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 . It beams highly concentrated light into�hair�follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.
BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Benefits of laser hair removal include:
- Precision : �Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the
- Speed : �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 : ��Most patients have permanent�hair reduction�after an average of five to ten sessions.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser hair removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks.
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the�skin�surface. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.