will offer you a more accurate estimate of the number of therapy sessions that you could need. To keep the effect going strong, you will probably need to schedule a follow-up appointment once a year.
If you are interested in learning more about our laser hair removal treatment options, please schedule your appointment with our experts in Edgware today.